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Address: 423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2701
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The Erie Zoo is a perfect Zoo for it's size Nice Clean Zoo & very friendly staff. Very evenly laid out & the train ride is peaceful. Great for young kids, Grandparents, adults... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Erie Zoo is a perfect Zoo for it's size Nice Clean Zoo & very friendly staff. Very evenly laid out & the train ride is peaceful. Great for young kids, Grandparents, adults & Family picnics.

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Thank Scott K
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would put this Zoo in the must see column if you have young children. A lot of the animals are very close and are an easy seeing distance. The facility is very clean and the food vendors are adequate. I would highly recommend this as an addition to a trip to Splash Lagoon which is also in the same... More 

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Coudersport
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My children enjoy visiting the zoo every year! The train ride is one of our favorite attractions! There is a nice variety to admire and the prices are very reasonable.

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I'm sort of an animal whisperer, have had all kinds at my home. So when I figured out the correct lion voice, I loudly (I'm not shy), let out with it! The male lion responded! We went back and forth. A crowd appeared and enjoyed it with us. (the female lion responded to the male lion, as if she was... More 

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Toronto
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great little zoo that is large enough to keep the kids entertained, but not so large that their little legs give out and end up making it a bad experience. Quite a few animals at the zoo to see. Some of the enclosures could be larger though. there is a carousel for the kids to ride and... More 

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Russell, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lots of fun things to explore and animals to see. We love the train ride especially. Would love to see some Elephants and another giraffe.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a nice experience for young children. They get to see all the animals and exhibits before the zoo closes in the winter. Perfect amount of treat stops and the staff dressed up in costumes is really cute. The flow of walking this zoo just makes sense. Some zoo's you have to keep walking back and forth on the same... More 

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Thank Eric L
Welland
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303 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Nice small zoo in the heart of the city. Easy to walk around. Can be a bit crowded on holiday weekends.

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Thank Professor04
Waterford
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I visit this zoo each year, but I've also visited the National Zoo in Washington DC and the Pittsburgh Zoo. And the Erie Zoo is impressive considering it is located in a relatively small city. It houses a giraffe, lions, tigers, a leopard, a family orangutans, adorable red pandas, and much more. The kangaroo exhibit is one of my favorites,... More 

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Thank Melissa B
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Not too shabby for being a zoo on the smaller side! My fiance and I were 1st time visitors to the Erie area and decided to go here. We were glad we stopped. I fell in love with the female lions :) The rhinos were awesome, the jaguar made some scary noises (pretty sure he was hungry heh), and the... More 

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