An old favorite is coming back to the Toledo Zoo!

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - An old favorite is making a comeback at the Toledo Zoo.
Closed in 1997, the old tunnel that connects the two halves of the Zoo is set to open this November.

Even if you're too young to remember the old tunnel, you've probably heard those familiar words from your parents or grandparents: "we used to walk under the Anthony Wayne Trail to get into the Zoo."

A big reason that the tunnel was closed more than 20 years ago - it wasn't handicap-accessible.

Tana Benford, Assistant Director of Development and Membership, tells 13abc, "So we needed to have ramps, which are ADA compliant, to get to the other side of the zoo. And that's exactly what we did in putting up the ramps and the bridge."

And the updated tunnel will feature its own ramps, and more.

Benford explains, "This tunnel will be a little different in that there will be elevators."

The Zoo is also offering you the chance to put your name on the walls of the tunnel.

"We're selling subway tiles for $500. They're 3x6 white ceramic tiles, and you can put up to three lines of text on the tile, up to 20 characters,” Benford says. “You can purchase your tile up until October 31st if you want your tile installed for the opening in November."

To find out how you can purchase a tile, you can visit