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Erie Zoo, Erie

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The Erie Zoo (formally Erie Zoological Park and Botanical Garden of Northwestern Pennsylvania), is a zoological park in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is located on 15 acres (6.1 ha) of land in Glenwood Park, just off West 38th Street between Cherry Street and Glenwood Park Avenue. The zoo has more than 400 animals, while the botanical gardens and greenhouse have over 600 species of plants from around the world. The zoo, which operates from March to November, attracts more than 400,000 annual visitors.
The Erie Zoo was a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) until 2021.
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  • If you find yourself in Erie visit the zoo. It’s smaller but clean. It has a good variety of animals and the tickets are very reasonable ($11 adults $7 kids). I gave it 4/5 because with it being... 
    If you find yourself in Erie visit the zoo. It’s smaller but clean. It has a good variety of animals and the tickets are very reasonable ($11 adults $7 kids). I gave it 4/5 because with it being...  more »
  • Our daughter goes to the local college Mercyhurst and we love visiting zoos whenever we travel so we decided to give this zoo a try. We knew it was small but I thought it wouldn’t be a very nice zoo.....  more
    Our daughter goes to the local college Mercyhurst and we love visiting zoos whenever we travel so we decided to give this zoo a try. We knew it was small but I thought it wouldn’t be a very nice zoo.....  more »
  • A zoo perfect for young families to enjoy not too big can do in 2 hours or so. There are rhinos, monkeys, small animals, and a play area for kids. The carousal and train very popular with a extra... 
    A zoo perfect for young families to enjoy not too big can do in 2 hours or so. There are rhinos, monkeys, small animals, and a play area for kids. The carousal and train very popular with a extra...  more »
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  • We had a really nice time here! The train ride was fantastic. Lots of cool scenery to look at other then the exhibits. The day we visited it was not very crowded. So it made navigating the walkways much easier. I didn't get to take too many pictures as I didn't want to be on my phone and enjoying everything with my kiddo.
  • A must see for Erie. It is a great local attraction, especially if you haves kids or like to walk around with a great view of animals. Plenty of shade and places to sit if you need/want them. We attended zoo boo. Was fun, with friendly staff. Train ride was fun and animals were great to see. Definitely going back.
  • One of the best zoos I have visited! The orangutans are one of my favorites and they were playing around, engaging with visitors. Looked very happy. The staff were sweet as well. A man with animal pins reached out to me, seeing my sloth hoodie and showed me how to make a sloth pin. They were giving them out for a $1 donation each but we were so satisfied with our visit here, we gladly gave them $5. Can't wait to go back! :)
  • Erie Zoo is not huge, but definitely big enough for your money's worth! Great cardio workout and a great place for families with or without small children. Friendly staff and volunteers, it wasn't that busy when we went (Thursday), it's definitely a decent value for a day trip.
  • The Erie Zoo was a lot of fun. Unfortunately there was no giraffes or penguins. The train ride was lots of fun we weren’t expecting the bridge! The greenhouse was very nice with a cute fairy garden Quick zoo to spend the morning at.

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