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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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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ripley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a terriffic Zoo: It is very large and be prepared for a lot of walking, however they have shuttle busses running around if you wish: We appreciated that they have foor available like McDonalds so you can save a few bucks on eating: The animals have it pretty good there, and lots of room and a lot of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pros: - There's lots to see. From the primates to the big cats to the rainforest, you will definitely get a full day's worth of things to do. - Great primate display. They have a very extensive array of primates to view and read about. I've been to what seems to be a bazillion zoos, and they had animals that... More

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Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It looked like a few of the animals were sick. The cages they were in were much to small. Some of the primates were missing hair on their bodies & tails. It was not a great feeling seeing that. Cats were pacing back and forth. It was sad.

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Spartanburg
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This zoo is state-of-the-art for handling animals from around the world in simulated ecosystems. Take the kids. Plan to walk. Don't forget the water bottles and the camera! If you get tired of the attractions, head on over to the gigantic water park next door. It's a great way to spend a day with family!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Cleveland Zoo is huge so be ready to walk. There was lots of staff around and very visable. Zoo is family friendly with a nice play area for kids. I do not like that the zoo did not offer souvenir cups that you could pay to be refilled. In this day we recycle.

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