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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone Number: 216 661 6500
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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.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Cleveland Zoo many times, in all seasons and weather. Although visiting on a nice spring or autumn day, or cooler summer day, is best; many of the zoo’s best exhibits, the RainForest, Primate (one of the largest collections anywhere), Cat & Aquatics, and Koalas are indoors or are well adapted to the Cleveland climate such as... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Facility was improved over a teenage visit which horrified me. Nice walk, etc. but needs better upkeep, surrounding area somewhat unattractive. I may be somewhat biased as I find zoos becoming generally less appealing by their nature. I'm sure most of the employees and supporters are kind and dedicated persons.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great place anytime of the year. The new carousel is amazing. The new event center will be. A great addition

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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went here with my wife,my sister,brother in law and niece had an amazing time!!! Lots to do for all ages also the honored my discount pass even though I forgot it!! This place is huge I wasn't expecting it to be so big and so much to do. Make sure you bring lunch or snacks...also bring water because you will... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Love this zoo.....it's so pretty in park like setting, but my gosh, those poor orangutans look so depressed every time I see them. Their enclosure doesn't allow them to go outside at all. I really wish they would rebuild their cage (I'd be the first to donate!) and give them something a little more exciting than a BIODOME. The sharks?... More

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Lakewood, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have been zoo members for 5 years now and always enjoy a quick trip in the late afternoon before closing, or a full day on the weekend with the kids, and their evening adult only fundraisers are a blast.

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Flint
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Take the grandsons there several times during the summer. Have a family pass and we really get our money out of it. Kids love all the animals and the interaction with the animals. Both of the boys, ages 7 and 3, love to walk around and see and read about the animals.

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Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is plenty to see at this zoo. I love the layout and the animals all seem to have very nice and open habitats. Be prepared to walk when you go, it is very spread out and gives a great workout going from exhibit to exhibit. There is a shuttle/bus that takes you up the hill to the monkey exhibit... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is constantly upgrading and expanding its attractions. Just this year, a new carousel opened with an adjoining play area for children. Last year, a major outdoor elephant exhibit opened, replacing an antiquated and obsolete building. Lots of things for kids to see and do.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been there many times. Too much to see in one day unless you rush. Favorite is the Australian exhibit with a train and kangaroos. Newly renovated elephant exhibit excellent. Also love the rainforest exhibit. Best zoo east of San Diego

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