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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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  • Best displays for the Christmas season. Loved the well taken care of animal. The lions were beautiful. We had a very enjoyable visit. Best tasting popcorn too.  more »
  • A nice selection of animals to see. Wish there was better signage both on the trails and in the animal exhibit telling you what you are looking at. Also for the price you might be better off going to ...  more »
  • We came from Cleveland to see Akron Zoo, should have stayed home and went to Cleveland zoo. This place is much smaller and we hardly seen any animals,all the exhibits should have been open. I was real...  more »
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  • The Akron zoo has come a long way in the past few years. It was in need of a makeover and the zoo stepped up and made the changes necessary to become a top attraction. The flow of the zoo is nice and easy for everyone to follow. The new animals and they’re habitats are great. Lots of viewing options and great photo opportunities. Also the additional attractions like playgrounds, merry go round, and others add to a great experience. The lights in the winter time are great too. Plus the majority of the animals are still on display. Love the zoo.
  • Fantastic little zoo, just outside the heart of Akron. Construction going on, right now, to create a new Africa Savannah, opening in 2019, and a new Asia exhibit to open in 2020. The single greatest thing about the Akron Zoo is it offers a perfect flow for visitors. Too many zoo have you backtracking over areas you have visited to see other exhibits. The Akron Zoo has a flow that is unmatched and you see all the exhibits, with up-close-and-personal exhibits the kids will absolutely love. The kids will be mere inches from penguins, jaguars, and snow leopards!
  • We regularly visit different zoos and animal sanctuaries and this one is close enough to us to visit just for the day and not be extremely exhausted. It is under construction right now so that’s a bit of a bummer , but the staff is super nice and informative and the grounds are spotless! Worth the money for sure !
  • LOVE the Akron Zoo!! It is a great little zoo for when you don't want to spend 8 hours walking around. You can easily see everything in a few hours. They regularly have special exhibits and animals on display. Makes for a nice change of pace. My kids are older now and we all still love going to the Akron Zoo!
  • This is a great little zoo, especially for children. They don't have hundreds of different animals but have most of the more interesting ones. The place is clean and well laid out...a great way to spend 2 or 3 hours.
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