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Detroit 10 Things to Do at the Zoo

The Detroit Zoo is nestled in downtown Royal Oak on 125 acres of land, housing more than 2,600 animals of 265 species. Aside from its impressive size, the Zoo is loved for its wild exhibits and animals that always give a warm metro Detroit welcome. Here are 10 Zoo must-do’s:

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GreenfieldVillageOpening THF

One sure sign that spring is here to stay is the annual reopening of Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford – America’s Greatest History Attraction. With opening day of the village planned for Tuesday, April 15, the village staff is getting ready to kick off another busy season with lots of fun in store.

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As if the Detroit Zoo needed another reason to be one of the most beloved attractions in metro Detroit, Michigan and the country, its mascots are celebrating their third anniversary this year. We chatted with Junior Z and the Zooper Heroes to learn a little more about their daily routines, beyond just waving and looking cute.

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Theater BillBowen

You know you’ve seen a good show when you leave humming the songs, discussing the characters over dinner or revisiting the plotline days later. The energy of a live performance may even be enough to wash away this year’s long winter doldrums.

This spring, Detroit’s theater marquees will promote shows making their Detroit premiers as well as traditional favorites.

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Take5 GrahamBeal

Founded in 1885 and expanded to a larger location on Woodward Avenue in 1927, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a genuine landmark in the city of Detroit. With out-of-towners traveling to the museum for its world-renowned exhibits, we knew Graham W. J. Beal of the DIA was the perfect person to ask …

When you spend a day in metro Detroit with out-of-towners, where do you go and why?

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