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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
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+1 216-661-6500
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest...

Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest collection of primates in the United States and for its Rainforest exhibit, which features a thrilling simulated tropical rain storm.

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Nice zoo. Too few Gibbons

The layout is spread a little far for the number of animals and there is not a lot of staff around, but some nice areas and animals.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
United States
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A unusual spring day, and my daughter and I decided to take advantage of it and visit the zoo. My daughter never liked zoos as she thought it was cruel to the animals. She had a change of heart once she knew zoos rescued them. We were extremely disappointed. The enclosures and areas for the animals seemed small and cold.... More 

Thank nanette75
United States
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218 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The layout is spread a little far for the number of animals and there is not a lot of staff around, but some nice areas and animals.

Thank NHDad86
North Royalton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always enjoy my trips to the zoo, I have only been to akron zoo and columbus zoo to compare but The Rain forest is great !!!!

Thank Scott442
Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and 4 year old love the Cleveland zoo! The updates they have been making are great; tiger passage, 4D theater, etc. The rainforest is also a great option for winter. We really enjoy Boo at the Zoo for Halloween. My only complaint is that the food options are terrible. Pure junk food and seemed to be closed often.

Thank kak250
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105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a good zoo and good for a quick day with the kids. If you are looking for a great one that will have more make the drive to Columbus and see theirs. Knocks this one out of the park!

Thank Jonathan S
Rocky River
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love giraffes especially! Love you can bring own food in which helps those on a budget! Love everything about this place!

Thank Colleen P
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a great zoo...lots of walking,although there is a tram available....modern buildings......cute animals....good place to spend a Monday...usually crowded...free to many

Thank Thomas G
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful fun with young children. Use the zoo mobile to easily get around the zoo. Elephants are a great beginning.

Thank Susan M
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great time. BOO at ZOO during Halloween season sells out fast great for kids under 7. Also, feeding the Giraffes is fun

Thank chrkst
Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, I am really impressed with everything that has been changed/added at the Zoo. Elephant Crossing isn't that new, a few years old, but it is right where you come in and rightfully so as it is a real attraction. The Rossbrough TIger Passage is spectacular. These are two "Must Sees" in Cleveland. One way to really learn about the... More 

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