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Akron Zoo, Akron

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Akron Zoo welcomes more than 1 million visitors per year who come to see approximately 700 animals from more than 90 species in six recreated regions of the world. Meet the zoo's lions, tigers, sloth bears, and red pandas at the tiger valley, and get close to endangered Humboldt penguins. See leopards, jaguars, and lemurs in their habitat, which includes a 7.5 m (25 ft) waterfall. Numerous bats also inhabit the wilderness, while the indoor exhibit features a Komodo dragon, giant Galapagos tortoises, and golden monkeys. Check out the exhibits of marine animals, such as seahorses, jellyfish, lionfish, and octopuses, and look for the interactive touch tank. Take a look at our Akron holiday planning site to schedule your visit to Akron Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Love this zoo! It big enough to be worth the trip but not so big that you wear yourself out trying to see everything. Always upgrading with the welfare of the animals in mind. Highly recommended.  more »
  • Quaint little zoo hidden away near downtown Akron. Great for younger kids or first time zoo goer. It's has decent amount of animal exhibits for its size. Not too many larger animals, but there are a f...  more »
  • I visited the Akron Zoo while back home, after being away for 23 years due to military service, and the remodeled version of the zoo is by far more enjoyable. It’s definitely more cleaner than earlier...  more »
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  • A very under-appreciated Akron area attraction in my opinion. Obviously much smaller than Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, etc... If you live in the area it's definitely worth the trip. The price is the same as a combo meal, the exhibits are great, and you never have to worry about overcrowding even on the busiest of days. I enjoy it enough that we buy a family pass every year and typically go a dozen times or more. If you have kids it's a good option on days that are full of " I'm bored".
  • Full of animals, they are making better changes every year and for a great price you can enjoy yourself. I enjoyed the set up of the paths, it makes it easy to see every animal. They are part of a program Downtown Akron that will get you a buy one get one admission. This is a pretty awesome thing, but luckily its not very expensive either way. They also have inexpensive season passes so you could come every day. You have to pay for parking so be aware of that. Its $3 I believe. I had an awful time finding my car, there's not much to mark the locations and it all looks too similar. If you have to leave to grab something out of the car you can come back, the ticket is good all day. I think this is a great way to spend the day and will certainly come back for many more visits.
  • This zoo is AWESOME! It's small enough that you don't feel like you've walked a marathon but big enough that there's a lot of different animals to see. You're also super close to all of them too!
  • We are members to the Akron zoo and love going anytime! It is not too large that you feel like you walk forever before seeing animals, yet big enough to spend a few hours without getting bored. We really enjoyed Brew at the Zoo and other fun activities the Zoo hosts. Our favorite time to visit is when the weather is bad, the animals seem to be out and very active.
  • We came here only when I gave birth to a premature baby boy in Akron Hospital and I have few hours to be with my daughter who misses me. It was our first so I was surprised when we saw the place. This is gonna be our first zoo to pick to come again this year. They have more animals than Cleveland Zoo despite being small. My daughter and I enjoy our quick bonding. Good found new place. Highly recommend to families who are looking for a place to spend time with their children.
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