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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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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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Trip to rainforest

Myself my daughter and my 1 year old grandson went today (sunday) We only wanted the rainforest... 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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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 2 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a cold weekday in January. The Amur (Siberian) tigers, snow leopards, grizzly bears, and reindeer - all the cold weather animals were active. The Rainforest exhibit was warm and beautiful. Just bundle up.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Terry M
August 30, 2018|
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They also have motorized scooters for $25. Well worth the price if it is difficult to walk distances.
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August 28, 2018|
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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
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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.
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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|
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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.
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