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Toledo Zoo, Toledo

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Toledo Zoo, home of 4,800 animals, was chosen by USA Today as the best zoo in America for 2014. Here you'll see the world's first underwater hippopotamus aquarium. Hop on a train and watch animals roam freely in the Africa exhibit. See more than 250 species of sea creatures at the aquarium, and observe wolves and polar bears in a habitat filled with streams and waterfalls. You can even experience the life of a polar bear life at a bear cave made for humans. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and feed a giraffe, watch animal performances, or learn about animal care at an educational show. Plan to see Toledo Zoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Toledo vacation planner.
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  • When visiting the zoo in March, very few animals are outside for viewing. The cold affects most of them; just as it does us. We looked around a bit then, located the aquarium. Going in was a warm deli...  more »
  • This zoo is one of the best. Moderate size but impeccably constructed and maintained. Excellent polar bear exhibit and penguin exhibit. And where else can you have lunch in a former lion cage.  more »
  • See animals in a more natural habitat. Zip line over parts of the zoo. Go see a concert at the amphitheater. Go during the winter for lights before Christmas. The new aquarium is VERY nice. There is n...  more »
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  • Mostly of an African exhibit. Bring your own food because the restaurants there are very expensive. Restrooms can be very gross. On weekends the zoo is packed. Its better to go during the week. Shows are fun to watch. Some of the staff can be rude, especially in the stores and restaurants. Fun place for the family.
  • Best zoo in the country. Lots of exhibits but you don't have to walk far in between. The new aquarium is beautiful. There's an aviary with several open air exhibits. Lots of feedings and demos. You can easily spend a whole day here.
  • I've been going here for a long time. Over the years they have made some great updates. Aquarium is new although I wish it were bigger. Fantastic play areas for the kids and they have a water play area for summer months. Exhibits are close together so not a lot of walking compared to other zoos. For the little ones there is a pretty cool train ride and carousel. I've really noticed the money being invested back into the zoo which is nice to see.
  • The kids all had a great time, their ages ranged from 10 to 3. The prices for the train ride were really cheap. It's a great idea to purchase the membership it does pay for itself after two visits. It is pricey with food and souvenirs. The aquarium was great for interaction with different sea creatures.
  • This Zoo is amazing, I have a membership to the Detroit Zoo so it feels like a deal when I get half off to come here, there are Animals everywhere you walk. One of the biggest disadvantages of the Detroit Zoo is that you have to walk long stretches bf seeing a single animal. Now the do offer the Animals a larger habitat, bit with their new goals to improve attendance they really should consider the customers experience