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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Okay, not great.

Nice aquarium, but rather small for the price. Plus, you must pay an extra $3 to park. It’s a shame... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ACT530
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Orlando, FL
Disappointing... and Hard to Find

The aquarium itself was small and didn't take us long to get through... Less than an hour. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SIlentThunder1642
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Lancaster, New York
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The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately educating and entertaining about aquatic life and conservation. Set in a powerhouse built in 1892, see an octopus, touch stingrays, meet African tortoises, discover seahorses and jellies in more than 50 exhibits. Don't miss the 170-foot SeaTube, surrounding guests with sharks, eels, fish and rays.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“touch tank” (55 reviews)
“sting rays” (36 reviews)
“shark tunnel” (34 reviews)
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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+1 216-862-8803
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice aquarium, but rather small for the price. Plus, you must pay an extra $3 to park. It’s a shame the price does not include parking. However, the facility is very clean, and there are some pretty big sharks. The building is quite interesting as...More

Thank ACT530
Reviewed 5 days ago

The aquarium itself was small and didn't take us long to get through... Less than an hour. The shark tunnel was awesome, and the ray exhibit was pretty cool. Otherwise, though, nothing was that memorable. My biggest complaint with the aquarium was that it was...More

Thank SIlentThunder1642
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 2 thirteen-year-olds to the aquarium with a couple of friends and their 1 1/2-year-old. Admission was a little high, considering the relatively small size of the facility. It took us under 2 hours to complete the entire place. Getting off the highway...More

Thank JordonN
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is nice enough, it's just really small and pretty pricey for the size. If you have ever been to the Aquariums in Gatlinburg, Kentucky, or other large aquariums this won't seem like much.

Thank GailLins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to a few aquariums and this was not one of the better ones. It was small and exhibits limited, only took us about an hour to get thru. The shark exhibit was by far the best. The building it was located in was really...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium shows an interesting way to reuse a historic building. It isn't huge but is ingeniously done. Has some local aqua life as well as exotic. The touch pools are good although the stingrays are wise and make it hard to touch them. Price...More

Thank Stephanie M
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Appreciate the feedback! Thank you for noticing the way the building was re-imagined. Being in a historic brick powerhouse necessitated some innovations such as jellyfish in a former smokestack, exhibits in what would have been coal chutes and freestanding tanks with 360-degree views. (If you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great attraction for a city like Cleveland. We had a greta time and our grandson took hundreds of photos.

Thank poppops3
Sam F, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for bringing your grandson to visit. Tag us in the pics if you share any of them online . . . we'd love to see them! #cleaquarium

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the biggest aquarium I have visited, but our 5-year-old daughter had plenty to see and do. She raced back and forth through the place 3 or 4 times. Her favorite thing was the shark tank, but she spent a lot of time...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Sam F, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, thank you for bringing your family to experience the Aquarium. We wish we could control the current road construction in the area, but I am excited to hear the website directions brought you to our door. Sounds like you were able to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this aquarium. They had some wonderful displays and excellent educational materials. They have an amazing collection of large tortoises, and wonderful reef tank full of sting rays. The staff do demonstrations and talks for patrons of all ages. Worth the...More

Thank virsagoskippy
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience with others! The rescue African Spurred Tortoises and the stingray touchpool are some our favorite places to stop on our daily walks through the Aquarium too.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to many aquariums around the country and was not very excited about visiting another in Cleveland. What a pleasant surprise I had to find the unique layout, making it easy to view things) and fresh air smell instead of the "heavy air"...More

Thank MidwestGranma
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Delighted to hear you had a good visit and appreciated the animals and the exhibits designed around the architecture of this historic former powerhouse! The cafe is focused on the lunch to early afternoon timeframe. When you (or friends or family) return, there are two...More

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Anitathom
24 April 2016|
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Response from dcscake | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay at the door and for parking $5.00. enjoy
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Hannah B
2 January 2015|
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Response from Tami B | Property representative |
No, you can purchase tickets at the Aquarium's ticket counter or online; whatever is more convenient for you.
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