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Erie Zoo

#4 of 60 things to do in Erie Features Animals
423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2701
+1 814-464-4091
Review Highlights
Great zoo for young families, older folks, or any combination of ages. Easy to navigate.

I've been to this zoo many times throughout the years and even though the zoo is rather small, I am... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Just the right size!

My grandchildren said they preferred the Erie Zoo to the Pittsburgh Zoo! It is so much more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carol B
Beaver Falls, United States
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423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2701
+1 814-464-4091
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to this zoo many times throughout the years and even though the zoo is rather small, I am never disappointed in the experience. There are many animals available to view close up. We were able to see a mama and baby Orangutan. The...More

Thank constantlycommenting
Reviewed 4 days ago

My grandchildren said they preferred the Erie Zoo to the Pittsburgh Zoo! It is so much more affordable also! So clean in a gorgeous setting! The grounds are well kept with beautiful flower gardens. The buildings are magnificent structures built in the 1920s, We ate...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the animals were being lazy, but it was a very hot day so that's none of the staffs fault. I loved to see the different animals awake or asleep lol. Especially the penguins and monkeys!

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect size zoo for younger children to enjoy a zoo without an overwhelming experience. Reasonably priced with a variety of exhibits to see and enjoy in close proximity. Petting zoo area, train, and carousel rides as well as a playground--although currently undergoing a major upgrade...More

Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this zoo. Having visited much larger zoos I wasn't expecting much when we went here. This zoo has a nice range of animals and viewing areas were nicely laid out. Especially enjoyed the monkey/ape section. Giraffes and rhinos were great also. Train...More

Thank krock228
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We as a family were not impressed by this zoo. The train ride itself was a nice train but I thought we would see animals when we were riding the train. Instead we saw debris, twigs, branches, weeds and a creek or river. The carousel...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the layout of the zoo. Around every corner is something new and it is set up for all ages to enjoy. Plenty of parking and very reasonable.

Thank djdt64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a nice Mother's day with my kids and grandkids at the zoo! Although the weather could have been a little warmer, we had an enjoyable visit. Always love going to the zoo to see all the animals! ( The otters are one of my...More

Thank Renee K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like zoos, you will love this walking zoo.. not huge, but big enough! Gardens, flowers, greenery are beautiful and well- kept! The animals are well- taken care of...giraffes, camels, bears, zebras, lions, otters, penguins.....orangutans, gorillas! Plus much more. Monkey island, black swans....bring a...More

2  Thank jsherr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I grew up in Erie, PA and now that I don't live there anymore, I realize I took this great little zoo for granted! While the zoo itself isn't nearly as big as others, it offers quite a lot. Many different kinds of animals, a...More

1  Thank MShuffit
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Is there room to park my truck with a travel trailer in your parking lot?
19 June 2017|
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Response from Ronald C | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking around zoo for huge vehicles. As you get too the zoo you will see the parking available. There is a huge parking lot right next to the golf course you can park there and short walk to Zoo.
Jill M
Can someone tell me What do the concessions offer as far as food?
15 April 2017|
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Response from one1on1one | Reviewed this property |
Snack-fast food, and strip fast foods available off site.
Hi, does anyone know how to take a bus from Behrend College to the Zoo? Thx.
31 August 2016|
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Response from JenniferJBerg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry but I do not know the bus routes in Erie. You could call the bus transit terminal and ask. Sorry that I am not more help. Enjoy the Zoo. We loved it. Jennifer