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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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I love Cleveland, I love that we are making a come back and adding a variety of new things to the city. Unfortunately I feel the aquarium is not all that it could be. With it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Parma, Ohio
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Sarnia, Canada
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here from Ont Canada The aquarium is set in a old building right by the water. It was small but a lot to see and do. Friendly staff and lots of fun.

Thank The_Traveling_Mick
Loudonville, Ohio
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89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it is quite large. A favorite is the stingray petting pool and the animal encounter programs. Kids can watch divers in the shark tank and communicate with a white board. Parking is 5.00 and is supposed to be free with a membership but that never happens.

Thank jobrecht
Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to see this aquarium but was dismayed by the huge price tag $20 per person? Wow. It's really small and there isn't too much to see that's unique from any other aquarium. I wouldn't go back.

Thank rand0mgirl
Parma, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cleveland, I love that we are making a come back and adding a variety of new things to the city. Unfortunately I feel the aquarium is not all that it could be. With it being in the bottom of the Power house there is a limited amount of space. What they have done with the space and to... More 

Thank Nicollette0224
Strongsville, Ohio
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a day off and wanted to see the aquarium. While it has been open four years now, I had never had the opportunity to get there. I would strongly recommend GPS for finding the aquarium. The Flats is rather strange in its street layout because of the Cuyahoga River. It deserves its name, which means Crooked River. The... More 

Thank David44149
Lakewood, Ohio
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to the aquarium despite hearing some not-so-good reviews. The aquarium definitely exceeded our expectations! It was fun, had a good variety of fish, and was organized much like bigger ones we have been to. No, this is not the National Aquarium. But it is really good for its size! It took us a couple of hours,... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium was so cool, we took our 2 year old and he had so much fun, there was never a dull moment. They have a huge pool with stingrays that you can touch, he was so excited when he got to touch one. They have so many different exhibits with all different kinds of fish, turtles, and stingrays. They... More 

Thank PinkDiamond2011
Monroe, Michigan
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice collection of fish. Great touch tanks and very large saltwater display. Many sharks, Rays, eels. Highly recommend. Parking is $5. Grab a flyer at a hotel and save $5 per ticket.

Thank RICK S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice place to take our two boys. They aren't babies and I was worried about their interest in the Aquarium before we entered. However, they enjoyed what this place had to offer. They got to see sharks, jellyfish, a wide variety of different species of fish and we were able to pet stingrays. I paid the additional... More 

Thank welltraveled0427
Greenbelt, Maryland
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to learn and explore all manner of marine life. Very informative guides and the well-structured flow of the organized exhibits makes touring the facilities easy even when crowded.

Thank LaLex1111

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