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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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Clarkston, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Detroit Zoo has nice grounds and good walking trails. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves while there. We used to be members of the San Diego Zoo and the Detroit Zoo is no comparison to San Diego. The personnel working there were exceptional and knowledgeable. They made the experience much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Detroit Zoo is gorgeous and the animals are very well taken care of,they have a very natural habitat to live in, it almost doesnt feel like a zoo because of all the luscious greenery and beautiful flower gardens, its an awsome place to hang out with your family or even by yourself just relax and enjoy.

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Brighton, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

First I must mention, I did not pay for my most recent visit to the zoo because we got in free because of a special event through my husband's work. That being said, I have been to this zoo many, many times, but this is my first visit in a few years since they have expanded/improved. We arrived at approximately... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We bought the ZooMore package for myself, my wife and 2 kids (4 and 8). It cost us over a hundred bucks. But, it included parking and 4 each, tickets to various rides. One of which is the train to the back of the zoo (one-way only). If you're thinking like I was, that we'd see some animals along the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The zoo was great to go through. We had to wait 30 minutes beyond normal opening time to get in because of construction workers hitting a gas line, but once in, it was quite the experience. Planning on returning next year to see the new penguin exibit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Detroit Zoo was everything that could be expected from a zoo. It's very large, so expect to do a lot of walking, but there is a lot to see as well. We went as two families of four with two toddlers and two infants and everyone had a good time. The animals are in large areas they can roam,... More

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London, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was warm day. We took advantage of there add on ticket - pay a little extra at the gate and you don't have to pay at the attraction( $d movies, train and caraosel) you get 4 tickets for 26.00 for an adult. The 4D movies are both worth it as was the train through it was bumy it let... More

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Marshall, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my first trip to the Detroit Zoo. The staff were very friendly and helpful but I found the zoo to be just "ok." It is perfect for little kids since a zoo is a zoo to them but for the older kids and adults, we felt it needed some work. We were disappointed to make our way to... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My Fiance, George and I visit the Detroit Zoo about once a week. We LOVE the Detroit Zoo and, especially, Trio and Buster (the racehorses who were rescued and reside at the Detroit Zoo). The only change I would request is the VERY high prices. (A can of pop or a bottle of water is a whopping $3! WOW). The... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a good size zoo, all the animal exhibits are pretty spread apart so be prepared to do a lot of walking (definitely recommend strollers for younger kids that you can also be rented onsite for a fee). It's not cheap so if you're a Michigan resident I highly recommend getting the annual membership, it pays for itself after... More

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