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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109-3132
Phone Number: 216 661 6500
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Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest...

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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My wife and I visited this zoo on a Wednesday. Crowds were thin this time of year, which made the visit pleasant for us. The zoo is not huge, but it is not small, either. We spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Montreal
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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this zoo on a Wednesday. Crowds were thin this time of year, which made the visit pleasant for us. The zoo is not huge, but it is not small, either. We spent a almost the whole day there, although we take our time looking at the animals. This visit had a lot of active animals,... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We planned our visit around the Columbus Zoo, but wound up falling in love with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Absolutely beautiful, well laid out, interesting exhibits. Particularly enjoyed the themed buildings Bought the extended ticket so we could repeatedly feed the Lorikeets. :-) We missed only a couple of animals due to the unseasonable heat (the wolves were hiding, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Cleveland Zoo. It was our second visit. It is so pretty there, and there's so much to see. We spent about 4 hours here and only saw about half of it. You could easily spend an hour in the Rainforest itself. We find that the animals here always seem to be active and we enjoy seeing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo itself is gorgeous! Be prepared to walk a ton and wear comfy shoes though. The animals seem happy and taken care of, which is what matters most. The aquarium is kind of small.. Overall, it is pretty cool here and a must see in Cleveland!!

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Wickliffe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend that anyone with small or medium size children,TAKE THEM to the Zoo so much to see and do I love the zoo

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo has been around for many years. Although they do make improvements it is in a strange part of the city. By that I mean you would never think there is anything down in this valley. Nice exhibits and you can feed some of the animals but also nice to have a picnic there.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is nice. They have some great enclosures and good animals. The Columbus and Cincinnati zoos are better, but if you are in Cleveland, it's a good afternoon out.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did visit after Labor Day, but saw very few animals that were out and about. Those we did view, did look very well cared for. This zoo might be fine for the toddlers, but we won't return. I did hear that there is a very good African Safari Park, located about one hour West of Cleveland, that others should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been getting better all the time. Great place for couples, kids, families, everyone. You can now feed the giraffes, lorikeets, butterflies, and fish. The new 4D theater is awesome. Plus the new tiger exhibit real is something you'll want to see, it's incredible, the tigers are supposed to be so happy there they'll breed, it's really going... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of everything awaits you at the Cleveland Zoo. There are wolves, elephants, kangaroos, giraffes, waterfowl, rhinos, hippos, monkeys, and of course lions and tigers and bears. A separate section of the zoo encompasses the Rainforest exhibit which we did not allow enough time to tour on the day we were there. The signs are easy to follow and the... More 

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