"THE DETROIT ZOO" Top 5 Page for this destination Zoo Tip by dtownkitty

Zoo, Detroit: 8 reviews and 10 photos


The Detroit Zoo has big cats, monkeys, reptiles, elephants and every other animal a kid or a kid at heart would be excited to see. One of their newest exhibits is the Arctic Ring of Life in which you can walk through a clear tunnel and view the polar bears swimming around you. Another exhibit that kids seem to especially enjoy is the Butterfly Garden.

The zoo and its exhibits are fairly large so a lot of walking is involved. Strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are available for rental if you need them and there is a train which takes you from one end of the zoo to the other for $2.00.

The zoo also hosts various events and fundraisers during the year. The Zoo Boo, a Halloeen event for kids is among the most popular. There are evening events geared towards adults as well.

Admission to the Zoo:

$11 for 13 and up
$7 for 2-12 year olds
$9 for seniors
$5 for parking

Address: 8450 W. Ten Mile Road
Directions: Royal Oak, MI, about 30 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport
Phone: 248-398-0900
Website: http://www.detroitzoo.org

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2005
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