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Akron Zoo

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Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
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Cute little zoo

Stopped here with wife and two boys (2 and 4). Visited in November so it was quiet there. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saint Ignace, Michigan
via mobile

My wife and I bring the grand kids here and always a wonderful time. Pricing is good too. Never a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snow leopard”(22 reviews)
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500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH 44307-2199
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

What a lovely zoo! All exhibits were busy with animal activity and on a hot day too! Very, very clean and easy to get around for people of all ages! Staff was very friendly and polite! We definitely will return!

3  Thank Liz C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I know the zoo is a nice place for parents to bring their kids but the enclosures for most of these animals lack space and stimulation. It was so sad to see the sloth bear exhibiting neurotic behavior as a result of lack of stimulation...More

7  Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here with wife and two boys (2 and 4). Visited in November so it was quiet there. We probably miss out on a lot of the special events and displays by going off season, but it is easier for us to let our two...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I bring the grand kids here and always a wonderful time. Pricing is good too. Never a disappointment.

Thank Cruiser33357058436
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Akron Zoo, just wish it was bigger doesnt take too long to walk the entire Zoo. They do have a lot of animals and its clean, lots of restrooms. I wish there were more food places though! But it is a really nice...More

Thank manateebuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve visited the Akron Zoo for over fifty years. It has grown and innovated from an embarrassment to a respectable site for seeing a nice selection of animals. While not nearly as large as the Cleveland Zoo, Akron has a few exhibits the surpass Cleveland....More

Thank Ewald G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small zoo, but alot to do! Go during the off season. Majority of the animals are out and no annoying people blocking your view. Food court is a tad pricey... Bathrooms are clean, staff are friendly. Definletley worth a visit.

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I've lived in Northeast Ohio for 20 years now, and had not yet been to the Akron Zoo. I guess I didn't think it was worth it, after frequenting the Cleveland and Columbus zoos, and remember visiting Sea World when it was open in Aurora....More

1  Thank J8294CWrobinb
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This zoo was nice. The grizzly exhibit area is well done. Really enjoyed the native bird aviary. Only wished they'd made it bigger. Otter exhibit was well done as well. I hope the lemurs are up for a new exhibit as the current one seems...More

1  Thank waddiej
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Great zoo for small children. Ours are older but still not too big where they couldn’t walk and not complain. Wish that all of the exhibits were open. The price of drinks were outrageous in the machines. We ended our stay early because we didn’t...More

1  Thank buckeye2162
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Good time always Have a lot of Animals and well kept ..very clean ...beautiful flower garden...nice walk and great place to take the kids

1  Thank patrice g
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We are fortunate to live 20-30min from both Akron & Cleveland Zoos. Unfortunately, the Akron zoo is only slightly above going to a pet store. It is always crowded and it can be difficult to see the lone animal in the exhibit because it is...More

Thank lzmama5
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Caron W | Reviewed this property |
When we went the beginning of August, they did have foxes. The animals we did not see there were monkeys, elephants, and giraffes.
19 August 2018|
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Response from Amanda D | Reviewed this property |
There were foxes present the last time we went, earlier this summer, yes.
5 August 2018|
Response from bratbabybrunner | Reviewed this property |
Yes we paid with either credit or debit card. Didn’t give discount for being a AARP member though.