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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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Zoo love!!!

I take my son to the zoo every other day and he just can't get enough of all the animals!! The zoo is very fun! Very fun and friendly place my son loves the rhinos!! He calls them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sadie_4321
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I take my son to the zoo every other day and he just can't get enough of all the animals!! The zoo is very fun! Very fun and friendly place my son loves the rhinos!! He calls them Dino's!! He is two!

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Pleasantville
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here for years the kids love as do us adults. Very clean for a zoo. They have what is called zooboo and it is a blast the kids and all of us like it a lot. The animals look very happy and the workers are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. The... More 

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Thank tdb3jb1
Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo was a great experience. Very clean and lots of activities and animals. There is a park adjacent for picnicking with a playground. My kids loved it. The zoo is smaller than big cities but it was a perfect day for family fun. We will be back soon!

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Thank DICER23
Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Buffalo, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, I've seen some of the biggest Zoos around. That said, the Erie Zoo is my favorite. What a value and such great fun for the young ones. I am a father of a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old. We visit the zoo weekly in the summer and the season-pass... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo has been redeveloped since my last experience. Yes it had been over ten years.But I thought for the city's population and offerings this location was an economical experience that had educational value. In addition, the prices for the train, refreshments, and souvenirs were fairly reasonable.

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Thank Jennifer K
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember coming when I was little. I grew up knowing this family friendly zoo. I enjoyed walking around and rehashing old memories and seeing what has changed.

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Thank Olivia W
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The kids loved the red panda and orangutan exhibit, especially when the older orangutan wrapped himself in a blanket while the baby tried sneaking under to join him. Zoo that the kids will love especially the little train ride.

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Fairview, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Erie Zoo is an awesome place to visit. The Erie area is blessed to have such a nice zoo. Not too big, not too small....just right. I like going to the Erie Zoo much more than the crowded "big city" zoo.

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Thank Carl P
erie, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Erie Zoo doesn't offer as many of the larger animals as other zoo's, however they compact a great selection in a small space. We have been to other larger zoo's where you do more walking and searching than actually looking at animals. The Erie Zoo has a great flow for walking with strollers and kids. Highly recommended stop!

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Thank payme1397
Erie, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Our family has been to many zoos around the U.S. The Erie Zoo may be small, but I think that's what I enjoy most about it. It's not overwhelming in size and attractions. The gardens and landscaping always look beautiful. The train ride and carousel are fun as well. We enjoyed Zoo Boo this October for the first time. Wow!... More 

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