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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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Overpriced For Many Closed Habitats

We come to the Zoo once a year. It use to only be $14 an adult, but now it’s $17 and more than 5... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stephade2015
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Clarkston, Michigan
Always a great time

My kids love this zoo. We have an annual pass. A little disappointed that they just raised the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travelin'couple
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Canton, 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. The Zoo’s newest attraction is the spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“penguin exhibit” (150 reviews)
“polar bear” (97 reviews)
“wild lights” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 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 3 weeks ago

We come to the Zoo once a year. It use to only be $14 an adult, but now it’s $17 and more than 5 habitats were closed that day! They should warn you ahead of time and discount tickets for situations like this, specifically because...More

Thank stephade2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids love this zoo. We have an annual pass. A little disappointed that they just raised the annual rate significantly from the previous year. We already pay a special property tax for the zoo. But back to the zoo. Penguins are always fun and...More

Thank travelin'couple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a visit with my family. It’s a good place and Penguin Conservation Center is the most beautiful I found. Others were okay. Dianasoria is also good thrill for children. Parking Charges and entrance Fees seems much higher. Also it’s always good to book online...More

Thank Sukhram
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went a overcast Monday that turned int a beautiful hot sunny day. Not very crowded which was nice because I was bringing a 5and 2 1/2 year olds. It was the Monday after Mother's Days I was hoping for a light crowd. Manly small school...More

Thank Trish A
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The only real negatives were that the food is extremely overpriced and the price of parking. However, these costs, I suspect, go toward supporting the zoo, so I won't complain too much. My daughters absolutely loved the zoo. There are a decent number of exhibits,and...More

1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Some of the attractions were closed because they are only seasonal but we knew that before going so we weren't surprised. We really enjoyed walking around seeing all the animals. The penguin area was spectacular! They keep the zoo and the animal areas nice and...More

Thank Kmlkv
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

So much has improved since the days of my youth. I took my daughter and her friend to the zoo yesterday, thinking it would be more run-down than it was in the early 90's when I last went. Not at all! The Detroit Zoo Society...More

Thank blanzyk
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Always a great time. I love going whenever I can, any time of year. I’ve never had s bad experience.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Easy zoo to walk . If not stopping to look All animals I can get nice 45 min cardio walk in fresh air. Definitely walkable zoo sad the must sees are the polar bear exhibit and new penguin home .

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Love the penguin house. There is a path where you can walk and learn about the kangaroos up close. One of Detroit’s greatest assets

Thank sheree e
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Laszlo H
4 February 2018|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm sorry, only service animals are allowed at 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
28 August 2017|
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Response from Sukhram | Reviewed this property |
you may find some place to hide if raining but not all over the zoo. better plan to carry an umbrella if rain is forecasted
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