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Detroit Zoo

8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48215
(248) 398-0903
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and experience life on the tundra at the Arctic Ring of Life, the worlds largest... more » Owner description: Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and experience life on the tundra at the Arctic Ring of Life, the worlds largest Arctic exhibit. Other highlights of this interactive and educational zoo include a stroll through an indoor rainforest with free-roaming animals and a visit to one of the largest great ape exhibits in the world. « less
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Fraser, Michigan
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243 reviews 243 reviews
62 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I have not been to the zoo in quite a while and it is getting better all the time. The exhibits are more exciting and many activities for children young and old alike.

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Seville, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice place in Detroit. Clean and tidy. Many kitchen and cafeterias. I lost my wallet and it was an enormous help from the security staff who took us mini car and drove through the park. We had great fun, my kids enjoyed the park as many of their favorite animals. I recommend this place highly and would again like... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

So much to love at our local Zoo. The Zoo gets better and better each year. Besides visiting your favorite animals the exhibits are second to none. Poplar Bears, Penguins, Butterflies, reptiles, Kangaroo's and education centers and special events and the list is never ending. I believe they grow a lot of the food to feed the animals. AND they... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been going to this zoo since I was a kid, then took my kids and look forward to someday taking my grandkids. It's gone through a lot of changes over the years but has always had awesome exhibits. The animals, for the most part, are out in the open and in environments that they seem to be comfortable in.... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have visited the Detroit Zoo multiple times and also performed volunteer work at the zoo multiple times. The zoo is clean and the staff friendly and knowledgable. It is not what you would expect for a city of this size. It reminds me of how zoos use to look in the 1960s. Having said that, young children will enjoy... More

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Detroit, MI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love the Detroit Zoo! I have been a member for several years, as it is close to my house. It is definitely an attraction that I take out of town visitors to see. A wide variety of animals to see - reptile house, amphibiville, polar exhibit, butterflies, otters, outback, etc... The Arctic Ring of life is especially impressive when... More

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Royal Oak, MI
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent zoo. Walkable in a day, great when the train is running, good displays and plenty of interesting animals. I love this place. Been going here all my life. It's a good place to forget the world and just enjoy being outside looking at the beautiful gardens and animals.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family has been going to the Detroit Zoo from when I was around 5 or 6 years old. It's the best, great exhibits, well kept enclosures and the park itself. If you are looking for a way to enjoy the day, pick no other, this is where you should be.....

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Owosso, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We brought three kids and they had a lot of fun. Most of the animals were out for us to see. There was a lot of people, but the zoo is so spread out it did not seem that bad. The food was a little expensive compared to other zoos that we go to, but it still is a great... More

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Warren, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I've learned from my experience that a majority of the animals are active when the temperatures are cooler (approx. 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit). I went with my sister and 2 year old niece and we had a blast. A clean and fun atmosphere.

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