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Detroit Zoo

#1 of 21 things to do in Royal Oak Features Animals
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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We went on one of the hottest days in July, but the excitement overrode the hotness. The animals we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Doan B
via mobile
Well Worth Your Time

It may not be as large as others but it will still take you at least half a day. Arrive early so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bob j
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The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for 2,400 animals from aardvarks 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on one of the hottest days in July, but the excitement overrode the hotness. The animals we hidden but you knew why, lots to see and the park is very clean. People brought their coolers with packed lunches or you could buy a...More

Thank Doan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It may not be as large as others but it will still take you at least half a day. Arrive early so you can reserve a spot to feed the giraffes. Little children love to sit in the butterfly building and hope one of the...More

Thank bob j
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice zoo. Well kept. The Penguin exhibit is the best part of the whole place. We walked for miles to see different exhibits only to be told the animals were not out that day. These include the Polar Bears, Wolves and Lions. I would not...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pros -Walk through kangaroo exhibit is great -Giraffe encounter -Large enough to spend a few hours here Cons -Your ticket into the penguin house is set for a specific time so you have to plan around being at the front of the zoo at this...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my baby and I want to take a walk, we'd jump into the car and come to this place. With a membership, it is quite a nice place to come and enjoy the nice breeze. Not fancy, but has all the things that a...More

Thank Liverholic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Zoo is a gem. The new Penguin house is great fun to watch these cute animals. Love watching them be fed.

Thank bjt2407
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If we had chosen a cooler time to visit, we would have seen more animals. But who can fault them for taking shelter in the fine enclosures of the Detroit Zoo on a hot July day? Everything looked perfect and the gardens are pretty enough...More

Thank A D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast today! They even have healthy food options at the cafes. We will be going back soon! Penguin exhibit made my 8month old very happy!

Thank jamerz2043
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well spaced and easy to navigate. Loved our visit and all that it had to offer everyone in our group.

Thank JenWetzel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Detroit Zoo is a great destination location for families, couples, seniors, school groups, organizations, etc. to have hours to a day full of fun! From the ease of parking to getting around the park and through the venues and exhibits, it organized layout makes...More

Thank Laurie S
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Stephanie K
23 June 2017|
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Response from Brian J | Reviewed this property |
Myself and my girlfriend are usually there for about 3-4 hours. It can be done faster or slower depending on those going and what you want to see.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Cyn G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you're not a member.
21 June 2016|
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Response from HuronsForever | Reviewed this property |
All the above is true. The zoo is large enough that it can handle large crowds. More animals are slightly more active earlier in the day. Most people go right when coming in. Suggest you go left and avoid the flow. Go past... More