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Address: 2700 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43609-3100
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Get an underwater view of hippos at the Hippoquarium, the only such zoo...

Get an underwater view of hippos at the Hippoquarium, the only such zoo exhibit in the world, and then move on to see the 500 or so other species of mammals, reptiles and birds.

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Winter at the zoo

Went there in December for the lights before Christmas totally awesome right thousands of lights music playing with the light. Resenty voted number one light display in zoos... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there in December for the lights before Christmas totally awesome right thousands of lights music playing with the light. Resenty voted number one light display in zoos nation wide after finishing second last year. Can't wait till next Christmas . If you are a member f the zoo you get free admission to the lights one visit.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great zoo with lots of new stuff to do. Ziplining, the amphitheater with famous acts, the Lights before Christmas, wine tastings, etc. I've gone here for years and have never been disappointed. It's large, clean, and reasonably priced. A must see if you are in Toledo, and worth traveling a bit to see if you are in... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful zoo!!! I have been here three times, and each time is refreshing and new. The new aquarium is out of this world, and the penguins new home is wonderful. I fell in love with Lucas, the young elephant, and the baby orangoutang I believe it was...just to be able to see all the animals and have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently drove 8+ hours to see a medical specialist at the university of Toledo. We had a day between appointments and decided to see the sites the city of Toledo had to offer. I am handicap and use a power wheelchair. I didn't have a single complaint! everything was accessible, and many things I usually need assistance for I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like they are always doing something new, to make the last visit different from the last. The new aquarium is awesome. Not as fun for teenagers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been members for years. Seems like they are always doing something new, to make the last visit, different from the last. New aquarium is awesome. Christmas lights are awesome.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Toledo Zoo is always adding things to make it more exciting. If you get the chance, their Lights Before Christmas celebration is second to none! Great aquarium and children's Splash Zone added recently. This is the best family value around!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Toledo we went to the Toledo Zoo for the Christmas light display. The zoo was absolutely beautiful. I hope to go back in the summer so that I can experience it in the daylight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Toledo Zoo was just voted number 1 in the nation for their holiday light display! It is breath-taking, not to mention the ice slide and the bumper cars! We have made it an annual Christmas destination for our family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Voted the best zoo lights in the nation 2 out of 3 years (they came in 2nd once), this is a not to be missed event. Not sure how they get those 100's of thousands of lights up every year, but WOW, youll be amazed. When its not winter, the park is a great place to spend a few hours... More 

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