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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. Using our custom trip planner, Toledo attractions like Toledo Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Loved this zoo. We went in the middle of a heatwave so didn’t linger as long as we would have liked. Felt a bit bad for some of the animals out in the blazing sun but they all looked well cared for. H...  more »
  • The Christmas lights at the zoo are awesome. Very few animals to see. Enjoyed the lights and music. Worth seeing at least once, not sure I would go every year.  more »
  • Our family has been a member for decades and thoroughly enjoy every visit to the zoo. The staff is amazing and very helpful. Kids are the most important priority to them. The lights are simply amazing...  more »
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  • Toledo residents, you have an amazing zoo in your own back yard! If you don't happen to live in Toledo, this zoo is top notch. Make the drive, spend the day...you won't be disappointed. The only better zoo is Columbus, but that's quite a drive. We visited from Fort Wayne, and Toledo zoo is by far superior in every category. Check out the reciprocal zoos memberships. You'll probably find that your zoo participates, and these zoo hops are much more affordable! For example, our Fort Wayne zoo membership gives us deep discount admission to both Toledo and Columbus, among many others. We will be back every year!
  • Nice zoo, but emphasis is shifting to profitability. We recently took the kids and grand kids to Lights Before Christmas and after being lectured about not having my wife's member ID, we toured the zoo. Several exhibits were not open including the elephants, polar bears, apes, rhinos, hippos, museum, bird house, and tigers. Ice rides for $4 to $8 were available though. I didn't see the usual model train and reindeer exhibits. I hope this organization returns to what it does best, displays animals that kids want to view. After being a member for over 25 years it maybe a time to find another Zoo.
  • Went for the luminous lights and was very happy with my experience. The light displays were very beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised that there was alcohol served during the event that you could walk around with. To top off my visit I was able to see the new snow leopard cubs be fed, that was an amazing experience, they were so cute!!! Definitely going for the Christmas lights soon.
  • This is a great zoo! Some areas are being renovated during the slower months but that just shows me things are being maintained. The Nature's Neighborhood is a must go for children and toddlers! Animals seem happy and I have seen animals playing almost every time I go through the zoo! They always seem to have baby animals in the enclosures also. We drive over an hour to go and it is worth it every time.
  • Beautiful and well cared for, the events are fun. Scooter prices are a little high, for those of us on Disability. I would visit more often and am a member, but the ramp over the highway is too m much to do often. Signs from highway are covered by trees frequently so listen to GPS closely

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