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Akron Zoo

Zoo, Park, and Lake
West Akron, Akron
  • A favorite local haunt
  • Bradley W.
    "Love all the new areas for Bears, Bald Eagles, Otters and birds."(3 Tips)
    Luke M.
    "The jellyfish exhibit is a must see...breathtaking!"(3 Tips)
    Victor N.
    "The grizzly bear exhibit is pretty cool."(2 Tips)
    Alexis R.
    "... farmland train...super cute and a great experience for everyone."(4 Tips)
52 Tips and reviews
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  • Liz H.
    Liz HahnMay 20
    The animals are great. I saw the penguins and flamingos first. I was surprised to see a white owl. Many viewing locations kids in strollers can see. There are many things to do inside the zoo, also.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WhinneryJuly 28, 2016
    Nice-sized zoo with a good variety of animals. You could spend an hour or two or a whole day there. Be sure to check out the red panda!
  • Alexis R.
    Alexis RizopulosJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They've made great improvements to their grounds the flowers are amazing. Don't miss the carousel and farmland train...super cute and a great experience for everyone.
  • Louis R.
    Louis RAugust 7, 2014
    Small but cute zoo. If you're looking for a few hours to kill with a date or kids in Akron, bring them here!
  • Julie B.
    Julie BarnesAugust 6, 2015
    Great small zoo, very clean, get close to animals, reasonable prices, and many activities for kids!
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioMay 7, 2013
    The Akron Zoo is located on 50 acres west of Akron. When you visit the Zoo you'll get nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered penguins, lemurs, tigers, jaguars and much more.
  • Pastor John P.
    A zoo pass is a huge savings for a family even if you only come a few times. In addition, your pass gets you in to zoos and aquariums all over the country.
  • Bradley W.
    Bradley WhiteJuly 31, 2013
    The Zoo has really created an awesome environment! Love all the new areas for Bears, Bald Eagles, Otters and birds.
  • Unmiserable C.
    Parcourse! Busy-bodies like me can combine a day at the zoo with interval exercises like pull-ups, toe-touches and torso circles.
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioFebruary 15, 2013
    Visit the winding paths of the Mary and Mike Stark Grizzly Ridge opening in May at the Akron Zoo, and see grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, playful otters (with tube slide), eagles and native birds.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Every exhibit is good but the Penguins and grizzly bears are a must see.
  • Sharyn C.
    Sharyn CadeAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The animals are pretty active. The flower gardens are beautiful. The cost is reasonable. The staff are VERY friendly.
  • Richard M.
    I was thoroughly impressed. The aquarium is a fabulous addition! Lots of new stuff!
  • Vicky
    VickyAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come earlier in the morning to see the animals most active. Don't expect much in the middle of the day when temps are warmest.
  • MsJasina
    MsJasinaApril 18, 2011
    Great for the little ones! (Toddlers/Preschoolers) My 10 year old niece was bores senseless! Nonetheless! It's a great day out! Pack a lunch and enjoy the atmosphere!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GJanuary 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Saturdays during January 2016 is the Penguinpalooza event which includes feeding them. Be warned- it requires separate tickets.
  • Victor N.
    Victor NorfusAugust 11, 2013
    Lots of fun. Bring a little fan. The grizzly bear exhibit is pretty cool.
  • MsJasina
    MsJasinaApril 18, 2011
    The Jellyfish exhibit it wonderful! You have to experience it! Hurry! This is its last year @ the Akron Zoo!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StakerAugust 1, 2015
    Could have bigger spaces for the animals and the price for water is BULL!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GrahamJune 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Today is enrichment day come see the animals active and intrigued by there days enriching items !!!!!!
  • Ben K.
    Ben KellySeptember 28, 2010
    took my son to the zoo on sept 8, quality zoo for the size... we enjoyed ourselves... best exhibit- the jellyfish.... i was impressed
  • Mike G.
    Mike GOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the improved green tree Python exhibit.
  • Bill E.
    Bill EakenSeptember 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Grizzly Ridge, Up close with animals, Friendly Employees.
  • ZombieDana D.
    Cute little zoo! Sign up for an encounter!!
  • Julie P.
    Julie PurnellSeptember 27, 2013
    The Akron Zoo's new grizzly bear exhibit was amazing! Great time at the zoo!
  • Liberry Lady
    Liberry LadySeptember 19, 2011
    Akron should be very proud of their zoo! Always lots of events to attend whether you are a child, family, or adult!
  • Vicky
    VickySeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be sure to stop by for Enrichment Day! The keepers make amazing paper mache creations for the animals.
  • Rhea L.
    Rhea LunaAugust 1, 2010
    Really good for toddlers not entertaining for older kids. They could use more animals like IDK elephants? giraffes....
  • Mike G.
    Mike GSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Play farm word games at this kiosk in Farmland.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Look for the shower button at the otter exhibit.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MooreJanuary 30, 2016
    The aquarium is always cool to see.
  • Tony A.
    Tony AntonakasJuly 23, 2013
    Pretty good zoo. Not as big as cleveland's, but a good walk.
  • Luke M.
    Luke MenapaceJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The jellyfish exhibit is a must see...breathtaking!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool exhibit about bird poop called Eww At The Zoo.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.September 4, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see the monkeys in Akron.
  • Jayson C.
    Jayson C.March 11, 2014
    Love the layout of this zoo.
  • Unmiserable C.
    Take a picture with the penguins.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoschAugust 25, 2013
    Nice place for family entertainment.
  • Arlo W.
    Arlo WileyMay 8, 2015
    The jellyfish exhibit is pretty cool.
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PooleFebruary 16, 2013
    Grizzly ridge opens july 20th and july19th for zoo members. The aviary is finally back up.
  • Kara W.
    Kara Welch MariottiApril 8, 2010
    Take the kids to the Akron Zoo, perfect for little kids/toddlers it is small and not usually too crowded
  • Mike L.
    Mike LevinsteinApril 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your own straw if you stay for lunch. For some reason, Zoos hate straws.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    From the gift store.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lemuel close up
  • Mike G.
    Mike GApril 1
    Been here 10+ times
    Starting today the zoo hours 10am - 5pm ET.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GApril 22
    Been here 10+ times
    New exhibit coming June 2017!
  • Theresa H.
    Theresa HigginsJuly 4, 2015
    See the Penguins so cute
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CrosbyFebruary 21, 2014
    My kids love the zoo
  • Beavis ..
    Beavis .May 29, 2012
    Don't tap on the glass it scares the smokers
  • Mike G.
    Mike G3 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Curious creatures exhibit opens today!
  • Kate M.
    Kate MackeyMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not open until 11 am in the off season
  • Steve S.
    Steve SkaggsAugust 10, 2014
    Fun with animals
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