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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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  • We had great fun with our 4-year old at the zoo. We frequent the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and being able to experience some other animals was very nice. Toledo has animals like elephants, hippos... 
    We had great fun with our 4-year old at the zoo. We frequent the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and being able to experience some other animals was very nice. Toledo has animals like elephants, hippos...  more »
  • The Toledo Zoo has many animals. We especially liked the Eagle exhibit. The aviary was impressive also. It was a different experience to go through a tunnel or over a land bridge to get to the main... 
    The Toledo Zoo has many animals. We especially liked the Eagle exhibit. The aviary was impressive also. It was a different experience to go through a tunnel or over a land bridge to get to the main...  more »
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  • This zoo is a wonderful fixture in the community. We have lived here over a year now and have been members since our first week! The summer camps are great, lights are magical, the ice slide is a fun addition. We always get the experience package and definitely recommend the addition to the membership. We went to Noon Years Eve this NYE and everyone in our party had a blast. I lead a local Girl scout troop and our girls have been for the zoo sleepover as well as 2 day programs, everything we have had the opportunity to participate in has been great!
  • Love this zoo, I've been coming here since I was a kid- and it seems to just get better and better each year. We went on a Wednesday this year and it wasn't very crowded at all. The animals were more interactive than I've ever seen That's gotta be my favorite thing about this zoo, how well the animals are looked after. Their enclosures are large, they seem genuinely happy, which makes this place such a great experience. I've gone to other zoos in major cities and in comparison, they've seemed like backyard barn farms. Despite the stellar review, definitely be prepared for the price of food. It's outrageous, but what tourist attraction doesn't have outrageously priced food? It's a tradition. The souvenirs are also jacked up in price- but the stuff is pretty cute. I personally love my little octopus plushie I got from the aquarium gift shop. And as a native to the Toledo area, its very important they reopen the entrance on Broadway. If you serve the community in such a large way as letting the entire county free on Mondays, at least let the people who live in the neighborhood walk in. They have to put up with a lot due to the zoo- and it would be nice if the zoo extended that kindness. Other than that soapbox speech, the Toledo zoo really is a wonderful place that is near and dear to my heart.

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