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Detroit Zoo

Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone Number: (248) 541-5717
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and experience life on the tundra...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Detroit
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

There are many pluses and minuses regarding zoos. The Detroit Zoo has been around for near 100 years. They have been active in breeding programs and have been a source of education for tens of thousands, or more, of children. It is unfortunate that zoos are necessary but they are. Well worth visiting and support.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Our Family loves the Detroit Zoo!!!!!! Animals, Food and Family - what more could you ask for!!! The Zoo is always clean and they have some Very Fun events throughout the year.

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I grew up in the area and used to visit at least once a year with my family for for school field trips. Over the years they have worked to update a few of the exhibits - the polar circle, butterfly house, and soon the penguinarium. They have also moved out a few species. This limits the selection of animals... More 

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on a cold winter day and didn't know where to go to see the giraffes, apes, and rhinos. The entrances to their buildings were not well marked. The first building we came to (the aviary) was temporarily closed due to a private event, and we couldn't find anyone to direct us. Most of the docents were inside the... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have an annual pass which I've renewed for some years now. I enjoy the zoo most in Spring, Fall, and Winter (don't miss it!) I always take my camera with the big lens, for you never know what beast might put on a show. The summer is hot/crowded, but the rest of the time, it's a real gem. Great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The zoo was huge and very beautiful but at the same time it really upset me. I'm a major animal lover and whenever i seen the penguins, the little sand fox, and the tiger really upset me. The penguins were way to crammed up in that so called "habitat" the literally barely had anywhere to swim even if the wanted... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A lot of the animals were tucked in out of sight, but it's worth the trip for the baby giraffe. Nice to go when it's not crowded.

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bring your kids, they will love it. I'm not a zoo expert but I have loved this place for 45 years. Still great.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had such a good time we bought a membership, will be back in the summertime when it isn't so cold, the one thing I didn't care for was the terrible smell that hits you like a brick wall when you first enter the penguin exhibit.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to the Wild Lights Holiday event and thoroughly enjoyed it. Takes on hour or an hour and a half to walk the whole lite area. Most of the animal exhibits are closed but if you are open. Music and refreshments are available. Piped in holiday music through out the zoo. Yes I would do this again very pretty... More 

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