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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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It was a very educational visit. Loads of animals displayed appropriately. The train ride is great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DougCsr
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Oak Park, Michigan
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Beautiful zoo

I’m from Louisiana so I’ve come to expect certain things from a zoo trip. I set the bar pretty high... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashiebethxox
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Covington, Louisiana
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 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 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very educational visit. Loads of animals displayed appropriately. The train ride is great if you can stand the rather long line to board. Have fun.

Thank DougCsr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m from Louisiana so I’ve come to expect certain things from a zoo trip. I set the bar pretty high because the Audubon Zoo is gorgeous. I can honestly say that I was very impressed with the Detroit zoo! It was large, nicely laid out,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Detroit Zoo has experienced challenges over the years with city finances affecting funding but it always been a wonderful experience. I've witnessed the changes in the zoo over the years from the 1960's to the present and one of the greatest improvements is the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended the special lights exhibit they do in the month of December. Talk about spectacular!! Just amazing how many lights there are and was reasonably affordable. I will definitely be coming back to visit again and bringing family with next time so they can...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Although we visit the zoo regularly, we love spending New Year's Eve at the Zoo for Zoo Lights! It is so awesome to walk the park in the dark by the glow of the millions of lights they have depicting various things, as well as...More

Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Don't know that i can say anything about this place that has not already been said. I have been going here for 47 years and still love it. We have a membership so my wife and I use it as a place to get in...More

Thank CPAExplorer
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful display of lights at the zoo. So many lights. The displays were very well done. Lights danced on the snow. There was ample parking. The only draw back is there is not a lot of protection against the wind so bundle...More

Thank kristinak27
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I have already reviewed the zoo with the animals but not the light show. This is a remarkable experience with 5,000,000 LED lights on display. We took our 6-year-old grandson, and he enjoyed it a lot as did my wife and I. It's dazzling and...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to zoo lights this year. My wife and I went and were not disappointed. It was beautiful. Very busy. We spent a little more to go at 530pm on Sunday before Christmas. It was very nice and we were some of...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome displays of lights, with many computer animated scenes and synchronized light shows. Fun for people of all ages.

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Laszlo H
5 February 2018|
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Response from DWbiker | Reviewed this property |
I really doubt whether they will allow you to bring a pet to the zoo.
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Otj287
12 December 2017|
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Response from Aud542 | Reviewed this property |
Stay in Fla. can't see you traveling to snow just to see an exhibit
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Laura D
29 August 2017|
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Response from bjt2407 | Reviewed this property |
As folks have said there are some indoor exhibits but you should know the Detroit Zoo was designed as a natural habitat so it is mostly outdoors. The good news is that as a supporting member I can come and go without paying... More
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