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Belle Isle Park

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2 Inselruhe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207
+1 844-235-5375
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This was really good

We rented bikes rode the riverwalk to Belle Island. It was a beautiful day and a terrific ride. Ya... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A Hidden Gem

We spend a Saturday afternoon at Belle Isle and had a great time. Lots of things to do and see. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John L
Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River contains the Belle Isle Zoo and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2 Inselruhe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207
+1 844-235-5375
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Reviewed yesterday

We rented bikes rode the riverwalk to Belle Island. It was a beautiful day and a terrific ride. Ya gotta see the aquarium and the garden very nice day. I felt safe the whole day.

Thank Mike17534
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spend a Saturday afternoon at Belle Isle and had a great time. Lots of things to do and see. We visited the Lighthouse, the Aquarium and the Conservatory. Really family friendly and lots of sights and sounds.

Thank John L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a hidden jewel. It is clean, safe and beautiful - we ride our bikes down here but you can walk, run, or just relax in the botanical gardens and greenhouse. Visit the Great Lakes maritime museum or watch the freghters go by!

Thank katydetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is much to see here, so choosing might be a problem. For some reason, this Saturday, the State Park was almost deserted. That made parking much easier than when we visited last year. The aquarium was our first stop, as it is nostalgic, as...More

Thank orcasgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are huge green areas to play picnic. I was there in Summer on the Weekend of the Grand Prix, which is Held there.There is supposedly a Botanical Garden but I did not visit it..By Bike is ideal as all this is flat land..

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to do on Belle Isle. Love plants, go to the Conservatory. Next door is the aquarium, besides the fish, check out the beautiful building. Walk on many of the hiking trails. Beside to have a picnic, where you can see Windsor, Ontario, Canada...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure I'm just jumping on the bandwagon here, but since it has become a state park, Belle Isle is killing it. If you haven't been here since the change has been made, do yourself a favor and don't wait another day.

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good picnic spot to visit while in Detroit. A small drive from down town Detroit will bring you to this natural garden on island of Belle. There is an entry fee of $9 for the vehicles for a day. You can see Canada...More

Thank Mehroo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was prettier than I remembered it from my first visit 30 years ago. I give a bit shout-out to the State of Michigan for their management of this treasure! It was absolutely beautiful. They should maintain management of it forever instead of just...More

Thank mspgray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and strolled the grounds and green houses. Lovely. The early 20th century aquarium has been renovated and is sweet. Made me imagine top hatted gentlemen strolling with ladies in long gowns on there arms.

Thank RIRae2014
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Tom U | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Now that Belle Isle Park is managed by The State of Michigan DNR and Department of Parks the same fees and regulations are in effect. An annual state park fee is $11 - the exception is for pedestrians, joggers and... More
25 April 2017|
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Response from anjbee | Reviewed this property |
none on the island, although there was a casino there that might serve food. On Jefferson close to the island is The Clique restaurant, a local favorite. Also, Greek Town, the Woodward strip, and Martius Campus area... More
6 April 2017|
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Response from Anthony T | Reviewed this property |
Actually it's a park AND an island!!! The MacArthur Bridge provides easy access from East Jefferson,East Grand Blvd,and is easy to get to from I-75!! If you happen to be a boater,there are plenty of slips you can access!!