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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo cares for 3,000 animals of over 600 species in 74 hectares (183 acres) of space. The park also houses one of the largest collections of primates in North America. It's divided into numerous bio-thematic areas like African plains, bear and tiger exhibit, shark exhibit, and gum leaf hideout with koala bears and eucalyptus trees. The rainforest exhibit is one of the main attractions of the zoo, where you'll see animals such as crocodiles, komodo dragons, birds, and orangutans. The exhibit is home to more than 10,000 plants, a 7.6 m (25 ft) waterfall, and a simulated tropical rainstorm. Put Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cleveland itinerary builder.
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  • Even though my family wasn't able to stay the whole day like we would have liked we did spend an enjoyable day at Cleveland's beautiful zoo. Besides a wide variety of well maintained animals the zoo a...  read more »
  • All year round the zoo is beautiful and well maintained. The animal habitats are animal friendly and the visitor can get incredibly to most animals they wish to see. Animal hospital that allows visito...  read more »
  • The exhibits where more than I had expected. They were arranged to seem like they were in their home habitat. 
  • The Cleveland Zoo is plain and simple one of the best values in the city of Cleveland. I have been buying a family pass for there over ten years now and on sale the pass is only $85 for the entire year (plus two extra guests for free). I take the kids all the time and even the parking is free. You also get reciprocity with other city zoos like Akron , Columbus etc with your membership. The zoo is beautiful and every year for the last 6 or 8 years, there has been a new attraction, like the Elephant crossing, the new tiger exhibit and more. It almost reminds me of a mini-vacation with a festive atmosphere. If it rains, we go into the rain forest. There are still many areas that still need re-done, but the zoo is spending the money to update little by little. They also have a kids/adult sleep over program called "Night Tracks" where you show up at the zoo in the evening, walk places with the kids, use night vision to view nocturnal critters and touch live animals and even hand-feed the giraffes. Amazing time. Love the zoo!
  • A friend of mine was trying to enjoy her day yesterday, despite the fact that she has 10 different illnesses (one of those being lupus) so she mustered enough energy to push throught the pain and go to the zoo. She approached the tram and couldn't fit into a normal isle with the walker so she went for the handicapped seating, seeing as she was. Instead of seeing a human who needed a little extra help and understanding, the tram worker proceeded to tell her she was in fact not handicapped. I'm enraged!!! Her hair may not be falling out, she may not look like she's withered away, but to have someone who's job is supposed to be helping and guiding others safely onto the tram, I can't believe someone took it upon themselves to decide and tell a very ill person that they were in fact not ill. That kind of thing changes a persons day. I hope they teach their workers to treat people with a little more kindness. It makes me not want to go back. Invisible illness is not for you to decide. :/
  • Great place to go for a day's excursion. There's a lot of parking. The zoo is very well designed. There's a map of the zoo and a planned route to be able to see all of the exhibits without missing anything. There's also a train that runs through the zoo that patrons can ride. Very colorful signs for the kids. Most of the enclosures for the larger animals are open so the animals aren't locked in cages, which I appreciate. One of the gems in the Cleveland area
  • Cleveland Zoo is one-of-a-kind! We had actually just went to San Diego Zoo a few days earlier. And although San Diego zoo is one of the best, Cleveland zoo still amazed us! We were lucky enough to be there when they had the dinosaur exhibit. I am not sure if they have the dinosaur exhibit every year or not. They had so many life like dinosaurs...we loved it! The zoo is very spread out, which is great for the animals. It is a lot of walking but definitely worth it! Can't wait to go again someday!!!
  • I bought a zoo pass that how much I liked it. look into a membership if you're taking a big family, it might be worth it. also your pass will get you discounts all over the country at other zoo's, aquariums and the like. but my review for this zoo is ok. they are clean and friendly. the elephant exhibit is worth your time. but be ready to walk. its a very large zoo, be ready to walk, bring comfortable shoes. its spaced a lot. bring a couple dollars to feed the giraffe. bring your own water and pack a lunch to make it a full day. parking is free. and they often have adult only events than can be a blast to attend. Biltz
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