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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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Meh, it's ok

I thought the admission price was high for what it is. Like other reviews say, it does have some catching up to do. Some of the exhibits look like they weren't finished making... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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erie, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Highlight of our tour of Greater Cleveland Aquarium was the Shark Tube aka Tunnel Surrounded by monstrous man eating sharks on each side & overhead. Jacob, age 8 yrs old, was enthralled by various turtles & tortoise from around the world. Petting the stingrays, starfish and sea urchins was another favorite. It's hard not to fall in love with all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Tjis is a great aquarium, especially if you're not keen on aquariums. The displays about the Great Lakes and native fish were especially welcome

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Toledo ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I didnt want to rate this poor but this aquarium isn't average either. I am some what of a connoisseur of aquariums. I try to visit every one I come acrossed. This one is not only the smallest I had been to but a bit pricey. The dent in my wallet hurt my feelings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I thought the admission price was high for what it is. Like other reviews say, it does have some catching up to do. Some of the exhibits look like they weren't finished making them. I actually think the aquatics exhibits at the Cleveland Zoo is almost as good as this aquarium.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I don't like poor reviews, but the admission fee is high. It's not so easy to get there, and expectations are too high. Unlike Cleveland's world-class museums, the aquarium is just not comparable to other cities aquariums; Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Sidney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Grandkids (13 and 9) chose the aquarium over the zoo and other possible attractions. Even the 13 year old seemed to have a good time (she took a lot of photos with her phone). Just the right size for a couple hour visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Some people think that this aquarium is too small, but I think it's just the right size. Kids have a limited attention span and energy level, but this aquarium is just the right size for most kids to make it through without a melt-down. Though the ticket price is a bit high, you'll see why -- the facility is beautiful... More 

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

Wow, thanks! More 

EASTLAKE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Compared to a lot of the Aquariums around the US and the world, this one has some catching up to do.

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

Sorry to hear your visit did not meet your expectations. As a newer aquarium, we continue to add and upgrade our exhibits so there is always something new to see. Hope you will visit again in the future. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's not very big, and it wasn't worth the money to walk around in. Nothing different you can't see at the zoo! It was disappointing.

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

Sorry to hear your visit did not meet your expectations. We have more than 50 exhibits in the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse with exhibits from all over the world plus dive shows, animal encounters and feeding opportunities. Hope you didn't miss all the extras! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you haven't been in any aquarium before, it will be very nice experience. Even if you did, still can be fun. The place is well designed. Especially I can mention the old chimney with meduzas. Also, walking in a tunnel beneath the water is nice, especially when the sharks are swimming above you. Our daughter loves this place. The... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, and we're happy you enjoyed your visit. We continue to add new experiences so the value of your ticket is higher and higher. Hope you will come back to check us out again! More 

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