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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Big Cats and Elephants up close with Humans

People of all ages will remember this zoo experience as elephants walk along side guests and tigers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Always Upgrading, Always a Great Time

Truly a must see when in Cleveland! So many improvements have been made over the years, not only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael B
Cleveland, Ohio
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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
+1 216-661-6500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

People of all ages will remember this zoo experience as elephants walk along side guests and tigers lounge above as their human visitors pass underneath. Guests will enjoy a full day wandering the flower laden grounds (in season) between recently renovated open air animal habitats...More

Thank DanandPamOD
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Truly a must see when in Cleveland! So many improvements have been made over the years, not only for for the visitors, but for the comfort of the animals as well! The Zoo is divided into several areas: Australian Adventure; African Savanna; Northern Wilderness Trek,...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Boo at the Zoo is a premier family event. Kids love it , adults love it too. Metro Parks does such a great job at special events. Bring the whole family.

Thank Sampetros
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The layout was very good. Walking easy. Paths clean lined with lots of wonderful trees. Animals tended to be in two but often turned their backs! Pair of barn owls we face on. The orange oranagan baby entertained us. She was in constant motion.

Thank Evelyn U
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cleveland Zoo is an enjoyable outing for the whole family. The tiger and snow leopard exhibits were a particular highlight. The zoo is quite large, so wear a comfortable pair of shoes.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for families, couples and single. We have a membership and go three to four times a year. They have a shuttle that take you to the primate area year round and have one to the Tiger and bear area part...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful zoo, so well taken care of, friendly and welcoming, well presented and laid out. Informative and fun, but exhausting. There is a lot of walking to do if you want to see it all. Get up close with African elephants, giraffes, tiger,...More

Thank Kath_IMO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a good time at this Zoo! Its really big and there are so many different animals to see! The food places inside the Zoo are kinda pricey though!

Thank GrandTour204744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cleveland Zoo was very impressive. They keep the zoo clean. Also, Zoo keeps making improvements. There was many changes since the last time I was there.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo was very nice and big. It took us all day to go through and see everything. Most of the animal exhibits are amazing. Along with admission to the zoo, you get admission to the rain forest with is also incredible. Feeding area for...More

Thank Brian W
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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.
Brooke S
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 meghanc757 | 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.