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Erie Zoo

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Address: 423 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508
Phone Number: 814-464-4091
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Perfect for small children. Lots to keep them busy. Not too big for them to do everything in a 3-4 hr timeframe. Educational, interactive exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Perfect for small children. Lots to keep them busy. Not too big for them to do everything in a 3-4 hr timeframe. Educational, interactive exhibits.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Small but awesome. This is one of the best bets in the area. It's small, but easy to navigate, lots of parking and not too tiring even for the elderly. So much to see and included interactive exhibits for children. It is one of the nicest zoos I have ever visited.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I think this zoo is amazing, just the right size especially with small children. There is a lot to see including a petting zoo. The train ride is a must. I always recommend this to out of town friends and family and they are never disappointed!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice place overall, a bit outdated and displays mostly didn't work. Disappointed the grandkids since a number of animals were away until summer. They do have a great model train set there (at a zoo?) so grandson was happy about that. All in all, a good afternoon but could have been better.

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Welland, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This Zoo is a must see if your in Erie!, you can get close to the animals, it's not crowed. Very nice peaceful environment. Saw lots of people working there and everyone was really friendly. lovely relaxing day for sure :)

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Neshannock
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have wanted to visit this zoo for quite some time and finally did this Saturday. Easy drive and super easy to find. Great zoo, the girls loved the train and carousel. Saw lots of animals we hadn't seen before. Very nice play area for the kids. All in all great zoo we had a blast!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Erie Zoo is not a very large zoo however it is the perfect size for our large town. The exhibits are well maintained and the animals looked like there were well cared for. There zoo is going though some changes (for the better) they seem to be getting rid of a lot of the larger animal enclosures, such as... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I visit this zoo quite often during the spring and Summer. It's small but very nice and easy to walk through. It's cheap and I enjoy the exhibits, the giraffes were always very neat. I understand the zoo is under renovation so I will defintley be heading back once they are complete.

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Niles, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really enjoy the Erie Zoo. They have plenty of animals without being overwhelming. We can do the whole zoo without getting over tired. Everything is clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. They were training a lot of new staff today,as it was obvious. We are grateful for the healthy lunch options too.

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This community Zoo has some exhibits that other small town zoos don't have. What it shares with other such zoos appears to be pride what they have and in manner of presentation. Had an enjoyable time in an easy to navigate environment. Staff working there were very friendly and helpful

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