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Detroit Zoo

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8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Being my first time to the zoo as an adult I was by far taken back, the polar bears, penguins, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jacobmc24
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Waterford, Michigan
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A great day trip for the family.

I went with my daughter and 4 grandchildren aged 2-8 on a drizzly Friday in July. We were thankful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MarciaK
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The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals from anteaters to zebras and features award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life. The Zoo’s newest attraction is the spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“penguin exhibit” (150 reviews)
“polar bear” (96 reviews)
“reptile house” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being my first time to the zoo as an adult I was by far taken back, the polar bears, penguins, and kangaroos were just the tip of the awesomeness brought forth by the excellent staff there. Make sure to get your picture taken by the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went with my daughter and 4 grandchildren aged 2-8 on a drizzly Friday in July. We were thankful that a few of the attractions were indoors, although when the rain stopped, we were able to see the rest of the zoo. Some of the...More

Thank MarciaK
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Summer is hit or miss on seeing the animals. Many exhibits were closed to the public. Others the animals were not in the exhibit. And finally what animals that were present were hidden sleeping in the heat so they could not be seen inside or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our day with the massive penguin conservation center. It was set up like Antarctica We also paid extra to walk through Dinosauria which we found fairly realistic and very informative. Sadly, due to construction on several exhibits we were unable to see some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are now living in Midland MI, but grew up in the Detroit area. We had not been to the zoo in over 15 years. It was a GREAT experience. I remember the Detroit zoo keys. Nothing like that today, but the penguins are wonderful....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived the ticket agent strongly suggested we take the train to the back of the park and start there to see more animals on display. What a joke that was. Most of the animals were either inside or hiding because they had...More

Thank Allen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun getting out to see the Detroit zoo and we followed a recommendation to ride the train to the back of the zoo. Walking from the back, there were several loops and trying to follow the map or exhibit signs wasn't easy. The...More

Thank 42kRun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day. Enjoyed the layout of the park, it was very busy the day we visited but it never felt overwhelming thanks to the large walkways and sprawling layout. It was generally very well kept and clean. The only disappointment of our day...More

Thank Alayna P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the zoo for 3 hrs or so. The zoo had a nice layout, about a 2 to 3 mile walk. We arrived at 10a, most of the animals were inactive/sleeping . Staff told us that the animals were most active in the...More

Thank Jan L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were lot of Animals to see and the also had sign to explain about the animals, it was very educational.

Thank Christina F
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Susan S
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Sukhram | Reviewed this property |
Still You can see peacocks! But Lion, Tigers May be hiding. Other animals like giraffe, kangaroo are in open
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Susan S
July 2, 2018|
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Response from DougCsr | Reviewed this property |
The zoo staff are well trained and equipt to handle extreme weather conditions. Don't worry, they know what they are doing.
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philia88
June 24, 2018|
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Response from mpharveyco | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But folded up on the last car.
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