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Detroit Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Take a time out to get into the park where you can get lost in nature and wonderful sights... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosalind C
Great zoo!

I have been a member of the zoo for the past 3 years. It’s a great place to take my daughter and... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank Rosalind C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been a member of the zoo for the past 3 years. It’s a great place to take my daughter and always find something new to do or see. We also love the events they gave throughout the year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jgb8080
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended Wild Lights with my husband. It was not as expected. I thought the entire Zoo was decorated in lights and you could view the animals. I was wrong. The Zoo is open in the morning & afternoon then closes for a bit to reopen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShannaMoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to see wild lights show during the holiday season. Lights were pretty but not as much as expected.... seen other light shows in different cities ....not impressed with this 1 though compared to the price for parking and tickets.....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anjum S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Wild Lights, 5 million lights. This was very well done. It was a trip around the zoo to see the many displays. The whole family enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MichaelW11575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to happy.....lights were pretty and all....but.....drove over an hour, paid $8.00 for parking, tickets were $16.00 (online) was done with seeing the park lights in an hour. If you wanted a hot chocolate, it was almost $7.00 with a $2.00 refill. Very expensive outing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Timothy1958
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

So this park is beautiful and has tons of varieties of animals. Only negatives I see are that Lowry Park Zoo and Toledo Zoo at least offered free days to guests who resided in the same county as them, and the seasonal events were free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jabell1969
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Went to zoo lights at 530, got a great parking spot, the variety of lights was great. Stopped at arctic cafe for $10 deluxe cheeseburger and fries. Great time, will be back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Momof2BoysMI
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I purchase a yearly membership because we have the best zoo ever. I don’t know who comes up with the different events that now offer but they are truly spectacular. The zoo boo, holiday lights, the summer programs for the kids, the pet adoptions, you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marie W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

To celebrate our engagement that morning, my fiance and I pre purchased tickets for Wild Zoo for 8 o'clock. We were five minutes away from the zoo sitting on the highway offramp waiting to turn into the zoo in a dead stopped line of traffic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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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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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.