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Akron Zoo

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Address: 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH 44307
Phone Number:
+1 330-375-2550
10:00 - 17:00
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Fri 10:00 - 05:45
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00

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Charming and intimate

Although it's not a great big Zoo we're terribly Grand it is very family-friendly in an easy walk for people who can't walk long distances or have a lot of stamina. There aren't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although it's not a great big Zoo we're terribly Grand it is very family-friendly in an easy walk for people who can't walk long distances or have a lot of stamina. There aren't that many truly exotic animals but what's there is stellar. The animals are very easy to see and they have lovely Gardens period it is very well... More 

Thank MiaSingsWtihUkw
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the kids and wife for Mother's Day and all moms and grandma got in free. The zoo was great not to pack easy for the kids to see the animals and the staff is very friendly Also found out that fathers and grandfathers get in free on Father's Day Would recommend to anyone to go there

Thank Jason M
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Awesome Zoo That Has Been Going Through GREAT Remodeling & Updating !! It Has REALLY Came A Long Way In A Short Time ! The Employee & Volunteer Dedication Is Tremendous !!!

Thank Brenda P
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just love going to the Akron Zoo with my children and now grandchildren!!! My children talk about when they were young and their fond memories. Now I enjoy it with the grand babies.

Thank Rose J
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo isn't huge, but it is beautiful. It is great for small children. Pros: - not super busy - lots of things for little kids to do interactively - great walking paths - beautiful vegetation - well kept - great military discount and inexpensive for a zoo even without discount Cons: Can't say much unless you are looking for... More 

Thank heather a
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo was a perfect way to spend an afternoon with our 1 yr. old grandson. We went in February and although it was a little cold, it was a great time to be there. We saw lots of animals out and the park was very clean and well kept. It is small and compact and you can spend about... More 

Thank Pat H
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the little ones when you can't find nothing else to do. Not too pricey and you can always find deals. They also have a wonderful gift shop at the end. The kids enjoyed themselves.

Thank Jackie D
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited The Akron Zoo. We had a great time as usual. We are Zoo members there. There is no other zoo I have been to where you can get as close to the Lions as you can there. The zoo is compact and you can go completely through it in about 2 hours. It is well worth the... More 

Thank Martys1
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect way to spend an afternoon! The exhibits were really interesting, the park was very clean. I loved the way the animals seemed very happy in their personal places.

Thank Sally C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

While this isn't the biggest zoo you will ever see- it is well worth a visit. We were particularly impressed with the overall look of the zoo as you walk through. The areas are well done and flow together. The habitats are well done and the animals really do have a lot of room for the most part. We were... More 

Thank Irishssa1

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