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Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone Number: (248) 541-5717
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Description: Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and...
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.
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Great location, beautiful scenery and easy navigation

This is a great zoo located right in the suburbs of Detroit. It's easy to get to , right off I696. If you are going to this zoo for the first time , it is easy to navigate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo located right in the suburbs of Detroit. It's easy to get to , right off I696. If you are going to this zoo for the first time , it is easy to navigate through the whole zoo without getting lost. It's very well maintained and clean. The scenery is beautiful and is a great way... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

we started going easter sunday after a beautiful brunch that me and all my girls make possible . I know its early in the season and work is being done but what a great time was had by all nice to see so many animals so active . My grandson is always so happy at the zoo cant till we... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great little zoo with lots to do even in the colder months. Will return when it's warmer. Check out the reptile house!!!!

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Hazel Park, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Polar bears are always a winner. New penguin exhibit will be interesting. It is nice to spend a few hours just leisurely strolling through the zoo.

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Michigan
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145 reviews 145 reviews
33 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a pretty good zoo and going to get better as they complete the new Penguinarium next year making it one of the largers ones around. They have some bears, giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers, monkeys, apes, etc. The place was packed on a 72 degree Saturday! Cars were parked all over the grass medians after the ramp and lots... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Zoo was very clean and animals were up and moving about. Would have been better buy a family pass since it cost the same at admission for that day.

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Macomb, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A nice setting and a peaceful walk to see the many animals and upgraded exhibits. A fun time for all. Parking can be crappy at times, but its a small inconvenience at most. This is a must do thing at least 1-2 times a year.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

As members, my husband and I visit the zoo often, and it's always a unique experience. So fun seeing the animals behave in different ways between seasons. Very educational signs at each exhibit. Easy to find your way around. Lots of walking, but we enjoy it! There are plenty of picnic tables, so we often bring lunch or snacks to... More 

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Paradise, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The weather was perfect to spend a day at the zoo! We loved all the open exhibits, the staff were all so nice too. The new playscape is perfect. Wish we lived closer!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, Usa
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205 reviews 205 reviews
60 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Literally been coming since birth. Always fun to see the animals. The Detroit zoo has always been a staple here in Michigan and always good to families. Glad there's still remnants of old displays from when I was a child. Good to share with mine. I know this is outdated but I do miss the box that told about the... More 

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