Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo showing autumn leaves and zoo animals
This splendid and varied zoological park offers visitors a unique perspective on the mighty polar bear at the largest polar bear exhibit in the US.

A visit to Detroit Zoo makes for a fantastic family day out. Its 50 hectares is home to 250 species from all over the world, including white rhinos, grizzly bears and the rare Amur tiger.As you enter the zoo, the first exhibit you'll come across is the delightful Penguinarium, where king, rock hopper and macaroni penguins frolic in and out of the water. There are more winged creatures on display in the nearby butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. Amphibiville is a fascinating exhibit for anyone with an interest in frogs and toads, and serpent enthusiasts and lizard-lovers will get a kick out of the Museum of Living Reptiles.Further into the complex, you'll find yourself in the midst of an Asian Forest. Keep an eye out for the red pandas and elusive Amur tiger – you won't miss the noisy macaques. Just next door is the African Forest exhibit. This faithful replica of a tropical rainforest is home to drills, chimpanzees and the majestic western lowland gorilla, as well as spoonbills and other small forest animals.Forest gives way to savannah as you move into the African Grasslands, where you'll encounter a whole host of African wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, warthogs, aardvarks and white rhinos. The zoo's splendid lions, Simba and his female companions Bikira and Erin, are a must-see. Then it's just a short stroll to the other side of the world, where the no-barriers Australian Outback exhibit lets kids (and grown-ups) get up-close with wallabies and the iconic red kangaroo.Finally, head to the Arctic Ring of Life exhibition for what is, for many visitors, the main attraction: the largest polar bear exhibit in the US. A transparent 21-metre tunnel under the enclosure gives you a unique vantage point from which to watch the zoo's three bears as they swim. Young thrill-seekers will love the Wild Adventure Ride and the zoo carousel. There's fun to be had indoors too, with a 4-D cinema and Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.Detroit Zoo is located 21 kilometres north of the city centre and is serviced by the Detroit SMART bus. There is also reasonably-priced on-site parking. The zoo is closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving.

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Hotel Royal Oak
Hotel Royal Oak
3 out of 5
811 East 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI, 48067
The price is RM451 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
RM451
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29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly motel in Royal Oak. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
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Hotel Royal Oak
Hyatt Place Detroit Royal Oak
Hyatt Place Detroit Royal Oak
3 out of 5
422 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI, 48067
The price is RM628 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
RM628
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Royal Oak. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (484 reviews)
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"The Hyatt in Royal Oak, MI was very nice. Breakfast included was better than most Hotels. The room was larger than a lot of other Hotels too. It was clean and the bed was very comfortable."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2023

Hyatt Place Detroit Royal Oak
The Westin Southfield Detroit
The Westin Southfield Detroit
4 out of 5
1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI, 48075
The price is RM569 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
RM569
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9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Southfield. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,031 reviews)
"Clean, nice rooms, friendly staff"

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The Westin Southfield Detroit
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Baymont by Wyndham Madison Heights Detroit Area
Baymont by Wyndham Madison Heights Detroit Area
2.5 out of 5
32800 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI, 48071
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Hyatt Place Detroit Royal Oak
Hyatt Place Detroit Royal Oak
3 out of 5
422 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI, 48067
Hyatt Place Detroit Royal Oak
Hotel Royal Oak
Hotel Royal Oak
3 out of 5
811 East 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI, 48067
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The Westin Southfield Detroit
The Westin Southfield Detroit
4 out of 5
1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI, 48075
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Hampton Inn Detroit/Madison Heights/South Troy
Hampton Inn Detroit/Madison Heights/South Troy
2.5 out of 5
32420 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI, 48071
Hampton Inn Detroit/Madison Heights/South Troy
Residence Inn by Marriott Detroit Troy/Madison Heights
Residence Inn by Marriott Detroit Troy/Madison Heights
3 out of 5
32650 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI, 48071
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Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
2.5 out of 5
24977 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI, 48076
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Holiday Inn Express Southfield-Detroit, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Southfield-Detroit, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
25100 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI, 48075
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Detroit Troy
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Detroit Troy
2.5 out of 5
225 Stephenson Highway, Troy, MI, 48083
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Detroit Troy
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