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Belle Isle

(Kid Friendly Park)

Picnic Way
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 628-2081
Imagine a 985-acre historic island park with a beach, conservatory, and lighthouse on an island in downtown Detroit. First-time visitors to the city
Move on to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (open every day 10am-5pm), home to hundreds of cacti, ferns, and palms. Be sure to bring your camera
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
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Last verified: 11/9/2014

12 Comments about Belle Isle
".place to spend the day with your family splashing around on the beach, sliding down the giant slide, playing with your children on the revamped and b" -
"Ah Belle Isle, the jewel of Detroit. It is still holding its own and a place worth visiting. Combined with a coffee at Tim's on East Jeff or a meal at" -
"As an urban city dweller, it was pleasant to see that Belle Isle has grown enough to revamp their playground and I am so very pleased!! The ground is" -
"Bell Isle was completely deserted when we took the time to drive around, and honestly, it was quite depressing.  There was litter everywhere, the" -
"Free public park, tons to do, easy to host casual events, super meeting place. You can't live in Detroit and not love this free public space. People " -
"I hear that Belle Isle today has slid from the peak of its glory, but it's still a really cool park. It's huge, so even on a sunny June day, there was" -
"I loved the park it was beautiful and I felt absolutely safe.....until I went down the giant slide where then I felt like I had been mugged, beat an" - visitor to belle isle
"I ventured out to Belle Isle with a few children and kites. The whole ride bracing myself for the all the damage I may lay my eyes upon and the possib" -
"If I could give this negative stars I would. It may have been a 'jewel' at one time but we saw more drug deals than sparkle on our trip to Belle Islan" -
"It's difficult to describe Belle Isle.  It's sort of like stepping into an alternate reality.  It was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, the " -
"This year marks the 130th anniversary of the purchase of Belle Isle by the city of Detroit from the wealthy Campau family. The purchase price of the i" -
"We took our kids here a couple summers ago when the aquarium was still opened (zoo was closed at the time), and they had a blast. The fountain was rea" -
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