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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Address: 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
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+1 216-862-8803
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Small....quick to see.....enjoyable

Read in the reviews that it was a small place...it definitely was. Thought it was a little expensive for a small aquarium....however,I did enjoy seeing all the different kinds of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've seen the mixed reviews on this place so I've been putting my trip off for a long time. I finally decided to go and I was definitely impressed. I've been to a good number of aquariums (Atlanta, Baltimore, etc) and although the Cleveland one is much smaller it is a very enjoyable trip. They had all sorts of different... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Read in the reviews that it was a small place...it definitely was. Thought it was a little expensive for a small aquarium....however,I did enjoy seeing all the different kinds of fish. They had a big tank were u could touch the stingrays....and had other hands on things..great for kids. The shark tank...tube was fabulous....we caught a show were a diver... More 

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1 Thank Signe1991
Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My teenage daughter and I found this aquarium a treat. It's located in the Flats, an old industrial area close to downtown - and ingeniously designed into a space that once was a factory. So you see the old brick in some parts of the aquarium but the whole thing looks shiny and new and appealing. You see sharks swimming... More 

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1 Thank Michael J
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a smaller aquarium (not Chicago, Monterey, or Baltimore), but nicely run. It is an old power plant, so the building and layout are fun to see by themselves. There is a good variety of fish in a well laid out arrangement. The staff is available and very helpful. A great visit!

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1 Thank NHDad86
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the aquarium. Our little boy went crazy for it and we really enjoyed it ourselves but it cost waaaaaayyy to much to get in there. I was especially upset about you their website said 2 and under is free but we get there and they say under 2 is only free. It was really nice and we... More 

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1 Thank Jade L
Cleveland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience to see the marine mammels and so many varieties of exotic fish up close. The shark tunnel was the highlight, along with the touch tanks! Great staff and an awesome facility!

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1 Thank chrismC2168YB
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cleveland Aquarium and was truly amazed. They took an old building and turned it into something very educational. It's not the largest aquarium , but they did a very good job . It's a must see if you are visiting.

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1 Thank Bob R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having gone to our share of aquariums, this is still a must see. Does not take long to walk through but still enjoyable. So take your time. I could have watched the octopus and rays forever. Nice variety of fresh and salt water. Pretty sure the biggest variety of turtles in one place. Love turtles.

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1 Thank Erika A
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome experience with the family. I had my adult child my husband (47), our 12 year old son and our 6 year old daughter. They loved it. Had a variety of fish, organized by geographic location, local lake fish first, south american fish and so forth. Plus side! Awesome shark tube with a ship wrecked theme. If I visit Cleveland... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love aquariums with shark tubes. The aquarium was set up to start off with Ohio wildlife, and work up to the sharks. We went on a Monday morning, which was great because we had the place mostly to ourselves. It was very educational, with a great collection of fish.

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