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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
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+1 216-661-6500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest...

Don't miss this exciting metropolitan zoo best known for having the largest collection of primates in the United States and for its Rainforest exhibit, which features a thrilling simulated tropical rain storm.

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Wedding Reception

We had our wedding reception there. It was a blast, however we had issues with the bar & food. That would be their cater that they have a contract with. But honestly it was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ashley & Carl S
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our wedding reception there. It was a blast, however we had issues with the bar & food. That would be their cater that they have a contract with. But honestly it was very fun and different. All of our guest told us that it was one of the best weddings if not the best. Enjoy it there, it's... More 

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Thank Ashley & Carl S
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great zoo and a great place to spend time while in Cleveland, especially for families with youngsters!

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North Olmsted
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expansive layout, but clean, family-friendly. Always adding new exhibits and ingenious ways to showcase animals. Free on Mondays to Cuyahoga County residents. Need to do more events to use the pavilions and potential of the property and its importance to Cleveland.

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Longwood, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Cleveland Zoo. The elephant crossing is exceptional. and the rain forest is unique. you have the ride the carousel. All the animals are all zoo and aquarium animals - you really have to see it because it's so different. ONe of the best zoos that I've seen. Put it on your list if you visit Cleveland, OH

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My best friend and I decided to visit three Ohio Zoos in December, not the smartest idea I know, but it was a winter wonderland experience. We are from California so having a little snow with the cold made the experience unique. Most of the animals were either off exhibit or in an indoor exhibit. With only being 2 of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newly redone elephants exhibit is amazing! Elephant pond extends right up to the canopy and there is no gate between you and the elephants exhibit. (don't worry there is restraint cables in the pond so they won't come up to you). Behind-the-scenes as much as i've seen of it, it is not recommended

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing zoo. The animal enclosures are nicely done and easy to view from a multitude of vantages. They have very unique animals and the rainforest is dynamic. Big zoo that takes all day to complete but well worth the time. The food is even good inside the rainforest building. Great day and well worth the time! Very different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Even if it's only for a few hours we love to walk around and enjoy the animals either outside or inside at the rainforest.

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North Olmsted
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

the zoo is a very nice place they have made a lot of great changes it is a great place to take the family

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have had a family membership to the zoo for several years. In the summer we go about once a month. During the winter months I would say we go a few times a month. We typically visit the rain forest during the winter months. With the membership it's easy for us to pop in and out without feeling the... More 

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