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The Detroit Zoo is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Woodward Avenue and 10 Mile Road (I-696) in Royal Oak.
From the east and west, take I-696 to Exit 16 for Woodward Avenue, Main Street, and the Detroit Zoo.
From I-75 north or south, take Exit 61 to I-696 west, Follow I-696 west to Exit 16.
The zoo is entered from either Woodward Avenue or 10 Mile Road; just look for the Detroit Zoo Water Tower.
The 10 Mile Road entrance to the Detroit Zoo (also known as Gate 1) will be closed until further notice beginning September 9, 2014, due to MDOT construction on the service drive wall. The Woodward Avenue entrance (also known as Gate 0) will be the only gate accessible for visitors, including those attending evening events.