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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
216-862-8803
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Ranked #53 of 83 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Aquariums
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Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you've ever been to another aquarium, don't waste your time or money with this one. Few exhibits and no shows. One of a very few attractions I have no desire to revisit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We are avid animal seekers and were very disappointed. The cost is probably twice what it should be considering you can tour the aquarium in an hour. Most of the fish are local to the Great Lakes. The touch tank area is okay but not natural as workers gathered the animals in trays n brought them to you to touch.... More

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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. You must have visited more than a year ago, because we no longer have divers in our touch pool with the trays of animals. We agree with you that this did not present the natural habitat, so we added more stingrays and the invertebrates are available to touch and view... More

Medina, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My daughters and I truly enjoyed visiting the aquarium. Understand that this is the first of two aquariums that we have been to so my relativity may be a bit limited as a result. The pricing for the Cleveland aquarium seemed a bit high to me but I didn't mind paying it if it will provide funds for expansion. The... More

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

Thanks for your ideas and feedback. We are working to add many more interactive and educational elements to the Aquarium and to assist guests with flow issues so they do not miss the SeaTube walk through in our shark exhibit. So glad to hear you and your daughters enjoyed your visit! We hop you will return in the future to... More

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's nice and new, but, needs more fish and sea animals in here. The best part is the Gift Shop, lots of items to choose from, and not very expensive for Gift Shop. The walk ways, which are tunnels are very nice, as overhead in the Shark section, is glass encased tanks, where the sharks are swimming overhead, and you... More

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

Thanks for your feedback! I see that you visited a year ago, so I hope you will consider visiting again to see everything we have added. We have new reptiles and amphibians, plus a brand new Giant Pacific Octopus. Plus we are adding many new interactive and educational aspects to each gallery. Hope you will visit again soon to discover... More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited with my 16 month old and in laws. This is a nice, family friendly addition to downtown Cleveland. I found the entry fee high. Considering we are planning a trip to the Atlanta aquarium which has a whale shark and that's about $38 a person, this seemed a bit costly for the size and what they have. Plus the... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Our admission fee is about half ($19.95) what the Atlanta Aquarium charges and is actually on the lower end of the range of admission fees that aquariums charge across the nation. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took the Grandsons age 7 and 9mo there last summer. It was a really nice way to spend an hour+. No it's not seaworld but what has been done with the location is great. And the Fish tunnel is super! we all loved it.

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

Thanks! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More

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

Most Clevelander's are sorely disappointed that Cleveland didn't get the world class aquarium it had hoped for and that the Great Lakes deserves. Save your money and instead visit the Cleveland Zoo, Natural History and Art Museums and Cleveland Botanical Garden-these last 3 all in walking distance of each other.

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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 love our setting in the historic Powerhouse, and with more than 50 different exhibits, we try to pack as much into our footprint as possible. Many guests enjoy touching our stingrays, tortoises and encounter animals plus the 175-foot long tunnel through our shark exhibit, all unique features that you... More

Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We got lucky and parked nearby for free. I thought it was a bit pricey for what they had but my niece was working there as part of her schooling and she kind of gave us personal tour. They had some divers in wet suits in one tank trying to get some fish out to clean tank. That was entertaining... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. We love having student interns work with us; it's an important part of our educational mission. Our divers work hard and can most often be found cleaning the shark exhibit and entertaining our guests. With more than 50 exhibits in an historic powerhouse setting, there's always something new to see and watch. Since you haven't visited... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

doenst worth the pricy tickets. less than 35 minutes and you'll go through everything. we were disappointed. I've seen better than this aquarium. wouldn't go again

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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. Many of our guests spend an average of an hour and a half on their visits, talking to our Guest Experience Associates, enjoying animal encounters, reading labels and watching dive shows. We are adding many new interactive and educational activities so I hope you will check us out again someday. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Let me start by saying I have a 15 month old son. A little odd there were no street signs or directions. When we parked we paid $6, not the advertised $5... not a big deal I suppose... $19.something for entry per person, kids under 2 are free good amount of fish tanks, local fish, tropical fish, an octopus, jelly... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit overall! More

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