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Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

4.2
#1 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Michigan
Meet 3,300 animals representing 280 species at Detroit Zoo, home of the world's largest Arctic exhibit that features polar bears, arctic foxes, and seals. Watch the arctic bears and seals swim above your head along a 21.3 m (70 ft) long underwater tunnel. Take a walk through an indoor jungle and surround yourself with kangaroos, macaws, wallabies, sloths, iguanas, birds, and butterflies at various cageless exhibits. Join in one of the animal education programs, feed giraffes, ride a miniature train, or watch a 4-D movie. At the interpretive gallery, you can also learn about the Earth using various displays and interactive tools. Discover how to plan a Royal Oak trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The zoo is great for locals. We love to take the grandsons for the zoo and a picnic on weekends. We all love it!  more »
  • It is a must visit place if u are in Michigan....we really enjoyed our visit. We saw polar bear,2 humped camel, penguins and many more animals that I have not seen in India.  more »
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  • Brilliant experience. I travelled with my wife and my 3yr old. The Polk penguin center was fabulous. Just loved watching the underwater. Do not miss the butterfly garden. We loved every bit of the visit. It's a well maintained place and the crew is quite friendly and helpful. Do keep the map handy. All the animals and reptiles are well kept and the caretakers are quite friendly. Buddy's pizza would fill you up for your walk around the zoo. It's filling and really good. Do not miss it if you are in the state. Keep water bottles handy (water filters shut during winters), you might need to hydrate yourself for your long walk.
  • Yesterday visited zoo, though it is very cold & majority animals were in shelters & all eat outs were closed, we enjoyed the visit with very less people around. It’s claimed worlds one of the largest penguin habilitation centre which is excellent. I am very much impressed with zoo layout. We have walked through entire zoo, & enjoyed lot. Butterfly garden is also beautiful. All animals which we could see are very healthy . You should have above 3 hours to see the zoo, may be more time if with family & friends. Must visit place in Detroit

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