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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Address: 2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
Phone Number: 216-862-8803
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The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately...

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately educating and entertaining about aquatic life and conservation. Set in a powerhouse built in 1892, see an octopus, touch stingrays, meet African tortoises, discover seahorses and jellies in more than 50 exhibits. Don't miss the 170-foot SeaTube, surrounding guests with sharks, eels, fish and rays.

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Went here hoping it was going to be super cool, but it was disappointing. Tickets were overpriced and the building was small. Also, we had to park in a sketchy parking lot in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here hoping it was going to be super cool, but it was disappointing. Tickets were overpriced and the building was small. Also, we had to park in a sketchy parking lot in order to access the facility. Not going back.. If you want a nice aquarium, go to Pittsburgh Zoo, or Toronto!

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is very small. It is quite expensive for how small it is. I was expecting a lot more in the aquarium. I would not go back to this aquarium. There are better aquariums to go to.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Cleveland Aquarium is in a different location from when I last visited some 40 years ago. It is now conveniently located near downtown Cleveland in an are we used to refer to as the "Flats". It is easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. They have a lot of marine life on hand for viewing... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting the aquarium when it first opened. Also took my daughter for homeschool classes there. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the tunnel that you could walk through and see the sharks and other aquatic animals. It was a fun place to visit with a nice variety of displays and fish.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This aquarium has a nice range of exhibits. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The most awesome attraction was the glass tunnel exhibit where the fish swim above you. To look up and see a large shark overhead and see its gaping mouth full of teeth was such a unique experience! My whole family really enjoyed the aquarium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aquarium was small but clean with cool decor in an old power building. Love the big turtles and watching them eat melon. The jelly fish (look up in the smoke stack) and the shark area were favorites. It is a little pricey for a small aquarium. There is a cafe and a jolly trolley start/stop.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our granddaughter was visiting for 2 weeks so we decided to go to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium since we hadn't been there before. As other have said, it is not as large as other ones I have visited, but it is laid out for different types of regions. There was also a lot of information on signs for those who... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a bit pricey for what it was but granted the animals still need care I is worth it. We spent about 2 hours there but took our time, the tortoises were great to see and the staff who was caring for them the day we were there was very eager t answer our questions, the sharks are always... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly this aquarium does not offer much more than the aquarium sections of our local zoos but the Shark Tube is definitely impressive. The other displays are quite small although well thought out and spaced throughout the exhibit area.I think the prices seem very high. I was impressed with the staff. They were knowledgeable and more than willing to take... More 

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