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Belle Isle Park

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Address: Detroit, MI
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+1 313-852-4078
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River...

This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River contains the Belle Isle Zoo and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.

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Went to Belle Isle following the must see list for Detroit. It offers varied activities. Probably better in the warmer months. The free attractions were small, but worth walking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly S
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Milford, Michigan
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356 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This once gorgeous park is back. With renovations and updates, if you've not been to Belle Isle in a while, it's time. And for those who have never been there, it is a Detroit gem. Make the trip.

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Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is great for the outdoor enthusiast. If you like walking, riding bikes, or just sitting outside to enjoy the fresh air, then this is a great park to do it. Much cleaner since becoming a state park.

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Thank Patrice A
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Belle Isle is now a state park and the changes and improvements to the island are wonderful. Each year it gets better and better! Whether it's a leisurely drive around during the Winter or a picnic in the Summer (not to exclude the breathtaking Spring and Fall foliage). Great attractions on the island too! Just go!

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Thank mjmnam
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful. I really like how they're keeping it so clean. It's beautiful and breathtaking. I like all the new landscape and the how they've been redoing the aquarium. It's all wonderful place to walk, jug, swimming and sliding.

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Thank EZamarron
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been to Belle Isle Park in years (live in Australia but born & bred in Detroit!) Just drive towards the centre of the city and it's easy to find. In October midweek it's pretty quiet (and some of the attractions are closed so check them out BEFORE you pick the day you visit). Good weather makes for lovely pictures... More 

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Thank Larry C
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Belle Isle following the must see list for Detroit. It offers varied activities. Probably better in the warmer months. The free attractions were small, but worth walking through.

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Thank Kelly S
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regarding-less if you are single, or with someone, or family. Regarding-less on you age, race, color... the thing that connects you is love to nature and Detroit. This is a place where you can definitely find a lots of things to do. Walk, ride a bicycle, going to Aquarium (the very first in USA), Botanical garden, (during summer they have... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is a gem in the city. Much better now that the state took it over. Clean and fun for the family

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Traverse City, United States
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge to the island alone is amazing. They just don't build them like this anymore. The view of Detroit from the south end of the island is stellar. Any money spent on bring back this treasure will be money well spent. Of all the sights to see in Detroit make sure to take a spin around the island. Better... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been there in a while. The last time I had come here it was filled with garbage, drug activity, stray cats, and prostitutes. From all the negatives I was hesitant to return to this park again until I heard that it had been taken over and cleaned up. Now it is a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors.... More 

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