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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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. To visit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and other attractions in Cleveland, use our Cleveland online vacation maker.
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  • This Zoo is big! Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for long up hill walks. We would have appreciated more benches around the Zoo.  more »
  • So the day we went, it RAINED all day. But that doesn’t impact my rating because ya know, they can’t control the weather. But all of the animals were moving, active and playing. This is likely due to....  more »
  • This is an awesome zoo, with soooo much to see. The tropical fish alone would constitute a decent aquarium you might visit. The Bronx has gorillas and Washington DC has orangutans but Cleveland has...  more »
  • What a special place! Love coming to this ZOO! I think it is one of the best around. The prices are very affordable and the place a super clean. My family loves coming here and enjoying the animals. They offer a great selection of food. The new exhibit is very cool. I hope they update the aquarium soon it is in need of a refresh. The new Rhino exhibit looks to be nice and will be huge! My family and I can not wait to come back and see the ZOO again. Also the Rain Forest is really cool. It is a nice place to walk around even when it is raining because it is all indoors. There is always a good amount of parking available. Sometimes you have to walk far but the Zoo is so huge that you better bring the right shoes.
  • Amazing zoo, always changing things up and worth revisiting. There's always so many things to see and do and the seasonal features are always great fun. It's a very affordable place to go and there's tiers too if you want to do more than just visit the exhibits. They also offer yearly memberships if you plan to visit often, with both single and family plans.
  • Great zoo, needs more space for handicap access on trams though. Scooters are asked nicely to drive themselves (and actually beat the tram to the destination,) and separate from their families to allow mothers and strollers access to the "parking area" on the tram itself. Staff all are very pleasant. Animals look well taken care of and happy to be there. Didn't get to smell the Corpse Flower, but still, Highly recommended.
  • Asian lights was awesome. Great night. Crowd was happy and pleasant. So many people there. Lights were beautiful. Saw Tigers, Snow leopards, Elephants and other wonderful animals. Will definitely go again.
  • It's a pretty good zoo. I'm from Toledo so there's no comparison really. But you can get closer to some of the animals and the elephant crossing is pretty neat. It was a long walk between areas so be sure to use a stroller if you have little ones. Parking is free so that's a plus.

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