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Erie Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely place to walk

Chilly and rainy day but the lady at the gate was very friendly and started me off on a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael B
Chicago, Illinois
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Best Big/Little Zoo in N.West PA!

My wife Karen and I have visited Erie's Zoo a couple of times since we moved from the Pittsburgh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride”(87 reviews)
“red panda”(8 reviews)
“children's area”(24 reviews)
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423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2701
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All reviews train ride red panda children's area animal enclosures big cats perfect size small city merry go round few hours couple of hours free parking kids love staff was friendly gift shop all ages carousel exhibits
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Chilly and rainy day but the lady at the gate was very friendly and started me off on a pleasant walk. Animals were friendly too and watched me and made sounds. The grounds still had flowers and green tree. Was a lovely day

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife Karen and I have visited Erie's Zoo a couple of times since we moved from the Pittsburgh area a couple of years ago. I grew up in Pgh, and I know the Pittsburgh Zoo very well. The Erie Zoo seems to be much...More

Thank oldgardner14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the fact that the animals are easily seen. Staff is friendly. The train ride was wonderful and very informative!

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was bigger than I had expected. My bf liked it because it had his favorite animal. Different exhibits and childrens area. Not enough cool off stations

Thank momnmaine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My whole family loves the Erie Zoo. My kids all loved how close the animals seem to be. Definitely worth a trip if in the area, we visit every time we are in town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

feel that the Pittsburgh Zoo near me has a lot more to offer. No bears or elephants. Not many water animals(fis or mammels).

Thank ldr1158
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a great little zoo. Obviously nothing over-the-top, but it fits here in Erie. We brought our 9 month old son this past weekend, and he absolutely loved it. There is quite a bit to do and see, and it is pretty interactive for the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it here! The meerkats and orangutans were great! It is small enough so you're not overwhelmed or exhausted, but you get your money's worth!

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Remembered being at this zoo as a small child.. we HAD to go .. and YES even at 57 yrs old I DID go for the train Ride too... Very nice Zoo.. was clean and FUN.. brought back many good memories..

Thank scott c
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Erie zoo was so nice with the flowers animals are kind they looked at you we rode the carousel with joe and Vince joe enjoyed the zoo Joe is 3 Vince is 1

Thank Abbey D
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Donna D
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
Ticket booths are out front when you enter.
Brandy R
July 29, 2018|
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Response from 13ontheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
yes, scooters are available for rent. i believe at the gift shop. i would call to ask if they'll reserve one for you as i do not know how many there are.
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Dale D | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem. There is a large lot and another one in the park next to the zoo.