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

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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Detroit Zoo has been around a long time and went through its ups and downs. Happy to say it is a great place to take family and visitors. Many new exhibits showcase animals in natural environments. Knowledgeable volunteers make the experience even more enjoyable. Go in spring, summer, and fall to see the beautiful individually maintained gardens. Dont miss Arctic... More

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Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a really good time here for Halloween. Bundled up and walked through the zoon and just enjoyed the entire evening. This is such a great place for the entire family to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Go directly to the Arctic Circle to surround yourself with seals. Catch the penguins too. Giraffes, check. It may be Difficult to see lions, monkeys, and others hiding in natural habitats. But, go back another day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

It's been years since I visited the zoo, and I wasn't disappointed with a winter afternoon visit. The enclosures looked great, animals appeared healthy and happy. The Arctic Cafe was open, and the food and staff were excellent. The docents were knowledgable and ensured that all visitors were having a good experience. The volunteer in the primate house made sure... More

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Detroit
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Zoo is a winter wonderland and a site not to be missed. The animals are 'frisky' in the cold temperatures. The Zookeeper shared that they too love the company of visitors. Many of the exhibits have been moved indoors where the animals are up close and friendly. The animals seemed to be watching us as much as we were... More

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Royal Oak, MI
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Detroit Zoo is a too-well kept secret within the Detroit metro area. An infusion of state-of-the-art exhibits over the past 20 years have made this park one of the premier zoological gardens in North America. Outstanding and unique enclosures will give visitors an unforgetable experience with polar bears and seals (Polar Ring of Ice), with gorillas, chimps, and monkeys,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

I was pleased to see a good amount of animals out. There are a good number of inside displays as well to allow you to warm up. I would have liked to see a few more kiosks open selling hot cocoa or coffee to warm up a bit more.

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