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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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  • Fun outing in Akron! The annual membership is a great deal if you are local. The zoo is small, but makes for a fun afternoon. Some of the exhibits seem too small for the animals (jaguar, snow leopard), but for the most part it is good. The otters, bears, and penguins are our favorites. The curious creatures indoor area is also awesome!
  • My children love it here, they are 3 and 1. The animals are usually out first this when you arrive at 10. The food in the restaurant is tasty and they do offer healthier selections. The new curious creatures exhibit is one of the coolest things I've seen. We purchased a membership which also allows discounts on special events and gift shop, we love it so much.
  • This is a great zoo. We have been members for several years. The programs throughout the year are great, the attractions are great and it does not take a terribly long time to go through on a cold Ohio day or on a very hot Ohio day. For younger children it is the perfect amount of time to spend at the zoo. Generally we spend around two hours or less and see all the exhibits and that includes playing on the slide and riding the train, merry go round, etc. Great time!! We have used the membership for discounts at other zoos which is really nice!!
  • I took my mother and daughter (18). We borrowed a wheelchair. The whole process was very easy. The zoo was very clean. The large main eatery was very busy and not well staffed. Those working did NOT appear to enjoy their job! They were actually rude! Outside the restaurant the staff was available for questions and would go out of their way to help you. Keep in mind this is a smaller zoo with fewer animals than say Cleveland or Columbus. Enclosures were nice. Found a new love for river otters!!
  • This is a nice zoo for spending a few hours. Not as many large animals as bigger zoos, but still good for children. You won't leave wiped out at the end of the day, as its smaller size makes it possible to see everything with time left to spare in the day. The slide through the otter exhibit is a real fun attraction. We also like the penguins. You are closer to some of the animals than at other zoos, so that is also a plus.

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