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Belle Isle Park

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Address: Detroit, MI
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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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Dossins Museum & the Conservatory

I came here on a Saturday during the Easter weekend, which had beautiful warm weather! First, I visited the Dossins Great Lake Museum, which was great! I LOVE museums, so this one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AKAshon
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here on a Saturday during the Easter weekend, which had beautiful warm weather! First, I visited the Dossins Great Lake Museum, which was great! I LOVE museums, so this one which showcased Detroit's nautical history was perfect! As I knew that the other places closed at 4 or 5pm, I spent about 1.5 hours here so that I... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult daughter and I drove down to Belle Isle from Lansing, about a two hour drive. We were just curious because we heard Belle Isle was now a state park. BEAUTIFUL! Many of the facilities--the beach, the slide, the water slides--were not open because it was early April but we still stayed four hours. We visited the conservatory, the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Detroit's premiere parks, Belle is eight miles around and off of Detroit nestled between Detroit and Canada a great view is seen from every where.

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1 Thank stfcateringdetroit
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several sites to visit-a conservatory with quite an array of flora; an aquarium, a small zoo, a golf range,with a delightful par 3 course, and many roads through the wooded heart of the island. The field below asks when did I travel-it is a year round destination,and I go there several times each month

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Thank dadirishcasey3
Michigan
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Park gets better and better with each visit. Since the State took over, the improvements continue. Stop by Bucharest Grill on Jefferson for a six pack of chicken swarmas to go BEFORE sitting on the beach and relaxing.

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Milan, Italy
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a beautiful day, picnic, fly a kite, go boating, visit the botanical gardens... the city is investing in this park to make it a destination for locals and tourists. Great for families and a romantic sunset walk along the water. On holidays that fireworks may be seen, this is the best place to... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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100 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid a recent visit here since State of Michigan took over running park. What an amazing job they have done. Park is now very clean, buildings being repaired to original condition, families have beautiful picnic options, and conservatory and actuarial being brought back as attractions. Now just a wonderful venue for families and citizens to enjoy this unique venue.

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Detroit, Michigan
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the 40 minutes it takes me to get there - beautiful area with something to do for all ages, from playground equipment to an aquarium to renting kayaks AND MORE!

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice mini-getaway. It is a very nice park. Easy to drive to/from/park. You can see Canada! :-) The downside is that there are some homeless people hanging around, but then again, the island is big.

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1 Thank stevie128
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of things to do and great scenery, a must get to if in "THE D" and have time to relax. The view of Downtown is incredible too!

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