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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6800
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Ranked #1 of 19 Activities in Fort Wayne
Owner description: Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took a 14 year old boy and 12 year old girl to the zoo. Easily bored ages for kids, right? They were both engaged-"oh! Look at this!" and both asked to return another time. Easy to spend a lot of time in each area. Well worth your time and money.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our zoo. We're happy to hear that children of all ages are able to connect with animals and nature when they visit us. Come back again in 2015. We open April 25! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been to this zoo many times. And it will always be one of my favorites. They have lots of hands on activities for kids. You just have to check their schedule to see what is offered on your day of visit. They have done so much remodeling in the last few years. The African Journey was the most... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're updating the Australian Adventure and have many exciting improvements and activities planned for 2015. We hope you'll visit again next season! More 

Portland, Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We took our grandkids ages 6 and 2. We had a great time. Lots for them to do, clean zoo. Only complaint would be that our 6 year old gave us a scare when some of the indoor exhibits have some tunnel holes where he could jump through which put him on the outside and us still inside with moms... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We have many improvements planned for the Australian Adventure next season. We hope you'll visit and enjoy all that we have to offer in 2015! More 

Marion, Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

FW Children's Zoo is consistenly rated one of the best zoos in the country, and they earn the rating. The variety of animals is impressive as are the creatively designed exhibits. It is also a children's zoo with many options for the kids. Our niece and nephew love to feed the goats and catfish before exploring what's new on the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our zoo. We hope you'll visit again in 2015. The three-phase renovation of our Australian Adventure is underway and we think you'll enjoy the new exhibits! More 

Bluffton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I've visited the zoo w/ preschoolers and my mom in a wheelchair. Always something to see. Relaxed atmosphere. Always clean, animals are well cared for, variety of things to do like ride horses or pet giraffes.

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

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in 2015! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you plan on going a few times the membership is a great savings. We have used ours a lot with our 3 year old and 2 year old. They love seeing the animals and the membership helps keep down the cost.

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

Thank you for your review and for your membership. See you in 2015! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a wonderful zoo in Fort Wayne. It was designed for children but I'm telling you as an adult you'll love. We've been several times and each time there's something new to see.

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

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're happy to hear that children as well as adults are enjoying our zoo. We reopen for the 2015 season on April 25 - See you then! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our family loves having this jewel in Fort Wayne. We bring our two kids and they light up with energy every time we go. They never get tired of going to our zoo, especially the lion exhibit!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope you'll come back in 2015 to visit Bill the lion! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This summer my wife and I and our 18 month old daughter visited the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo along with other zoos in the region (Binder Park - Battle Creek, Toledo Zoo, Potter Park - Lansing, and Indianapolis Zoo). We loved all the zoos, and thought each zoo had one element that was amazing, but overall we felt Fort Wayne... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're happy to offer free parking to our guests. Hope to see you again in 2015! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is one of the best zoos in U.S. Big enough so you can experience 3-4 hours of family fun and small enough that you are not exhausted after the visit. There is a lot to do for small children, teens as well as grownups.

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

Thank you for your review. We're happy that you enjoyed the zoo! More 

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