Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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ciarey
113 contributions
A Trip to the Zoo
Sep 2021 • Couples
Zoo is nicely done and very clean. Make sure you wear your walking shoes, as there’s a lot of ground to cover. The Rainforest is separate from the main zoo and is absolutely amazing. The zoo was not crowded and they do have a tram that takes you up to the primate area. I was excited to feed the giraffes, but they weren’t doing that anymore. Not sure if it’s a Covid thing or what. Well worth the entrance fee and parking is free!
Written September 29, 2021
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MT
1 contribution
Could Be Cleaner
Sep 2021 • Couples
Nice people working there. However, there was a stagnant pool of water with plastic bottles floating in it in the grizzly bear enclosure. Australian train ride wasn't very picturesquw as maintenance buildings were part of the "scenery." Animals looked bored and lethargic.
Written September 8, 2021
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Oat R
930 contributions
Decent place to walk around
Sep 2021
+ Pretty big space to walk around
+ Parking is pretty nice if you come early
+ Pretty decent various of animals

- A bottle of water $3.50 .... come on!
- Lunch fast food area can be many people
- Can be so many families with young kids
Written September 6, 2021
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Kimberly C
5 contributions
Disappointing
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very disappointing. Lack of personnel. Who we did find were very nice. Seal exhibit was dirtier than it should be. Shuttles around zoo & parking lot would have been nice. Landscaping looked dead. IMO food and drinks were overpriced... $3.50 for small bottle water?? There were no shows. Just a disappointment all around.
Written September 5, 2021
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Beachpuppies
Pittsburgh, PA206 contributions
Perfect day for the zoo
Sep 2021
My husband and I visited the zoo while we were in town for the day, on a Thursday, and it was not that busy. It was our first time there. The Asian Lantern Festival was going on during this time, so there were lots of displays around the grounds. We were there during the day time, though, so they were not lit. We enjoyed spending the afternoon walking around. The offered an all inclusive pass for $24 which included the train, carousel, and discounts at the gift shop and to feed the animals. At this time, not sure if it was due to covid, or that it was September, but most of the snack stands and shops throughout the zoo were closed. There are a lot of great places for photos, especially with the extra displays at this time. The staff was nice. I also recommend checking out the 4D movie to cool off during your trip. It was also interesting to see the animal vetting area. There were a few displays closed for work, but no biggie, still plenty to see.
Written September 5, 2021
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JenCasler
Sherwood, OR86 contributions
Asian Lantern Festival
Sep 2021
The Asian Lantern Festival was beautiful. So many animated and non-animated animal caricatures lit from within, from a full Chinese zodiac to Giant Pandas, sloths, lions, giraffes and elephants. There were crowds but it was quite manageable. The elephants were out and about in their enclosure and they seemed to be enjoying the music and the balmy evening. We even saw a rhinoceros, an amur leopard, and a caribou. I loved the large animal enclosures, it doesn't guarantee visitors a siting every time but it does allow the animals to spend some time away from the public eye, if they want to get away. That' makes me happy.
Written September 4, 2021
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LaurenEA91
Chadds Ford, PA320 contributions
Nice Zoo but Very Spread Out
Aug 2021 • Couples
I love going to zoos and seeing different types of animals that aren't at my local zoo. I didn't even know that a Persian Onager was an animal but I saw one. It's a type of wild horse in case you were wondering. Nicely maintained but there were several things that weren't open. Also the primate and aquatic area is up a long hill so even though we walked up it I recommend the team if you can.
Written August 24, 2021
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Avondreha8
Avon Ohio76 contributions
Avoid!
Aug 2021
One of the worst zoos! Empty animal areas, closed stands, a waste of time! Go to the Akron Zoo instead!
Written August 21, 2021
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Dennis G
Mandeville, LA21 contributions
Better than Expected.. don't miss
Jul 2021 • Family
I'm from Cleveland but moved 35 years ago. I go back occasionally to visit my mom. This time took my daughter and her boys, 9 and 11.

Decided to visit the zoo, Thursday am. We all were pleased with everything, (except for me, the walking) ha, ha.

It was clean, and a wide variety of animals. They are not sitting on their laurels as a few new areas have opened in the past few years.

Reasonable price, free parking and good choice of food (reasonably priced) for the children.

If you are visiting or live in Cleveland, its a must see.
Written August 8, 2021
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Willa B
91 contributions
Must Do Zip-lining
Jul 2021
The place never ceases to amaze me, a great place for a lunch date, to see a quick movie, zip-lining, and of course walking exercising.
Written August 7, 2021
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