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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 2014
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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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Never would have expected such a great time. We were visiting family and they suggested going to the Detroit Zoo. The weather was perfect, the crowd was light and friendly and the animals were on their best behavior. We were there mid morning to early afternoon and go to see just about everything. The only sight we missed was the... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My son, 18 months old, is really into animals right now and my wife is 7 months pregnant with our second. We decided to go visit the Zoo on a saturday and we just moved here. Really excited about seeing all the animals and hoping my son would recognize them! Weel, he did, and we had such a great time... More

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Michigan USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The zoo was clean and nice. The animals appeared to be well cared for and had nice homes with lots of natural looking habitats. We went early in the morning when they opened on a moderately warm day in the 70's thinking that the animals would be out and about and active. They really were not very active at all.... More

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Macau, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took my 4 year old nephew to the zoo for a special day. The experience was wonderful with lots of animals out and about and many extra perks like face paint, movies, carousel, and a movie. The 4D movie was great. I would recommend the zoo experience tickets that include entrance plus 4 extras per person.... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was impressed with the habitats. The animals have a lot of room with real grass land areas and places to get away from the crowds if they wish. The great apes area was the best that I have ever seen. They don't have a wide variety of animals that some zoos have. I didn't see an aquarium, tigers or... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I just had the pleasure of visiting the Detroit Zoo, and all five of us had a wonderful time! I was very impressed with the cleanliness and beautiful landscaping as well as the large, open, and expansive area. The paths were tree-lined, offering plenty of shade and cool breezes, and the grounds were very well-maintained. There was... More

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Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have not been here for a few years, but have seen many improvements It is more attractive than ever with beautiful landscaping (the day lilies were in bloom) , has many inviting dining options, better signage, and just overall it was very well kept. All of the animals are of course the highlight, and we even saw the polar... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I am a big fan of zoo's this is one f the better ones i love the reptile house and the artic circle. Definately a must stop if your in the area

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Toledo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One of my favorite zoos. The zoo is easy to walk and see everything that is has to offer. Large variety of animals. Animals always seem more active in the morning. Good selection of food and beverages. Plenty of bathrooms. Parking can be busy if you dont get to the zoo when it opens.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I recently went to a yoga event at the zoo and my ticket allowed me access to the entire zoo - This allowed me and my husband to get an early start for checking out all the zoo had to offer. I had not visited this zoo since I was too young to remember so I truly didn't know what... More

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