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Belle Isle Park

Park, Historic Site, and Island
Belle Isle, Detroit
  • 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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  • sunsets
  • afternoon
  • biking
  • conservatory
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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!
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • 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
    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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletAugust 2, 2012
    Spark Your Senses with the Chevy Spark! Get some natural inspiration at Belle Isle and take in the park scenery.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jake W.
    Check out the aquarium, conservatory, boat museum, or the nature zoo, All for FREE!
  • Yolanda B.
    It's a great place to go and have a picnic with your significant other or your family, the beach is also awesome
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartSeptember 24, 2015
    One of my favorite parks. So many cool places and scenic views.
  • Ghostly International
    Lots to see and do at this park. Plenty of space too. Have a grill out and enjoy the beach.
  • Geri P.
    Geri PAugust 30, 2014
    Beautiful Belle Isle Fountain! Must see it to appreciate it!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TolbertMay 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for a picnic, bike ride, jog, or just to feed the birds
  • Allen V.
    Allen Vogliano3 weeks ago
    Beautiful place to spend an afternoon in Detroit.
  • 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
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 17, 2012
    Did you know Belle Isle is the largest island city park in the United States?
  • 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
  • Joshua
    JoshuaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love coming here at sunset to watch downtown detroit.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShimmelJune 16, 2015
    A must go to for anyone in Detroit.
  • 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.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff D.March 6, 2014
    A lot of potential....hopefully state of MI does well with it!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RinglerJuly 31, 2014
    Looking great now that it has become a state park. So much work being done
  • Megan C.
    Megan CaseyJanuary 10, 2013
    I love belle isle. Lotsa good memories. Bit of a fixer upper though... :(
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FraleySeptember 21, 2014
    Beautiful spot to spend an afternoon.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 27, 2013
    Don't mess with the geese. They'll get aggressive if provoked.
  • Anna Y.
    Anna YounceJuly 25, 2011
    Come out here for a great view of the city and the Ambassador Bridge into Canada.
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuntFebruary 19, 2011
    Group run: saturdays @ 10am by the giant horse. 3-6 miles. All levels welcome!
  • Jon
    JonAugust 8, 2014
    Huge Park, nice beach, hiking/Running
  • Aaron
    AaronMay 2, 2013
    Bring a sweat shirt and a blanket tonight. It's a bit chilly.
  • LaTonya L.
    LaTonya LewisMarch 31, 2014
    This is not a State Park, it's a National Wildlife Park. Closes at 10:00PM
  • Emeko F.
    Emeko FlakeJune 29, 2014
    I like the fountain and the nature zoo
  • Afrikah T.
    Afrikah ThomasSeptember 8, 2013
    Great place to get your walk in!
  • Detroit W.
    Detroit WreckerMay 30, 2014
    Detroit Grand Prix is the best!
  • Brett K.
    Brett KropogJuly 4, 2013
    Awesome spot for everything!! Keep it awesome!
  • Jamye D.
    Jamye DonofrioAugust 16, 2014
    Love going down here with the kids
  • terence g.
    terence gainesMarch 1, 2012
  • 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!
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