About Grizzly Ridge
A Green Exhibit
Grizzly Ridge achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Campus destination for all of the green aspects built into the exhibit. One of the best examples of the exhibit's green practices include a pool water reclamation system that allows 100% of exhibit water to be reused.
In the heart of Grizzly Ridge, at the otter exhibit visitors can have the experience of a lifetime on the otter slide. The otter slide is a fully enclosed acrylic tube that goes underwater right through the otter exhibit.
History Behind Grizzly Ridge
This exhibit sits right on the historic Portage Path. The trail connected the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers and was approximately eight miles in length. Native Americans used this path to transport their canoes overland from one river to the other. Using canoes, Native Americans could travel by water from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico except for this small section. A bronze arrowhead marker in Grizzly Ridge identifies the path.