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Belle Isle Park

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Address: Detroit, MI
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River...

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.

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Belle Isle Back to Beautiful

I hadn't been to Belle Island for a Sunday drive for years until a New York cousin came to Detroit to visit. She wanted to see locations that were iconic Detroit. Belle Isle is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

best time to visit is any season but winter. The park is pretty with a large fountain and parking is easy. You can bike ride, kayak, visit the garden or even see the oldest aquarium in the united states. Lots to see and do here.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to Belle Island for a Sunday drive for years until a New York cousin came to Detroit to visit. She wanted to see locations that were iconic Detroit. Belle Isle is one such place. The island is being systematically restored to the beautiful jewel it was when I grew up in the city. Despite all of the... More 

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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Park is great since it's been cleaned up. Good place for the whole family. Safe place to go. Aquarium is a must

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Thank Steve H
Royal Oak, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Belle Isle is a beautiful place to visit no matter the season. Great views of the river, Windsor, the Detroit skyline, and freighters. The Scripps Conservatory, Dossin Museum, and the Aquarium are great fun. Lots of good play scapes for the kids, picnic areas, and some food stands. Right now the island is getting prepped for the Grand Prix, but... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here on a Saturday during the Easter weekend, which had beautiful warm weather! First, I visited the Dossins Great Lake Museum, which was great! I LOVE museums, so this one which showcased Detroit's nautical history was perfect! As I knew that the other places closed at 4 or 5pm, I spent about 1.5 hours here so that I... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult daughter and I drove down to Belle Isle from Lansing, about a two hour drive. We were just curious because we heard Belle Isle was now a state park. BEAUTIFUL! Many of the facilities--the beach, the slide, the water slides--were not open because it was early April but we still stayed four hours. We visited the conservatory, the... More 

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Thank Pam R
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Detroit's premiere parks, Belle is eight miles around and off of Detroit nestled between Detroit and Canada a great view is seen from every where.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several sites to visit-a conservatory with quite an array of flora; an aquarium, a small zoo, a golf range,with a delightful par 3 course, and many roads through the wooded heart of the island. The field below asks when did I travel-it is a year round destination,and I go there several times each month

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Thank dadirishcasey3
Michigan
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Park gets better and better with each visit. Since the State took over, the improvements continue. Stop by Bucharest Grill on Jefferson for a six pack of chicken swarmas to go BEFORE sitting on the beach and relaxing.

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Milan, Italy
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a beautiful day, picnic, fly a kite, go boating, visit the botanical gardens... the city is investing in this park to make it a destination for locals and tourists. Great for families and a romantic sunset walk along the water. On holidays that fireworks may be seen, this is the best place to... More 

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