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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Always a fun time for everyone!

We took our annual visit to the zoo on Noon Year's Eve and it was enjoyable as ever. We would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Great Zoo

I've been to zoos in over 20 different cities and Cleveland is one of the best. Lots of exhibits... read more

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Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest collection of primates in the United States and for its Rainforest exhibit, which features a thrilling simulated tropical rain storm.
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3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109-3132
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our annual visit to the zoo on Noon Year's Eve and it was enjoyable as ever. We would highly recommend this event to all our family and friends. We love the zoo!

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

I've been to zoos in over 20 different cities and Cleveland is one of the best. Lots of exhibits and variety of species. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because they tore down the aviary. Even though it was an older building,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself my daughter and my 1 year old grandson went today (sunday) We only wanted the rainforest tickets but we were charged for both the zoo and the rainforest. My grandson first visit it wasn't too busy. We enjoyed it

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 2017D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cleveland has a beautiful zoo. It was a really hot day when we were there so many of the animals were not out. Be prepared to do a lot of walking because it is really spread out. Too much for little ones and older ones...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SandyJ312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo in Cleveland Ohio ,expect to walk a little to the ticket booth ,because in the summer the parking lot can get packed ,you can always find parking,but it will be a ways.I love that the zoo has elephants and other bigger species,plan to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

I've been the 30-something zoos in this country big fan of zoos. This is a pretty average Zoo though the scenery is kind of unique in the layout definitely unique. Lot of walking involved but very nice exhibits especially the giraffes and a few others....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful display of lights around the zoo! Lights started on the walk from the parking lot. There was a path to follow to see all the lights throughout the zoo. Did not go around the entire zoo, but you saw most of the animal exhibits....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Having grown up going to the Columbus Zoo my whole life, I thought nothing could compare. Cleveland Zoo blew me away in a great way though! The exhibits were beautiful and thoroughly decorated. I loved the Wolf Lodge-all the details were amazing and it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roosevelt H
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We visited the zoo during a weekend getaway, and had a wonderful time! It was a very cold day, but almost all of the exhibits had buildings we could go inside of to get warm and see plenty of animals. During the winter months it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Always a fun Halloween adventure! Great to see the displays and all the zoo animals in their habitats. Rain or shine,for big and small kids, a very memorable experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Terry M
August 30, 2018|
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Response from travelteacher4 | Reviewed this property |
They also have motorized scooters for $25. Well worth the price if it is difficult to walk distances.
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Anita S | Reviewed this property |
Start at 10AM & finish around 4PM. It's a large zoo & depending on your walking status & how many people are in your group or if you are by yourself or with 1 person....take the time to look & learn about the animals in the... More
August 25, 2018|
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Response from mlCLE | Reviewed this property |
No; however, in the nature play area next to the carousel, there are several water-play based fearures. The nature play area is my kids favorite and sometimes we go to the zoo just to hang out there.