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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
216 661 6500
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Ranked #11 of 81 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest collection of primates in the United States and for its Rainforest... more » Owner description: Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest collection of primates in the United States and for its Rainforest exhibit, which features a thrilling simulated tropical rain storm. « less
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Wow! I was so impressed by this urban zoo! It has a wonderful collection of animals, including adorable koala bears and might lions! There is a great deal of walking involved to see all of the exhibits here, so it may be daunting for seniors or those with young children. A tram is available to help.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

While in Cleveland to visit family, we decided to try the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. It was a beautiful day for a walk around the zoo and there were parts of the zoo that were wonderfully done. I really enjoyed the Elephant Crossing, the building was a wonderful surprise. Inside the building were people who educated us about elephants and we... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I tend to visit zoos when I travel. The one in Cleveland is one of the best ones I've been to. It is spread out along a ravine in the metroparks and has a surprisingly varied topography. The animals are in well-proportioned outdoor enclosures and there are a lot of different animal species. They have a section for animals from... More

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The zoo had all the basics. It was clean and the animals all looked healthy. Just very average all around. completely acceptable for an excursion BUTif you want a world class experience head over to the Pittsburgh or Columbus Zoos instead.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Although it was extremely hot the day that we chose to go to the zoo, the animals were quite active. Even the larger animals were outside in their exhibits. The rain forest was amazing and the elephants.....amazing! There were so many for a zoo! Usually, you might only see two or maybe three. I think that there were five and... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a beautiful zoo! They've got the big animals--lions and tigers and bears--as well as wolves, dingos, elephants, giraffes, camels, and many more. The zoo is laid out in a few circular paths with plenty of seating and shade. We especially enjoyed the rainforest exhibit housed in a gorgeous dome. McDonalds and Pizza Hut offer fun food on site, but... More

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The admission price was a shock to me!! The zoo close to home is more than double the price for one person, so that started the day off well. The ticket also gave us access to the Rainforest area. It was a nice day we choose to visit the Zoo, sunny and hot though not overly. The downside was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is by far one of the best zoos I have ever been to. Surrounding zoos do not have nearly as many animals and cannot compare to Cleveland! I am from Cleveland and would suggest other Clevelanders and tourists to make time for the zoo. I have never been disappointed and have gone multiple times a year... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Cleveland zoo a nice zoo but I was not prepared for the walking. It is a long walk from the parking lot to the entrance. The park itself has a lot of room for expansion, you can walk quite a ways without seeing any animals. There is also a lot of up and down hill walking. Also refreshments were... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I liked the $12 admission price. That's about what it's worth. The signage was poor and many of the habitats weren't really visitor friendly. The animals were hard to see. The indoor exhibits were better.

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