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Erie Zoo

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Address: 423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2701
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This Zoo is not near the size of Cleveland and Pittsburg but it packs in a lot for the size. From the old fashion train to the insect displays everything is right up close. There... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This Zoo is not near the size of Cleveland and Pittsburg but it packs in a lot for the size. From the old fashion train to the insect displays everything is right up close. There is all sorts of animals from lions to hippos to rhinos and the staff at the zoo is every where to answer questions about them.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Erie is a nice place, and this Zoo is a good place for family you will find an EZ guide as cross the gate

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Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Erie Zoo is fun to visit on opening day when they offer free snow cones and also on Halloween when all of the children dress up and parade around the zoo.

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Thank Bette B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016

They are always changing zoo exhibits and updating the grounds. Have a train the kids love and a gift store also.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Erie Zoo is a complete jewel! What a wonderful place to bring kids and let them enjoy nature. For a town the size of Erie, we are SO SO LUCKY to have a place like the Erie Zoo.

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Thank penn99
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Wonderful place for families. Good variety of animals in a clean, pleasant setting. Perfect for kids of all ages.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We took all 3 of our kids, ranging from 2 to 12. They all enjoyed it. Even though the zoo is smaller than most we are accustomed to, it is quaint and full of plenty of things to see and experience.

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Thank Michael S
Butler, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2016

When we visit Erie, we always visit the Zoo. Its smaller than the Pittsburgh Zoo near were we live. I recommend this when ever you visit

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Thank TimNoullet
Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Love the Erie zoo. Clean, pretty, and not too big that you're exhausted after the visit! I frequent the zoo all summer long.

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Thank Christine0415
Erie
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a beautiful, but smaller sized zoo, that is perfect for me. It takes about 3 hours to see the whole thing. This is a breeding zoo, where some very rare species have been sent to breed, due to the hands on loving care of the keepers. I love it

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