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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Address: 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone Number: 216-862-8803
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Description: The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately...
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately educating and entertaining about aquatic life and conservation. Set in a powerhouse built in 1892, see an octopus, touch stingrays, meet African tortoises, discover seahorses and jellies in more than 50 exhibits. Don't miss the 170-foot SeaTube, surrounding guests with sharks, eels, fish and rays.
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Much smaller than expected

I love to visit aquariums but this one was much smaller than I expected. The staff was friendly but, would love to have seen more.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I love to visit aquariums but this one was much smaller than I expected. The staff was friendly but, would love to have seen more.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I went to the aquarium when it first opened up and left disgusted. I remember when the basement of the "Powerhouse" had a comedy club and "Howling at the Moon" tavern with dueling pianists...somehow making it into an aquarium by a private concern seemed ridiculous for Cleveland. Our aquarium should have been built behind the science center and the Rock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice aquarium to visit. Its a good experience and the shark tunnel is great. You wont see Shamu here but its definitely worth the visit

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped here in June with my sister and my niece and we thought it was very nice. And yes, it IS a bit smaller than most Aquariums, but the Stingray exhibit and the Shark Tunnel were worth the trip. It's just a little pricey for what might take you maybe 90 minutes to cover...but if you eat at Shooter's... More 

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Aquarium was really a great place to take kids and adults. I was surprised that it was not all that large and pricey, but it was fun to see. The sharks were amazing. They had divers in with the sharks that interacted with the guests. That was fun. My kids are older and they still had a good time.... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fun for everyone, lots to learn if you stand and read every sign. Employees walking around with reptiles you can interact with. Definitely geared towards kids (but I'm a big kid a heart). And aim to be there for 3pm! Stingray feeding time was a spectacle, even if you're not participating, you can watch and take lots of pictures.

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Piedmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Even though the exhibits are not as extensive as other aquariums that I've visited, they are well presented, with informative signage, and a nice selection of fish representing virtually all the regions in the world. There are quite a few "hands on" experiences that will appeal to kids. We particularly liked the land tortoises from the Sahara and - of... More 

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to CLE. More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

With a couple hours to kill, we stopped here to see the aquarium..It was definitely worth the stop. My Granddaughter got to feed the Rays (for an additional $2). They have a great shark tank with some really big ones.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

So glad you stopped by to see us! Hope you enjoyed your time in CLE. More 

North Ridgeville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visit aquariums whenever we can and this one was one of the better ones we have been to. Well organized and maintained. Big enough to warrant the price of admission.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks! I notice you visited in January, and wanted to let you know that we just added a smaller touchpool where you can touch sea stars, urchins, crabs, cleaner shrimp and more. Hope you'll visit again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family and I have gone here twice. They have a very unique assortment of marine life and the displays are interesting. It is kind of expensive for the size. It cost $50 for three people (two adults and a 3 year old). It only takes about an hour to get through, unless you linger a long time at each... More 

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Additional Information about Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Address: 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone Number: 216-862-8803
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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