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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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Awesome Zoo. So many volunteers make this zoo run smoothly.

All staff are knowledgeable and willingly share information about the animals. A wonderful place to go for the whole family. Hard to cover it all in one day. A Zoo Pass is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Decatur, Indiana
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157 reviews 157 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Zoo is well laid out from front to back. Plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes from cars to school and tour buses. Even external to the zoo, the environment is a park, as the zoo is located within Franke Park. Some people visit just to have a picnic at one of the many tables spread around the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Zoo is well designed and fun to tour. A nice collection, but for a warm Spring day too many animals were still not out. We spent many years involved in the "Zoo Biz" and understand the difficulties of bringing them out and back in when the weather is stll changeable. Good exhibits, and great personnel! We Will try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

All staff are knowledgeable and willingly share information about the animals. A wonderful place to go for the whole family. Hard to cover it all in one day. A Zoo Pass is really worth it. That way the family can go many times and see at their leisure.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo has a favorite of our family for over 40 years...clean, open, well-maintained and appealing to all ages. Our Illinois nephew even brought his new bride to visit the zoo on the return trip from their Poconos honeymoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Better than many big city zoos. The exhibits are well maintained. But the rides are too expensive for the common person visiting. There is plenty to enjoy without wasting money on the rides.

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Harlan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This zoo is great place to visit. It is especially good for younger children, but also a great place to just wander around for everyone. There are great facilities and activities. A VERY wide variety of animals. Just a great all around place.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful zoo. It's pricey with the rides going from $1 to $5. If you plan on going often buy the annual pass. But the grandkids and I love it.

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MUSKEGON
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Took my daughter, son in law, and grandson to the zoo. Clean, staff were polite, and animals were out and about. Just the right sized zoo for small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited with two young children and had a wonderful day. The zoo is just big enough that you could cover it in a day and not be exhausted. The best value for food is the restaurant by the carousel. We got the family meal deal for $36 which included two large pizzas 4 drinks and 4 cookies. Four adults... More 

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Fort Wayne, IN
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187 reviews 187 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Easy entrance. Amazing interaction with animals. Informative staff. Loved the African wilderness. Our grandkids went wild! Absolutely GREAT zoo!

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