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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo cares for 3,000 animals of over 600 species in 74 hectares (183 acres) of space. The park also houses one of the largest collections of primates in North America. It's divided into numerous bio-thematic areas like African plains, bear and tiger exhibit, shark exhibit, and gum leaf hideout with koala bears and eucalyptus trees. The rainforest exhibit is one of the main attractions of the zoo, where you'll see animals such as crocodiles, komodo dragons, birds, and orangutans. The exhibit is home to more than 10,000 plants, a 7.6 m (25 ft) waterfall, and a simulated tropical rainstorm. To visit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and other attractions in Cleveland, use our Cleveland online vacation maker.
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  • The overall experience was very nice. A lot of great animals and a really cool zip line. The only complaint was the dead space between exhibits. There is a lot of empty land to walk through, wear... 
    The overall experience was very nice. A lot of great animals and a really cool zip line. The only complaint was the dead space between exhibits. There is a lot of empty land to walk through, wear...  more »
  • We arrived later in the afternoon but was able to see just about everything the zoo had to offer. Quite an array of exhibits and animals. We didn’t feel crowded at all. The Rainforest exhibit was... 
    We arrived later in the afternoon but was able to see just about everything the zoo had to offer. Quite an array of exhibits and animals. We didn’t feel crowded at all. The Rainforest exhibit was...  more »
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  • We always have a good time at the zoo. It's fairly compact and you can see a lot of animals in however much time you want to spend. They are continually improving the enclosures and they aren't too in your face trying to sell souvenirs. The elephant enclosure is top notch, pretty unusual for a zoo to have a male. The Asian leopard and red panda exhibit is new and nice as well. Constantly improving and refining each area!
  • I love our Cleveland Metroparks Zoo! A fantastic selection of well-cared for animals. Beautiful grounds to walk. Entertaining events throughout the year. (Lantern Fest is a must see!) One of our favorite places to spend some time!

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