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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6800
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Description: 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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Great zoo. Everyone will enjoy it.

This zoo has something for everyone. In addition to lots of animals and aquariums, their is a great little train ride and carousel. Lots of fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This zoo has something for everyone. In addition to lots of animals and aquariums, their is a great little train ride and carousel. Lots of fun!

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Fort Wayne, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to several zoos around the country and FWCZ is right up there with the best. There is lots to see and do. We have a annual pass and go almost weekly and never get bored. A must try.

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Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic zoo very clean and supported by local industry's , Lots of interactive areas for the kids, Not overwhelming where there is too much, Everything is perfect it's the best zoo I've been too, The kids had a great time, Would definitely go back well worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been to many zoos in the Country but this is one of my favorites. It gets national attention and I feel proud that it's in my city. The only drawback is that it is very pricey. I think everyone should be able to enjoy this zoo, but sadly I think it is out of reach for some people,... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a wonderful place to spend most of a day. There is lots of walking along well-laid-out walkways. There are plenty of interactive exhibits, the animals seem well-cared-for, the place is clean, and the staff friendly. There are benches for resting, and a charming train. We always love the petting zoo, where you can pet, brush, and feed goats.... More 

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Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This zoo is great for adults and kids. Staff so nice. Landscape beautiful. Animals were cared for. Will return.

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New Haven, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Group of 110 visited the Zoo on August 6. Loved to see all the animals (giraffes, kangaroos, lions, zebras, penguins, etc.) up close in their natural environment. The Zoo is laid out very well, plenty of places to rest if you get tired. Our group ate at their new pavilion which worked out very well. It was reserved just for... More 

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Delphos, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a great day at the zoo with my daughter and grandkids.The animals were out and about. The staff was very friendly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The zoo was easy to find. Parking was free and close. The staff was friendly and helpful. The zoo is a bit on the small side with not a lot of popular animals to see, but it was sufficient and we had a good time. We (my husband and I) took our youngest son who is 14. It only took... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a nice place that we'd been to in years past. We were excited to see the baby orangutan, who was so cute. Great place to get photos. I'd love to plan to go again on a weekday. Saturday was very busy; however enjoyable. I like that they have a sky lift, Merry-Go-Round, Pony Rides for Kids and other... More 

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