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Detroit Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The zoo is beautiful. Ihaven't been here in a while I swear it seemed bigger...but it was great. We... read more

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Leticia B
Taylor, Michigan
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Detroit Zoo is way better than you’d think

Love the Detroit Zoo! Make sure you check out... zoo brew and the Christmas lights during the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Royal Oak, Michigan
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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...more
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8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo is beautiful. Ihaven't been here in a while I swear it seemed bigger...but it was great. We signed up for a walk/run and enjoyed the animals while we were there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leticia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the Detroit Zoo! Make sure you check out... zoo brew and the Christmas lights during the holiday season. It can get a little too busy during the prime of the summer season but it’s worth a little afternoon trip from time to time. Fair...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank josephkmusicman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by Detroit Zoo. We visited on a cold Saturday and were happy that we were still able to see plenty of animals. The park is spread out which is great for letting little ones roam and the new penguin exhibit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RItraveler3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's gettingbetter but was very outdated before. Staff is usually pleasant except sometimes the ticket ladies up front can be rude.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shwaaskii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family went to spend the day at the Detroit Zoo.When we walked in the first thing we did was the Polk Penguin Conservation Center.It was awesome and took about 40 minutes to get through.It was very busy though.I would go to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alesserdo
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Love the Detroit Zoo. Clean and well kept. I try to get there at least once a year. The new penguin atrium is outstanding.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ihnene
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Lots of great exhibits. Penguinarium is really fantastic, as is polar bear habitat. Also live the grizzlies.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mclaire54
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

I've been the 30-something zoos around the country and I would put this right up there in the top 10 top 12. The penguin exhibit is the most awesome penguin exhibit I've seen outside of SeaWorld. You could spend some quality time there and enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brucep460
Reviewed February 4, 2019

There is a lot to do at this zoo, you should plan ahead if you want to take advantage of some of the additional exhibits so you know when they are available. Strolling through the zoo is absolutely beautiful. It's well kept. As far as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ginariggi3
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Take a time out to get into the park where you can get lost in nature and wonderful sights! beautifully kept up with lots to see and explore for people of all ages!

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 9, 2019|
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Response from jakb1969 | Reviewed this property |
All paved (unless you go off course to take pics by some of their decor). There was one spot you can get thru a lil faster on a trail that's not paved but I think that's really it.
September 12, 2018|
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Response from RobRoselle | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing you are referring to the ticket purchase option. It allows you to go on or in several of the attractions that are available. It appears to not be explained on the website but if you go to the drop down menu for... More
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