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Akron Zoo

#2 of 48 things to do in Akron Features Animals
500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH 44307
+1 330-375-2550
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akron zoo is blossoming

a small zoo but getting bigger ..all the time. locals love taking their kids here..nice for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Long or Short visit possible, Fun no matter what.

We go to the Akron Zoo every year. We have had a membership for several years and it is a great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH 44307
+1 330-375-2550
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Reviewed yesterday

a small zoo but getting bigger ..all the time. locals love taking their kids here..nice for a birthday party

Thank abdenour
Reviewed 3 days ago

We go to the Akron Zoo every year. We have had a membership for several years and it is a great way to spend a few hours or a beautiful day. If you go on a cloudy, cooler day the animals are much more active....More

Thank keishay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the Akron Zoo today on our way back to Michigan. What a cute little zoo! As other people have mentioned, it is about a two hour stay to see everything and the zoo has a nice layout so there is not a lot...More

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great zoo for families of all ages. All the exhibits are very close together so you do not have a lot of "walking" from one to the next. They have lots of fun activities for the kids. Its a great little zoo...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well maintained and the staff was friendly. The zoo is a good size for small children. They can see the animals and still be through the facility in a few hours.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is perfect for elementary aged kids and below. It takes about two hours to walk through and offers lots of hands on activities for little ones to play with. Be sure to ride the carousel (for a VERY reasonable $2 per child). There's...More

Thank MarcHarvey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great small zoo in the heart of Akron. Nice, quiet, peaceful. Great employees. The animals are the best!

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this zoo! No there are no elephants or giraffes but there are plenty of other animals to see. Such as, lions, bears, penguins, otters and goats. It is the perfect size of park for my little guy. It is a wonderful park just...More

Thank medicurran302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't take much more than two hours to see everything in this cozy downtown zoo, but what's here is enjoyable (and unlike many larger zoos, you can head home at the end of your visit without feeling exhausted). I particularly liked the snow leopards,...More

Thank Padawan1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren on Saturday, May 27th. What a great little zoo. Very neat and clean. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Our grandchildren loved it . We will definitely return.

Thank Gregg H
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Tyler C
Is this zoo bigger and have more animals than the Pittsburgh Zoo?
23 June 2017|
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Response from Sara O | Reviewed this property |
No, this zoo is not bigger than Pittsburg, however you get a lot of bang for your buck. The Akron Zoo has a nice flow to the exhibits and several places where you can take a break and relax. Nice size food court with lots of... More
How far is the zoo from football hall of fame?
24 May 2017|
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Response from mstavarz | Reviewed this property |
The Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio, and the Akron Zoo is in The middle of Akron. It's about a 25-30 minute drive in between.
Do they have electric scooters for use or rent for those with limited mobility?
13 July 2016|
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Response from deborahz612 | Reviewed this property |
I have only seen regular wheel chairs but you can call the information number at 330) 375-2550