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Detroit Zoo

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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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My sister and I were thinking of something special to get my 86 yr old dad for Fathers Day. I knew he would be visiting from Connecticut in July so I wondered if there was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My sister and I were thinking of something special to get my 86 yr old dad for Fathers Day. I knew he would be visiting from Connecticut in July so I wondered if there was a "behind the scene" tour of some kind of the animal exhibits at the zoo. The breakfast with the butterflies and the giraffe encounter were... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went on our annual visit when the company i work for gives tickets to its employees. A longer drive for us than going to the Toledo Zoo, and we prefer the zoo in Toledo in any event. Still, they continue to improve the zoo and it is an interesting place to visit. Lots of parking, and close by.

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Dyer, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I thought the zoo was awesome! Nice size with a great assortment of animals. I was sorry the polar display was still being built, it looks like it will be wonderful when it's done. We were there on a very good day, not too hot so all the animals were active. The staff around the zoo were so helpful answering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to many zoos, and we both agree that the Detroit Zoo is the best one we have ever visited. It was so clean.,,,,I wish I had a dollar for each worker I saw with a broom and dustpan. There were flower beds everywhere and the lawn areas perfectly manicured. The animals had spacious environments. Everything was just... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The zoo is very easy to reach and parking garages are on the premises. You pay for parking when you purchase a ticket. Get a map and you will discover that if you follow the main path in a counterclockwise or clockwise route, you won't miss a thing; this was really a great feature. The zoo is large and expect... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the Zoo on a field trip for school when it was a little cold yet. So we dressed warm and still had a blast. Lots of places to go in and warm up for a minute or two. Our favorites were the reptile and bird displays. There are too many mention. It all was very interesting and... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Detroit Zoo is excellent. It offers great views, and great animals sightings. A must see place to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We try to go to the Detroit Zoo everytime we are in town, we fly or drive to MI semi-regularly because our daughter's surgeon is there even though we live 10hrs away. I love the zoo and the set up. If you go when it's really warm though, you may not see many animals as they will be hiding. This... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have taken my own children, field trips of children, and now my grandchildren to zoos around the US. The Detroit Zoo has many activities and exhibits well worth the trip from many points in Michigan. The zoo is easy to get to, has well marked, plentiful parking, easy entrance, and an immaculate acreage of animals of all kinds. Currently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went as family with some friends so we could see the dinosaur exhibit specifically. We ended buying year round passes and again just wowed by the this fan and family friendly zoo! Great place to the day with family, kids and friends with great enclosures and lots to see!

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Additional Information about Detroit Zoo

Address: Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone Number: (248) 541-5717
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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