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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

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Address: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 440-256-21
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Great little getaway park!

Great public park that has back country feel while still being a quick drive from nearby cities. Also enjoy the nature center and animal resources.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Derek M
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Painesville, Ohio
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Painesville, Ohio
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great public park that has back country feel while still being a quick drive from nearby cities. Also enjoy the nature center and animal resources.

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Mentor, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit and I'm especially attracted to the Wildlife Center. This is a great place to enjoy the day, or attend any of the wonderful events held there each year. I highly recommend it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful! We love walking the grounds. Always something interesting to see and experience. Love it!

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a beautiful place to take a walk. There are several trails. There are restrooms, picnic areas, and grills available.

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Wrightstown, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Love all the park systems in the area...we enjoyed some nice hikes and some good bike rides! The trails were well maintained and marked.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a cool place for families with small children although any age can enjoy it. Nice country setting. They rescue and rehabilitate injured animals which they have available to see. Kids can learn a lot here. Would be great for homeschoolers. Especially when one of the workers is around to give more information about the animals. And its free!

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kirtland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Go to Penitentiary Glen - put iton your list of things to do - there is a lot of acreage and there are gorgeous trees, birds, unique, serene nature scenes you would only see in a card, or on youtube, but you see them in person. Aaah, the sounds and scenes of Nature! Oh, and they have the most amazing... More 

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Magna, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A beautiful wooded area (with pathways), a small wildlife center, a sometimes operating small gauge train and informative visitors center make this a worthwhile stop. The pathways are wheelchair compatible. If you can visit during one of their celebrations, it is even more fun. See their website for details.

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Rock Creek, OH
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is beautiful. They have day camps in the summer and their wildlife center is awesome. The train rides are worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This park offers enjoyable family fun events for people of all ages. Not the biggest or fanciest of the metroparks but it is relaxing and scenic. It is a very natural environment and they do take in abandoned or injured wild animals. We have taken birds and a baby rabbit to be cared for.

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