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Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone Number: 216 661 6500
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Description: Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the...
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.
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The zoo continues to keep thing fresh, low cost, and enjoyable. One of the best in the country! My only suggestion is to turn Monkey Island into a snack shop/waiting area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Have visited many national zoo's and this one would rate average. Very spaced out so plan on a good deal of walking. Penguin exhibit very small but much advertised? Not the greatest zoo we've been to but not a dump either.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

The zoo continues to keep thing fresh, low cost, and enjoyable. One of the best in the country! My only suggestion is to turn Monkey Island into a snack shop/waiting area.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We grew up in Cleveland and when an unexpected trip took our family of six back, we thought sharing our amazing zoo experiences with them was a great idea. Sadly, the zoo was a shadow of its former self. I remember loads of monkeys on monkey island, a dynamic Africa exhibit, easy access to bathroom and water fountains and so... More 

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Longueuil,Qc
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've seen a lot zoo, but so far this is the best.easy access, very low entrance fees and a large selection of differents species. Lot of stores on the site, large pathways.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have visited a few zoos around the world, this was perhaps the saddest of all I have visited. The enclosures for three lions seemed smaller than some major chain coffee shops; and the 4-5 elephants seemed sad by standing still/not interacting amongst themselves/huddled in a corner of the pen. I left early. Impression: Very poor. Avoid. Cons: Small enclosures,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

What kid doesn't love the zoo? This one is reasonably priced, clean and has tons of exhibits. We had a great time.

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Groton, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We thought the rain forest area was closed as that is what was said on the website, but when we got there it was open. Glad it was because they had an orangutan and baby, and I spent at least an hour and a half in there just watching them and taking pictures. They were in the research center inside... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've been many times over the years, most recently in early April. The Rainforest remains the jewel, an incredible experience with the flora and fauna from the tropics. Kids love it. Also has a nice restaurant inside with a great salad/soup bar. The actual zoo is quite a vast place. Bring your walking shoes. Highlights include the elephants, kangaroos, primate... More 

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Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have a membership to this zoo (which I recommend!) and go once or twice a month. We love being able to go for a visit and focus on a few things in this large zoo, full of great things to see. I'm not sure we've seen everything yet- 11 months into our membership! Everything is spread out, so wear... More 

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I take our grandson there when the weather is nice. And when it gets a little colder we can always go to the Rainforest.

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