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Belle Isle Park

Park, Historic Site, and Island
Belle Isle, Detroit
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  • Maria S.
    "Holiday Stroll at the conservatory in December Free"(4 Tips)
    Allen V.
    "Beautiful place to spend an afternoon in Detroit."(3 Tips)
    Anna H.
    "I love belle isle yes I do!!!!!!!!!!"(2 Tips)
    mikk d.
    "Visit during the Detroit Grand Prix"(2 Tips)
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  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SkoleJuly 22, 2015
    After you have picked up your picnic basket from Rose's Fine Foods, head over to Belle Isle for a beautiful picnic. Just make sure to watch out for goose poop!
  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At almost 1000 acres, you are sure to find something fun to do on Belle Isle. Be sure to visit the beautiful Conservatory, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, or just enjoy the fantastic views of the river
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitJune 5, 2012
    A beach, waterslide, Kid’s Kingdom Playscape and paddleboats. Also a great place for a picnic or a day of fishing.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 22, 2010
    The island was landscaped in the 1880s & served as a staging ground by the U.S. military during World War II for a re-enactment of a Pacific island invasion by the Navy and Marine Corps.
    Upvoted Apr 22
  • Ben S.
    Ben SpedoskeOctober 12, 2014
    Beautiful scenery. Great beach on the Detroit River. Lots of fantastic historic buildings. Check out the aquarium!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyJuly 22, 2015
    The State Police presence can be oppressive at times but the island looks great and I love seeing the fountain functioning again.
  • GM Renaissance Center
    Enjoying a day at the park? Stop by the GM Renaissance Center for lunch or dinner at one of our great restaurants after your done with your day in the sun: http://www.gmrencen.com/dine.axis
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletAugust 2, 2012
    Spark Your Senses with the Chevy Spark! Get some natural inspiration at Belle Isle and take in the park scenery.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EbertSeptember 29, 2013
    Great park, just don't be there when it gets dark because there is some shady activity going on there at night.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AhernAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice, scenic area for a summer weekend
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartSeptember 24, 2015
    One of my favorite parks. So many cool places and scenic views.
  • Jake W.
    Jake WesorickApril 18, 2016
    Check out the aquarium, conservatory, boat museum, or the nature zoo, All for FREE!
  • Yolanda B.
    Yolanda BeattyJuly 23, 2016
    It's a great place to go and have a picnic with your significant other or your family, the beach is also awesome
  • Geri P.
    Geri PAugust 30, 2014
    Beautiful Belle Isle Fountain! Must see it to appreciate it!
  • Ghostly International
    Lots to see and do at this park. Plenty of space too. Have a grill out and enjoy the beach.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinAugust 4, 2015
    A great place to spend an afternoon. The giant slide is only $1.
  • Redic G.
    Redic GMay 21, 2013
    Great silver bass like the two big one Mercedes caught!!
  • Randy B.
    Randy BDecember 31, 2015
    The parking areas. Boat/ship viewing. Views from each end of the park.
  • Maria S.
    Maria SellsDecember 17, 2011
    Do the Holiday Stroll at the conservatory in December Free hot cider and donuts. Free event! Awesome choir!
  • Stacey J.
    Stacey JacksonMay 28, 2013
    Beautiful park! Have been going since I was 2 years old and I still enjoy it!
  • Lis R.
    Lis ROctober 26, 2015
    Come at sunset for a great view of the Detroit skyline
  • Tiffani R.
    Great place to walk around and explore. The environment is nice, and the view and scenery is pretty.
  • christine t.
    christine townsendMarch 29, 2011
    Go on a Saturday take in the dossin muesem, the conservatory and the zoo took my nieces last saturday had a blast.
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoNovember 13, 2016
    Beautiful place to spend an afternoon in Detroit.
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TolbertMay 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for a picnic, bike ride, jog, or just to feed the birds
  • Lotoya V.
    Lotoya VongrecinMay 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a ride or a walk on this beautiful island. Nothing like it in the world
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RinglerJuly 31, 2014
    Looking great now that it has become a state park. So much work being done
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 17, 2012
    Did you know Belle Isle is the largest island city park in the United States?
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShimmelJune 16, 2015
    A must go to for anyone in Detroit.
  • Joshua
    JoshuaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love coming here at sunset to watch downtown detroit.
  • tony k.
    tony kataiAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the abandonded zoo in the middle of americas biggest park is a fun place to explore
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff D.March 6, 2014
    A lot of potential....hopefully state of MI does well with it!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FraleySeptember 21, 2014
    Beautiful spot to spend an afternoon.
  • Lucilia L.
    Lucilia LourencoSeptember 24, 2012
    I have been in Detroit already but I did not visit this Park. Next time I will be there, for sure.
  • Megan C.
    Megan CaseyJanuary 10, 2013
    I love belle isle. Lotsa good memories. Bit of a fixer upper though... :(
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 27, 2013
    Don't mess with the geese. They'll get aggressive if provoked.
  • Jon
    JonAugust 8, 2014
    Huge Park, nice beach, hiking/Running
  • Anna Y.
    Anna YounceJuly 25, 2011
    Come out here for a great view of the city and the Ambassador Bridge into Canada.
  • Aaron
    AaronMay 2, 2013
    Bring a sweat shirt and a blanket tonight. It's a bit chilly.
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuntFebruary 19, 2011
    Group run: saturdays @ 10am by the giant horse. 3-6 miles. All levels welcome!
  • Renee W.
    Renee WillisApril 24
    The newest park across from the gold course with the zipline
  • Afrikah T.
    Afrikah ThomasSeptember 8, 2013
    Great place to get your walk in!
  • Renee W.
    Renee WillisApril 24
    The newest park across from the golf course with the mini zipline
  • Emeko F.
    Emeko FlakeJune 29, 2014
    I like the fountain and the nature zoo
  • LaTonya L.
    LaTonya LewisMarch 31, 2014
    This is not a State Park, it's a National Wildlife Park. Closes at 10:00PM
  • Brett K.
    Brett KropogJuly 4, 2013
    Awesome spot for everything!! Keep it awesome!
  • terence g.
    terence gainesMarch 1, 2012
    OVERALL BEST PLACE TO JUST KICK IT IN THE SUMMER!
  • Detroit W.
    Detroit WreckerMay 30, 2014
    Detroit Grand Prix is the best!
  • Jamye D.
    Jamye DonofrioAugust 16, 2014
    Love going down here with the kids
  • Christina M.
    Christina MarieOctober 1, 2015
    First time there and I plan on going back
  • Paula M.
    Paula McNicholMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk very slowly and quietly and enjoy the nature
  • Nathaniel C.
    Nathaniel CrawfordAugust 9, 2014
    Happy Bday Auntie Roberta... The BIG 7 0!!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris StergalasFebruary 8, 2012
    The largest urban park in the country!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JuneJune 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful island. Fountain isn't running yet mid-June. Maybe someone stole the copper piping again?
  • Konnie
    KonnieMarch 22, 2012
    Sit & Watch the water to relieve stress
  • Mariana v.
    Mariana valgarSeptember 3, 2015
    A very nice place to walk
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilliamsonAugust 25, 2013
    Awesome retreat!!
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CzaApril 21, 2014
    There's something magical about the weeping willows.
  • mikk d.
    mikk depriestJune 4, 2012
    Visit during the Detroit Grand Prix
  • Johnny Lee J.
    Johnny Lee Jenkins Jr.December 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch a lunar eclipse with a full moon every 456 years.
  • Korey W.
    Korey WrenAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for a picnic
  • Lisha L.
    Lisha LishaMarch 26, 2015
    Calmer, safer, and peaceful and it seems so weird
  • Phoebe A.
    Phoebe AtwoodSeptember 12, 2014
    Glad to see the park being cleaned up.
  • Darlene N.
    Darlene NolanJuly 13, 2013
    Here for boat races
  • Anna H.
    Anna HendersonAugust 19, 2013
    I love belle isle yes I do!!!!!!!!!!
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BainAugust 27, 2015
    The bike path.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitJanuary 7, 2015
    Watch out for goose poop. They are all over the place.
  • B. A.
    B. AlfordMay 18, 2014
    Sit by the water
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    Although it boasts nearly 100 acres, not many know it is the largest city park in America. Complete with golf course, beach, Giant Slide, maritime museum, botanical garden and more.
  • David
    DavidMay 24, 2014
    Bring sunblock
  • Xavier C.
    Xavier CarrJune 24, 2011
    great place 2 chil.
  • Louise T.
    Louise ThorntonAugust 8, 2014
    Tara's wedding.
  • Beth Joy
    Beth JoySeptember 11, 2011
    Coed pickup kickball with a keg. Athletic fields. 3-7. www.dkarocks.com
  • ANDREW H.
    ANDREW HUMPHREYJuly 4, 2010
    Do a loop around Belle Isle in Detroit!
  • Lisha L.
    Lisha LishaJanuary 5, 2014
    Cruise with hubby
  • Emily J.
    Emily JuneJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Fountain is back up as of at least 6/20/11
  • Jason D.
    Jason DavisAugust 27, 2010
    So this is where all the DPD patrols are!
  • alexis w.
    alexis wrightJuly 16, 2010
    this is a great park
  • Ke F.
    Ke FungJune 20, 2011
    No lights still. No fountain still.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreApril 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Look for the ducklings in the Spring.
  • latoshia r.
    latoshia raySeptember 4, 2010
    tha island!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BruffMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    that sucks there's no ice tree this year 2010-11
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