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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
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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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Gem of a Zoo

I always visit this zoo when I visit Cleveland. It is very well done, with lots of interesting animals and exhibits, but compact and easy to navigate. Don't miss the Rainforest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2014

I always visit this zoo when I visit Cleveland. It is very well done, with lots of interesting animals and exhibits, but compact and easy to navigate. Don't miss the Rainforest exhibit.

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Alliance, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went on a Monday before school was back in, thought it would be a good choice but the place was quite packed. Some of the exhibits were too crowded to get near but it was a nice day, our 10 year old enjoyed it, I though it was a decent value for the admission price.

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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a great day exploring the zoo. There is a LOT to see - you could easily spend the entire day here. It's very family-friendly - we really appreciated how the exhibits are designed so that kids can easily see the animals. There is also a wide variety of animals. I recommend buying a combo ticket for your kids... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well maintained and nice spacious Zoo. If you go n donation day during high season be ready to share!

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The zoo was really nice and clean. The exhibits were decent sized. I think they were bigger than the Columbus and Cincinnati so it seemed the animals had more room. There was a nice variety of animals. The zoo itself was very big but not so much that you couldn't cover it all. The exhibits weren't too far apart either.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Cleveland Zoo is a real treat. Young and old will appreciate the facility. It is clean, well organized, and family friendly. Make sure you visit the rainforest, the orangutans are a hoot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The zoo changes with every visit and time of day you visit the area. This is a great place for families to visit. It is affordable and allows picnic lunches to be brought in. I especially enjoyed the elephants and the Australian adventure. Always a fun day. Boo at the zoo is also worth a visit as a safe Halloween... More 

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fantastic place. It's super clean, large enough to fill the entire day & the Cleveland Zoo has the most amazing Rainforest.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

The depth of displays available and the great arrangement. Never felt crowded or rushed. Easy to move around the facility.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our zoo is one of the best. I love the new Elephant Crossing and the Meerkats are adorable. Great for a family day out.

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