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Akron Zoo, Akron
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Akron Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Akron travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a fun day with the kiddos. It's not a huge zoo and none of the exhibits are mind blowing, but the zoo is clean, well laid out and my 5 and 3 year old very much enjoy it! We have season passes....  more »
  • Of the 3 zoos I have visited this year for zoo lights this was my favorite. the zoo is on the small size which makes for a good 1-2 hour visit. they not only have lots of xmas lights but also lights o...  more »
  • I'm a native from the Akron area and have grown up visiting this zoo at least once a year as far back as I can remember. The zoo is constantly changing, and adding new exhibits, and really is a great ...  more »
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  • Could rush through in a couple hours with kids... or spend an entire day leisurely. Great layout, enclosures, playgrounds. Cafeteria food is excellent and reasonably-priced. No big animals (elephants, giraffes, etc), but the bears, snow leopards, tiger, lemurs, lions, and the many other smaller exhibits are great! Staff has always gone above expectations to make a great experience.
  • I love this zoo. Wife and I have been zoo members for years. It's not very big but it's great for a quick trip. They're still improving on the location every few years so I look forward to seeing the place grow.
  • Such a great zoo! Not too big, not too small. It can easily be done in a day, or if you have a family pass (which is definitely worth it), just enjoy a couple of hours in a favorite location. My kids LOVE the carousel and the otter slide!
  • I enjoyed my visit to the Akron Zoo, took about 2 hours with a couple friends to visit each of the exhibits. The staff were nice and knowledgeable about the animals and gave out some valuable information about the different species. The signs posted at each exhibit were informative about how endangered certain animals are, my only complaints is that it's a small zoo and the place was very packed. I would recommend visiting for an afternoon, good way to get out and learn some neat things about the animals in captivity.
  • This zoo may be small compared to some, but it is my favorite zoo! The animals here are lively and healthy. The exhibits are well kept and the zoo is constantly making improvements. I love having a zoo in my home town, and the Akron zoo is just the right size for young kids. You can do the whole zoo in an hour if you want to, or you can just take your time and truly enjoy all the exhibits for as long as you like. The zoo interpreters are always friendly and knowledgeable and bring activities and animal encounters out for one on one animal experiences. Oh, and the gardens are amazing! This is truly a gem in the city of Akron!