Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Detroit, Michigan

United States of America

Latitude

42.344924

Longitude

-82.966985

If you're looking for an adventure, you've found it! If you need a new tag spot for your graffiti artwork, look no further! What was once a great zoo has now been officially closed for over a decade. Come explore this beautiful place!

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On Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River.

Wikipedia

Belle Isle, officially Belle Isle Park, is a 982-acre (1.534 sq mi; 397 ha) island park in the Detroit River, between the United States mainland and Canada. Owned by the City of Detroit, it is managed as a state park by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources through a 30-year lease initiated in 2013. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States and is the third largest island in the Detroit River after Grosse Ile and Fighting Island. It is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge.

The island is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, the Detroit Yacht Club on an adjacent island, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a Coast Guard station, a municipal golf course and numerous monuments. It also previously housed a Nature Center where visitors were able to traverse wooded trails and view wildlife natural habitats, a former Belle Isle Zoo, riding stables and the Detroit Boat Club. The island includes a half-mile (800 m) swimming beach.

Provided By: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Isle_Park_(Michigan)

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