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Columbus Zoo Powell
Kid-friendly environment, active animals, concessions, playgrounds, waterpark, wonderful layout, wild lights show is outstanding, aquarium, easy access from main roads, train ride, camel rides, too much to list....
I love Columbus, I love everything about it and this zoo is by far my favorite, it's clean and very well kept, it's updated and the animals are awesome, the exhibits are excellent, the staff friendly and very know...
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens has it all from the usual big cats, monkeys, and other critters to educational opportunities in exhibits about manatees or reptiles to gorgeous floral displays to rides on...
We absolutely loved the variety of animals at this zoo, we also loved that you could feed the giraffes and get up and personal with them :-) the zoo is in a great location and we will absolutely be back!!
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Toledo Zoo Toledo
Best Zoo in area, wonderful exhibits and very family friendly , Columbus is great but very big, Toledo has used its urban location to great advantage and you can create and interact with lots of animals up close.
Some of the many highlights included: Africa (highly recommend the giraffe feeding - generous portions - and the safari ride), the Aquarium (touch tank was very popular), Tembo Trail (hippos were very photogenic,...
Akron Zoo Akron
Wonderful zoo, many beautiful ares to view animals, several interactive sites, lasrge area to have lunch, large gift shop, just a great day!
Have fun at the Akron Zoo! Membership is totally worth it with the discounts you get at reciprocal zoos (Cleveland and Columbus included), as well as unlimited trips to Akron!
Every few years it's a must-see at the zoo They are always adding attractions and it's so fun to walk around the animals were great I specially love the giraffes that was my favorite part!
We had a great visit and loved our visit to the Cleveland Zoo.
Lagoon Deer Park Sandusky
If you are from a big city like we are this type of zoo is so rare.
You will see animals you do not see in zoos and some probably you have never seen.
Aside from the drive thru feedings, there is a small zoo including warthogs, birds, monkeys, and kangaroo.
African Safari is certified by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), so you can expect appropriate standards for safety and treatment of animals.
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It's great, educational fun, and they also have a small petting zoo that you can walk thru before or after your ride on the train.
Great petting zoo/ Feeding the animals in the back lot is a lot of fun.
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is thoughtful in its design, allowing for great views of their diverse aquatic inhabitants from multiple angles.
We love aquariums - grew up going to Shedd, later several trips to Chattanooga's and Atlanta's when we moved south and in various trips Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the National Aquarium, the Newport Aquarium...