The Belle Isle Zoo closed down many years ago. Yet while the zoo is a memory for most, the remains of the zoo is still moldering up there near the Canadian border, just waiting for brave souls to explore its cold husk. That is exactly what jdg did at the blog Sweet Juniper. Posting about his visit to the closed zoo complete with photos and some nice history. If you like urban exploration, it is worth checking out and will get you thinking about the places you visited as a kid who have shuttered their gates.
Where the Wild Things Aren’t [@] Sweet Juniper