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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)
    Anna H.
    "I love belle isle yes I do!!!!!!!!!!"(2 Tips)
    mikk d.
    "Visit during the Detroit Grand Prix"(2 Tips)
    Emeko F.
    "I like the fountain and the nature zoo"(2 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
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  • Jake W.
    Check out the aquarium, conservatory, boat museum, or the nature zoo, All for FREE!
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew OrrFebruary 7
    The aquarium and greenhouse are both fun to visit.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BDecember 31, 2015
    The parking areas. Boat/ship viewing. Views from each end of the park.
  • Lis R.
    Lis ROctober 26, 2015
    Come at sunset for a great view of the Detroit skyline
  • Christina M.
    Christina MarieOctober 1, 2015
    First time there and I plan on going back
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartSeptember 24, 2015
    One of my favorite parks. So many cool places and scenic views.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AhernAugust 18, 2015
    Nice, scenic area for a summer weekend
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinAugust 4, 2015
    A great place to spend an afternoon. The giant slide is only $1.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShimmelJune 16, 2015
    A must go to for anyone in Detroit.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitJanuary 7, 2015
    Watch out for goose poop. They are all over the place.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SpedoskeOctober 12, 2014
    Beautiful scenery. Great beach on the Detroit River. Lots of fantastic historic buildings. Check out the aquarium!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FraleySeptember 21, 2014
    Beautiful spot to spend an afternoon.
  • Geri P.
    Geri PAugust 30, 2014
    Beautiful Belle Isle Fountain! Must see it to appreciate it!
  • Joshua
    JoshuaAugust 23, 2014
    I love coming here at sunset to watch downtown detroit.
  • Jon
    JonAugust 8, 2014
    Huge Park, nice beach, hiking/Running
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RinglerJuly 31, 2014
    Looking great now that it has become a state park. So much work being done
  • Emeko F.
    Emeko FlakeJune 29, 2014
    I like the fountain and the nature zoo
  • 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:
  • Detroit W.
    Detroit WreckerMay 30, 2014
    Detroit Grand Prix is the best!
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • LaTonya L.
    LaTonya LewisMarch 31, 2014
    This is not a State Park, it's a National Wildlife Park. Closes at 10:00PM
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff D.March 6, 2014
    A lot of potential....hopefully state of MI does well with it!
  • 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.
  • Afrikah T.
    Afrikah ThomasSeptember 8, 2013
    Great place to get your walk in!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 27, 2013
    Don't mess with the geese. They'll get aggressive if provoked.
  • Brett K.
    Brett KropogJuly 4, 2013
    Awesome spot for everything!! Keep it awesome!
  • Stacey J.
    Stacey JacksonMay 28, 2013
    Beautiful park! Have been going since I was 2 years old and I still enjoy it!
  • Lotoya V.
    Lotoya VongrecinMay 28, 2013
    Take a ride or a walk on this beautiful island. Nothing like it in the world
  • Redic G.
    Redic GMay 21, 2013
    Great silver bass like the two big one Mercedes caught!!
  • Aaron
    AaronMay 2, 2013
    Bring a sweat shirt and a blanket tonight. It's a bit chilly.
  • Megan C.
    Megan CaseyJanuary 10, 2013
    I love belle isle. Lotsa good memories. Bit of a fixer upper though... :(
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 17, 2012
    Did you know Belle Isle is the largest island city park in the United States?
  • terence g.
    terence gainesMarch 1, 2012
  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 5, 2012
    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
  • Maria S.
    Maria SellsDecember 17, 2011
    Do the Holiday Stroll at the conservatory in December Free hot cider and donuts. Free event! Awesome choir!
  • tony k.
    tony kataiAugust 16, 2011
    the abandonded zoo in the middle of americas biggest park is a fun place to explore
  • Anna Y.
    Anna YounceJuly 25, 2011
    Come out here for a great view of the city and the Ambassador Bridge into Canada.
  • Ghostly International
    Lots to see and do at this park. Plenty of space too. Have a grill out and enjoy the beach.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JuneJune 17, 2011
    Beautiful island. Fountain isn't running yet mid-June. Maybe someone stole the copper piping again?
  • Paula M.
    Paula McNicholMay 19, 2011
    Walk very slowly and quietly and enjoy the nature
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TolbertMay 9, 2011
    Great place for a picnic, bike ride, jog, or just to feed the birds
  • 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.
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuntFebruary 19, 2011
    Group run: saturdays @ 10am by the giant horse. 3-6 miles. All levels welcome!
  • Johnny Lee J.
    Johnny Lee Jenkins Jr.December 21, 2010
    Watch a lunar eclipse with a full moon every 456 years.
  • 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.
    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 Jun 5
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