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Detroit Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Lovely and Incredible Zoo

Admission into the Detroit Zoo was $18 per adult, $13 for our toddler, and our infant was free! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lenore R
Boynton Beach, Florida
nice zoo

we enjoyed our visit to the Detroit Zoo. Quite a bit of walking but we knew that. Plenty places to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffrey D
Detroit, Michigan, United States
via mobile
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“penguin exhibit”(151 reviews)
“polar bear”(98 reviews)
“reptile house”(29 reviews)
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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I have lived in Michigan for 25 years and I cannot believe I have never been to the Detroit Zoo. What have I been missing! Lovely grounds, almost like a stroll through an old European park, and lots of walking if that's your thing. The...More

4  Thank EandMMichigan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 April 2003

too much walking,not that many animals,parking is a long walk from zoo,every thing is over priced.

7  Thank Footprints22426
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission into the Detroit Zoo was $18 per adult, $13 for our toddler, and our infant was free! We paid an additional $5 for our toddler to feed a giraffe, $5 each for a Thomas the Train 4-D show, and $3 each for my husband...More

Thank Lenore R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we enjoyed our visit to the Detroit Zoo. Quite a bit of walking but we knew that. Plenty places to rest. Tiger and red panda exhibit under construction. Penquins and Grizzly bears a delight. Australian interesting walking amongst kangaroos. Guides there very friendly and informative.They...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the first weekend of October. The weather was cool and we had a bit of rain, but most of the animals were out. I think we only missed the Grizzly bears and the wolves (they were hiding). The animal habitats are large and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like it a lot the zoo but the best of all is to watch Polar Bear that is not normal in must of the museums in the world. It's a very good place for families to stay the entire day.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the zoo on Sunday with my family and I check the website to see when they closed and it said 4. We got there and it had a sign that said they closed at 2. I called costumer service and they had...More

Thank tc7unlimited
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We have always enjoyed coming to the Detroit Zoo. Lots to see and do. Some if the staff is not so well trained but the overall experience is still a quality time.

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a great experience! Fall is the best time to visit the Detroit Zoo. They are decorating for Halloween and the grounds are stunning with their flowers still in bloom. The Polk Conservatory (their penguin house) the best I have ever seen. The zoo has...More

Thank webbj8
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I recently visited the Detroit Zoo for a corporate family outing. We were able to explore the zoo with our families for the day and then have a great catered lunch with our co-workers. The zoo is always a treat. The penguin exhibit is awesome!...More

Thank BAMW
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Maybe during different times of the year, it's good to come here but personally, I did not enjoy it. The Polar Bear exhibit, there were none people were wandering aimlessly around, trying to figure out where we were supposed to go, and the only thing...More

Thank April S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Detroit Zoo is always updating its exhibits and habitats, and it never disappoints. Compared with other zoos, a lot of the attractions are spread out - especially near the front of the zoo. However, once you get past the fountain, things become closer together....More

Thank Melissa S
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13 September 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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2 July 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
Susan S
2 July 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.