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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone Number: 216 661 6500
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Ranked #11 of 73 Attractions in Cleveland
Owner description: Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest collection of primates...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the Rainforest this past weekend, as a diversion from the cold temperatures. What was nice were all the tropical plants, and animal exhibits were labeled. However, it appeared as though nothing has changed since I visited more than 15 years ago. And what was especially disturbing to me was how dirty some of the enclosures were -... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In general, I'm not sure what constitutes a bad zoo. I think all zoos are generally in the same ballpark. With that being said, the Cleveland Zoo is a nice, charming zoo. Love the layout. Not too big, but enough to make a good day to spend with animals. Tram is a plus that helps take visitors to various parts... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were there on a very cold Saturday, but still enjoyed our time there. Hope to come back during the summer. (Though it seems my travels only take me to Cleveland in late fall). We were very lucky to see, well, um ... Two elephants trying to make more elephants. Amazing to see. We were very lucky to have walked... More 

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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I went with our best friends, their nephew and another friend of ours and his 7 year old. It was great. Most of the displays were open and animals were out, which was nice. Sometimes you go to a zoo and half the animals are not on exhibit or are hiding. They had tons of food/drink carts... More 

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Family and I saw other families had a lot of fun also I would check the weather before the visit Rain Forest is a must also. ...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a very interesting zoo, offering something for everyone. The exhibits offer great information about each animal for those who want to read and learn a lot. And for those who need to just see the animals there is a huge variety and often a great experience to take home. Some animals put on a great... More 

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Willowick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went to the zoo..for the first time in ten years.I was pleasantly surprised by all the new exibits. The elephant encounter was awesome....3..elephants were out moving around..was neat. Would recommend a visit for people all ages...took our time...saw a lot of animals out on a cool day...lucky.....was inexpensive too.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I don't care where you go, you can't beat the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. They have put so much time and money into it and it shows. A place you must go and spend the day..

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a great zoo that is compact, yet with sufficient diversity to be interesting and a super way to spend some educational time. The signs are helpful and informative, and the pathways clearly labeled. Go forth and enjoy a few hours - it is a wonderful alternative to all the distractions of our 'modern' world. It is also a... More 

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

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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