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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109-3132
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+1 216-661-6500
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Love this zoo

I have been there many times. Too much to see in one day unless you rush. Favorite is the Australian exhibit with a train and kangaroos. Newly renovated elephant exhibit... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2014
Carey L
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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19 reviews
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Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been there many times. Too much to see in one day unless you rush. Favorite is the Australian exhibit with a train and kangaroos. Newly renovated elephant exhibit excellent. Also love the rainforest exhibit. Best zoo east of San Diego

1 Thank Carey L
Choiseul, St. Lucia
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Reviewed November 5, 2014

I expected to see more exotics than what was displayed. The open environment allows for an appreciation of the zoo design with respect to housing the animals for exhibit, but prepare to walk. I have been to many zoos, and Cleveland's in an average city zoo.

Thank R-Doree
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed so much especially Kangaroos were so funny and jumping all around people, I would not mind to visit over and over, you will really enjoy your time here. fun fun fun.

Thank Sylva S S
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is no greater place to spend an entire day than Cleveland Metroparks Zoo! It is educational and fun, you can walk or take the tram. There are many places to eat or pack your own lunch. There is always something in the works like Boo at the Zoo it's a great family night out.

Thank cathy b
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had not been to the zoo in more than 10 years. A lot has changed. I particularly enjoyed the Australian Adventure. The volunteers and the staff were especially helpful - taking the time to educate guests not only on the animals, but the climate and the culture of the country as well.

Thank dhancy
Delaware, Ohio
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13 reviews
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is such a wonderful zoo. My wife and I had not been here for 14ish years and it has changed a lot, all for the good. Admission now includes both the zoo and rainforest. A lot of the animals now have state of the art habitats and the number of different animals makes it stand out from other zoos.... More 

2 Thank DelawareRocks
Norton Shores, Michigan
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Reviewed October 27, 2014

A friend and I visited after stopping to see the very nearby Christmas Story House. Parking was easy to find and we were surprised by how many staff members were out directing traffic. Before visiting we considered the $12.25 admission fee to be amazingly low for any zoo, but after visiting I am particularly impressed with how amazing the zoo... More 

2 Thank Michelle C
Parma, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed October 22, 2014

Was most recently here for Boo at the Zoo. I had never been to the zoo when it was so cold, but this was probably one of our best visits. Most of the animals were awake and active (maybe because of the cooler temps?). The elephants were indoors, but that was the closest we had ever been to them. The... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed October 20, 2014

METROPARKS ZOO, Is one place you should not miss. The layout is outstanding and the types of animials there are amazing. The primate displays are quite special. I would suggest you plan on spending a day at this location. Enjoy life and have some fun too. Joe

3 Thank Joe T
South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Poorly laid out, smelled terrible of urine everywhere! And all of the animals seemed to be starving ! One animal even attacked the glass to try to get out it was so hungry ! Smelly dirty park !

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