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“Great Little Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akron Zoo

Akron Zoo
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Akron
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, Oh
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Little Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

It's excellent because it's small, clean and quite interesting. It isn't anywhere near a San Diego or Columbus Zoo in size or scope, but it's a great way to spend a couple hours. It's constantly being revitalized and I believe a new bear exhibit is opening in the summer of 2013.

Visited October 2012
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Fort Collins, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A pleasant day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's not too big, and not too small. The Akron Zoo is just the right size for a relaxing day viewing a wide variety of animals. I love that you don't have to walk for miles to see everything, and the park area for the kids is perfect. They also have a very commendable cafeteria, as far as zoos go.

Visited March 2012
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Just okay....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Akron Zoo is in desire need of a face lift!!!! It only takes like 45 mins top to go through this zoo and see everything. There's not that many animals there at all. However it is clean, so that's always a plus. My only opinion is that if they're going to charge as much as a bigger zoo than they need to make it worth it.

Visited August 2012
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Kent, Ohio
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice for small children because it is a manageable size.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Although small, the exhibits are wonderful and the animals are healthy and well-cared for. Highlights are the snow leopards that they are breeding and sometimes you can see cubs! Nice grounds and some interesting indoor exhibits also. Has an nice carousel!

Visited October 2012
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Akron
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“We LOVE our Akron Zoo!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We have been members at the Akron Zoo for the last 5 years. This zoo is such a wonderful place to spend your day!! It nice to be able to park and walk right in the front doors!! It's not too big or too small!! They have lions, tigers, bears, kimono dragon, jaguars, and snow leopards to name a few. They have penguins and in the colder weather you can even feed them!! They have a beautiful carousel, picnic areas and playgrounds. Being a member gives us discounts at other zoos and aquariums in other states. The price to be a member is paid for in about 2 visits. They have a cafe and gift shop. They offer Boo at the Zoo (which is so much fun) and breakfast with Santa & the Easter Bunny!! :) they recently incorporated fitness stops along your route with different exercises done at different areas. Wonderful place to be no matter what time of year!! :). We are very lucky to have this jewel in our city!!!

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