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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions 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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Logansport, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Well worth the trip, we take the kids there every June for my birthday. It never gets old!! It is clean and the animals are well cared for.

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Peoria, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

It was large enough to enjoy and not get lost. The walkways give plenty of room and the variety of animals gave the kids lots to talk about. Giraffes are their favorites

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Bryan, Ohio, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

It was fun going with the family and seeing all the wonderful animals.

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Indian Shores, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is the very best Childrens Zoo in Indiana if not the country. What a great variety of animals. You're practically in the pen with them. The zoo attendents are very friendly and will stop their work to answer questions. Excellent food and picnic areas.

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Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

This zoo is so incredible, the animals are very well cared for. There are animals from every corner of the planet, in as close to natural habitats as possible. Very expansive. You canmisss easily spend a full day or more here. Bring your walking shoes! There are rides through the animal habitats(for a nominal additional charge). They have an Australian... More 

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Elida, OH, USA
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

My husband, daughter, her husband and two preschoolers had a great visit at the zoo. All enjoyed the various areas and grandpa especially enjoyed having many resting places where he could enjoy watching the little people interact with the animals. This is the second generation of our family to enjoy the facility.

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Fishers, IN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We live in Indy, but I prefer the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We try to go once a year and my daughter and I look forward to trip. Great rides, no long lines, and the zoo has a beautiful pond, lots of mature trees, and even creative walkways instead of plain grey cement. You are up close and personal to... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

My husband and I don't have kids but love to go to this zoo. There is a great variety of animals. While there are not as many big animals as some of the bigger city zoos, you get closer to to the animals at this one. Plus, it just has a great atmosphere and lots of shady areas.

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Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This isn't a big zoo like Columbus or Cincinnati, but it is set up nice and there are plenty of animals and exotic experiences for a child to enjoy. Can't wait to take our grandson next year!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Purchased a family membership - ii is a great value. You need 2 days to see everything at the Zoo. The zoo is very clean, great service as well. There is a picnic area outside the entrance if you want to save money and bring your own food. Great value for the kids!

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