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Akron Zoo

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This zoo is the best. You can spend a couple hours to take it all in or a whole day savoring the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Akron, Ohio
Great place for little kids

The Akron Zoo is such a nice zoo for little ones. It is significantly smaller than the Cleveland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norton, Ohio
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500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH 44307-2199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is the best. You can spend a couple hours to take it all in or a whole day savoring the sight of all the animals. Just the right size. No need to complete a marathon to see all the animals like at larger...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Akron Zoo is such a nice zoo for little ones. It is significantly smaller than the Cleveland Zoo, in a good way. You can cover the whole place without becoming exhausted. They have little areas for the kids to play along the way. Our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 848tashat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the zoo seeing all the animals but Akron zoo is small we saw everything and ate lunch and was done in 3 hours so not a good all day place to go in less u go to Akron zoo then Cleveland zoo then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank btalkington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend a visit to this place of adventure and education for everyone of all ages. The people there really are the best in the zoo world!!!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My last visit to the Akron Zoo was for the Christmas light display. They had a fantastic display. It was a bit warmer that evening, but there was a misty rain. There was protection in the buildings that housed some animals. We got to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lindastep1
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Great little zoo with lots to do. The otters are amazing, and there's a carousel that the kids love to ride.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mindyt007
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My family and I enjoyed our visit this summer and were surprised at the variety of animals there were to see. We were glad to see that the enclosures were well kept and clean and all the animals seemed in good health. We enjoyed their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TimothyJWiley
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

I love the Akron Zoo it’s a great trip for smaller children there are plenty of animals to see without being so overwhelming and exhausting be sure to check out the penguins. They have a nice gift shop with a good selection of items for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F5422QQLisaL
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with wife and two boys (2 and 4). Visited in November so it was quiet there. We probably miss out on a lot of the special events and displays by going off season, but it is easier for us to let our two...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank captainshark32
Reviewed October 29, 2018

My wife and I bring the grand kids here and always a wonderful time. Pricing is good too. Never a disappointment.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Caron W | Reviewed this property |
When we went the beginning of August, they did have foxes. The animals we did not see there were monkeys, elephants, and giraffes.
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Amanda D | Reviewed this property |
There were foxes present the last time we went, earlier this summer, yes.
August 5, 2018|
Response from bratbabybrunner | Reviewed this property |
Yes we paid with either credit or debit card. Didn’t give discount for being a AARP member though.
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Boston, Massachusetts
Toledo Zoo vs Akron Zoo (27 Replies)
I will be staying in Cleveland for 4 days and will visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Given that I am a huge zoo fan I want to check out as many as possible. If you had time for either the Akron Zoo or Toledo Zoo, which one would you visit and why? I will be alone or with another adult. Pricing and parking fees don't matter. Dining doesn't matter because I'll bring lunch. Thank you!
August 16, 2015|
Response fromSavantIII_11|
We, too are Zoo Buffs, and have visited the Big (and small) Zoos in the US, Britain, Europe, and Beijing. We have found the Toledo Zoo to be an excellent small attraction, and there are several other attraction in Toledo.