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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Address: 2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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+1 216-862-8803
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately...

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.

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A nice place to visit if you are either waiting for the trolley or are complete with the trolley tour. Able to see many aquatic animals indigenous to the Ohio area. If we didnt... read more

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Raeford
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice place to visit if you are either waiting for the trolley or are complete with the trolley tour. Able to see many aquatic animals indigenous to the Ohio area. If we didnt have a coupon, I don't believe we would have went. Once inside, its nice. You do a self tour. Staff are around to answer questions. Aquarium... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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205 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spend an hour or two (if you have small kids) to enjoy this aquarium. There are many things to see, touch and do. The Sharks are pretty cool too. . . . . Have a great time . . . . .

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Thank C D M
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is over expensive. Period. If you have been to New York Aquarium or Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, you will feel cheated.

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Thank LoneTraveller2k15
MA
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my first visit to Cleveland, we visited the zoo with four adults and one child. We all had fun, and spent roughly one leisurely hour seeing the exhibits. The highlights were the tortoises; the stingrays (if you are lucky, you can reach into the tank and "pet" them as they glide by; and, of course, the shark tank. The... More 

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Thank TheLostOne
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a day trip to Columbus with our the month old and stopped at the aquarium. The Aquarium is located in the basement of the old FirstEnergy Powerhouse building, which originally managed streetcars. The architecture and how they incorporated it was just as interesting to me as the animals. In all, it took us about two... More 

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Thank Penny L
Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure about going to this aquarium because some of the reviews weren't great, but we really enjoyed it! It wasn't huge, but it was really nice inside and had many great exhibits. There was a sting ray tank where you could touch the rays as they swam by, lots of turtles, and a large shark tank that included... More 

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Thank Bluekoala06
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm torn.. I know that aquariums take a lot of money to keep them up and running so the cost to get in makes sense. At the same time I feel like it was a little pricey for the size and how long we were there. Everything was great and well kept. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable.

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Olmsted Falls, OH
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with young children, so I don't think we were able to experience all the aquarium has to offer. The kids were interested in the interactive exhibits most and skipped through most of the other exhibits pretty quickly. I would have liked to have taken more time, but small children just weren't too interested. The large tank at the... More 

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Thank Heather H
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from near Chicago so I am probably a bit spoiled, but this Aquarium was pretty small and overpriced for what it was. We pretty much saw the whole thing in maybe 1.5 to 2 hours. Not many exciting exhibits. Nothing wrong with it really, just nothing special. The shark tube was kinda cool but otherwise not much to... More 

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Thank Csteffel
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very unique thing about this aquarium, which seems to have been glossed over in most of the comments, if that the aquarium displays are in and among, and often incorperated, with the old, restored architecture of the powerhouse. Its truely unique and IMO worth the visit for this reason alone. It's a refreshing change compared to the typical zoo... More 

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