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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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  • Toledo zoo is well cared for all year around Our last visit was when the Chinese style lanterns were lit up last winter. It is beautiful to see and we would recommend it for a visit if you have not se...  more »
  • This is a great zoo for all ages. There is always a family event occurring and the zoo by itself is one of the best in the world. I’ve been in zoos all over the country and this zoo is very clean and ...  more »
  • Excellent family experience! Take a day, it's worth it! Amazing hands on activities for kids! Wonderful place for Grandparents to take the Grandkids for a day! Beautiful exhibits that are animal frien...  more »
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  • We as a family tend to alternate between the Detroit Zoo and the Toledo zoo and each offers it's own unique advantages and disadvantages. The Toledo Zoo offers a really great variety of animals and places the animals in close proximity to spectators as well as keeps the exhibits fairly close together. The recently revamped aquarium is a clear centerpiece offering not only a large variety of different animals but many interactive events. I was less pleased with the ultra expensive soft drink prices, drinking fountains are sparse so bottled water is much of the only alternative and being over three dollars isn't reasonable in any universe. Also this isn't the best zoo on the hottest days, it doesn't offer as much shade or indoor exhibits to escape the heat. All in all Toledo is a great choice offering all kinds of animal enrichment activities that are truly unique.
  • We love going to the Toledo Zoo!! The Toledo Zoo has so much to offer. One of our family favorites is the Aquarium. There's a touch tank that allows you to get up close to some of the aquatic life and touch them. They also have experienced divers that will swim with the sharks that do feedings while you watch. Another favorite is every Friday at 11am they feed the hippos and that is really cool. This Zoo has so much to offer you could pack lunches for the family and make a day of it. We spend and avenge of 4+ hrs here every time we go. From Train rides to feeding the giraffes, free animal encounters, to shows the Toledo Zoo is never a disappointment!
  • Great time. Great laughs. Great entertainment. Large variety of animals. knowledgeable friendly staff were there at most exhibits to answer questions. Animals seemed happy and well taken care of. You can bring your own cooler to save money. We did not like that you had to pay extra to feed the giraffes. And also the penguin exhibit was not stroller/ wheelchair accessible which was an inconvenience.
  • They have excellent exhibits and lots of great things to do with little ones. The aquarium is beautiful and spacious. They have a touch pool, and on certain days and times they have a diver in the large tank to high five the kids through the window. The natural science museum is currently under construction, and is said to open February 2019. They also have a small splash park near their play area in the heart of the zoo, so bring a suit and towel when you go and let them cool off from the sun. Excellent zoo! Love this place 👌
  • Great time. Great laughs. Great entertainment. Large variety of animals. knowledgeable friendly staff were there at most exhibits to answer questions. Animals seemed happy and well taken care of. You can bring your own cooler to save money. We did not like that you had to pay extra to feed the giraffes. And also the penguin exhibit was not stroller/ wheelchair accessible which was an inconvenience.
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