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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Loved the Shark Tunnel

A large Aquarium spread over more than 70,000 square feet. Enjoyed the shark tunnel and seeing lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joycecsilva
Nothing spectacular, but worth a visit

The old Cleveland Aquarium in Gordon Park was the first big public aquarium I ever visited. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dmarkwind
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“shark tunnel” (38 reviews)
“power plant” (26 reviews)
“touch pool” (23 reviews)
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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"shark tunnel"
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"power plant"
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"touch pool"
in 23 reviews
"nice aquarium"
in 17 reviews
"touch stingrays"
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"feed the stingrays"
in 9 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 9 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 9 reviews
"pet stingrays"
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"old building"
in 24 reviews
"nice visit"
in 7 reviews
"answer questions"
in 7 reviews
"cleveland area"
in 9 reviews
"tortoises"
in 48 reviews
"powerhouse"
in 44 reviews
"dives"
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"starfish"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A large Aquarium spread over more than 70,000 square feet. Enjoyed the shark tunnel and seeing lots of local and exotic fish. A great day I took my grand son here he had a wonderful day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The old Cleveland Aquarium in Gordon Park was the first big public aquarium I ever visited. My grandparents would take me there sometimes when I came from Missouri to visit them for the summers, and I remember seeing an Australian lungfish and a school of...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I received free tickets from my employer. I would not pay the admission prices here. It's not worth it. It took maybe 45 minutes to make our way through. It would be a better idea to go to the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo and look at...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This aquarium was quite small and kinda expensive . But we always go to the aquarium with our kids and we enjoyed this one . The exhibits are small and don’t have a lot of information posted. It was still nice and only took about...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Amazing aquarium and rich in variety while fairly small in size. Very impressed by the variety of species present. Highly recommend for families.

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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you for visiting, Maxime!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Neat aquarium in an old re-purposed building but for what we paid we seemed to get through this aquarium awfully quickly. So quickly in fact that to get our money's worth we walked through it again. The shark tunnel was our favorite part.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very costly, the exhibits were very limited in comparison to other aquariums around the world. I do not recommend it at all. Save your money for something else.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had a tour with Amanda to go behind the scenes, she was amazing and the tour was amazing. Getting to go behind the scenes and check out the filtration system.More

Thank Kelsi R
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback on our "Very Important Guest" tour. We think seeing the life support systems and learning about what it takes to care for these aquatic animals is an interesting and eye-opening experience. Sounds like you agree! I let our team know...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Nice Aquarium by the pier and Flat District in Cleveland. Not busy on a Monday morning and very informative. They have hands on galleries, Dive Show, Animal Encounter, Exhibit Feeding and many other activities. The shark exhibit is great. Very nice experience and will definitely...More

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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! Sounds like you took advantage of our daily interactive experiences. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit the Forest City.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice aquarium, but rather small for the price. Plus, you must pay an extra $3 to park. It’s a shame the price does not include parking. However, the facility is very clean, and there are some pretty big sharks. The building is quite interesting as...More

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Anitathom
24 April 2016|
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Response from dcscake | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay at the door and for parking $5.00. enjoy
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Hannah B
2 January 2015|
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Response from Tami B | Property representative |
No, you can purchase tickets at the Aquarium's ticket counter or online; whatever is more convenient for you.
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