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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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Early spring visit was a good time to go.

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pat H
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Massillon, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you Want a zoo that has a nice mixture of animals and displays this is the one. Fair price and friendly staff.

Thank Kattie1369
Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been to this zoo in years. It is a very nice zoo . Lots of animals and well maintained. Will go again !

Thank Jeff S
Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akron's zoo is a perfect size. It is not overwhelmingly large. You can cover most of the zoo in a couple of hours. It does not have giraffes or elephants but has plenty of other interesting animals such as penguins and lions, eagles, bears. It has a wonderful carousel and a small train that young children love. Friendly staff too.... More 

Thank irish5353
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13 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this zoo! Always trying and changing it up. Clean facilities. You can tell the staff cares about their animals.

Thank Jherald14
Canal Fulton, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Akron zoo is perfect for younger children due to its size and layout. It has interesting but not complex exhibits enabling kids of all ages to interact with them. Generally you can see most of the zoo in 2 - 3 hours, a perfect time-frame for youngsters with limited attention spans. Having to exit through the gift shop is... More 

Thank Mike H

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