Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

If you’re looking for a great place to take the whole family while on your road trip through Cleveland, we have the perfect place for you to visit – the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Load the family into your OH rental car and head to the zoo for a day of wild discovery.

Originally founded in 1882, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo comes from humble beginnings. From just 73-acres and a smattering of American deer, the zoo has adapted and grown over the years and now hosts on the largest primate collections in the entire country.


The zoo can be found just 5 miles south of downtown Cleveland at 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109, an easy drive to make when you rent a car from City Auto Rental.


Here’s just a sample of the several great exhibits Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has to offer.

The RainForest: This enclosure features over 10,000 different plant species and 600 species of animals from rainforests in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The exhibit features a 25-foot waterfall, Discovery Center, tropical rainstorm exhibit, and more.

Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building: A plethora of truly intriguing species call this exhibit home. Gorillas, lemurs, monkeys, cheetahs, red pandas, and sharks are just a few of the various animals you’ll see in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building.

African Elephant Crossing: Near the zoo’s entrance you’ll find one of the country’s best places to view African elephants. Complete with a nose-to-trunk window, open-air viewing areas, and feeding stations, this exhibit is sure to delight the entire family.


Adults (12+): $12.25

Children (2-11): $8.25

Children (2 and under): Free


The zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Main gate opens at 9:30 a.m.

We want to make sure you get the most out of your vacation in Cleveland. That’s why an OH rental car from is always reasonably priced, safe, and extremely comfortable. Contact City Auto Rental today at 216-688-0208 and let us help you get started on your next great adventure.

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