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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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Always a good time

Growing up in Cleveland, I've been to the zoo more time than I can count. It's always a good time for any age, and while prices can be a little high and some days are too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Growing up in Cleveland, I've been to the zoo more time than I can count. It's always a good time for any age, and while prices can be a little high and some days are too crowded, it's pretty much always doable. There are still some enclosures that could use updating & expanding, but what's been improved so far has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been going to this zoo since I was little, and over the years, seeing all of the improvements and renovations, I can say they continue to wow us. When you go,your visit won't be complete unless you go to the rainforest too. If its too hot out though, the animals are a bit lazy,I would suggest a day of... More 

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Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Cleveland Zoo was a very nice experience. We enjoyed the day seeing all of the animal venues as well as activities for the kids. It was a very busy day at the zoo but no problems with long lines inside the park only with the parking. Go early to get parked before you get rerouted and have to wait... More 

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved how this zoo is both widespread and intimate; you can get up close to many animals, but the habitats are beautifully designed and spacious. For younger kids, try out the train! My 2.5yr old LOVED the train. We also enjoyed feeding the birds.

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Bozeman, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The zoo itself is fine. The parking situation is absurd you are better off parking in a parking garage and either walking or taking the bus. The crowds are ridiculous, don't plan on actually being able to see the animals unless you wait 10 minutes at each animal for someone else to let you in to see. Plan on waiting... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited the zoo on Mother's Day. Even with the large crowd it was a wonderful afternoon. The animal exhibits are well done, something for every generation. The grounds are very clean and very well laid out. I highly recommend comfortable walking shoes and wagons over strollers. You can easily get your daily 10,000 steps at the zoo. Nice place... More 

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Spent the morning visiting the elephants and Australian Adventure. As always, kids had a blast and so did we...clean surroundings and friendly staff. The kangaroos were a little surly but hey! What are ya' gonna do?

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Olmsted Falls, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We enjoy visiting the zoo multiple times a year to see the main zoo as well as the rainforest area (a great place to head in those cold winter months!) Spend some time sitting in the cafe area and watching the elephants in the Elephant Crossing! The new carousel is beautiful and the zoo continues to make changes and improvements... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to numerous zoos in the US and the Cleveland Metropark Zoo is one of the best. Very well laid out with an abundant variety of animal species.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have absolutely no earthly idea how there are any positive reviews of this zoo on this site. The only thing I can gather is that those who think this zoo is good have never been to a real zoo in another city, such as the San Diego Zoo, or even the small but satisfying Central Park Zoo in NYC.... More 

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