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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6800
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted...

Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.

Our Mission:

Connecting kids and animals

Strengthening families,

Inspiring people to care.

The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.

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Very nice day

This zoo is very clean and the animals look to be very well cared for. Had a very nice and enjoyable time. Will go back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Marvin p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is very clean and the animals look to be very well cared for. Had a very nice and enjoyable time. Will go back again.

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Pennville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to get a yearly zoo pass when my daughter was smaller and go all the time. She us now in school so we don't go as much sadly. She love the zoo and knows her way around. If you have never gone shame on you. It's a MUST see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the place that my grandma always took us as children. We loved coming here with her. It was always a special day. We would bring a picnic lunch and eat it at Franke Park. We would use the grill and make hotdogs or burgers and picnic out under the lovely shade trees. We usually spent the morning in... More 

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We enjoyed reading about your many memories here and hope you'll make new memories with us in 2016! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The servers are excellent. It is difficult to finish the last drop any drink before your server gets back to your table with a refill offer. Their fish dishes are all delicious, but I find it hard to pass up one of my favorites: Almond crusted wall eye pike! It is always moist, but flakey and tender with perfect light... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the zoo. Favorites were riding ponies, giraffes, Tigers, train, carousel sea lions and brushing the goats. Bought a zoo pass and made trip every time the twins came to town.

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Thank Molly G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our zoo is top notch! It never disappoints. Wonderful staff .. Super clean .. Good location ... The new sting ray bay is so cool

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Thank Brianne E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to this zoo! A very family friendly zoo! Lots of animals and great workers! We love going in the spring!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember back in the 1960's when the zoo was small and just getting started. It has grown and changed so much since then. It's really great. Pick your favorite. Animals from all over, reptiles, fish, birds. There are bears, giraffes, kangaroos, big cats, penguins, alligators, peacocks, tortoises, an entire bird house, all kinds of fish. There is the ever... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AWesome animals with cool attractions And A AWESOME CAROUSEL! honestly really cool and i would go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could probably spend half your day driving around looking for a parking spot, which has always been an issue at the FWCZ. There are several lots scattered around, and on a nice day, you might drive through all of them to find an open spot. One lot is just stone, so there are no lines, which usually means that... More 

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