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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #29 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Traveler Description: The Indianapolis Zoo dares you to touch a shark or plunge even deeper into the animal world with a one-of-a-kind Dolphin pavilion. The shark touch... more »
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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Coming when the zoo opens means you get to see more animals fed! The first thing we saw when we arrived was a seal show. One of the keepers also told us some very interesting information about their seals and sea lion. The dolphin show was wonderful too. Things were set up very well thematically. The train ride going around... More

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Alexandria, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Love this zoo. They have done updates since my last visit and it's even better. The new dolphin show was so fun and I'm glad I didn't pass it up!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We've not been to the zoo for over 10 years, and decided to take a midweek vacation day with no children to see the zoo on our own. We were not disappointed. We arrived shortly after 9AM and stayed until about 3PM. Started with the dolphins, which was fun. The Orangutan Center was fabulous. If you just walk through and... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I always try to make at least a yearly trip to the Indy Zoo. I have never had a complaint and even talked about getting a membership. This trip was by far the worst experience we have had. We arrived at the zoo at about 11 am. It was fairly crowded which is not much of a... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Was very disappointed in the new Orangutan Exhibit. They all looked extremely depressed in a very unnatural environment. Minimal straw on a concrete floor and the smell in the building was overwhelming. There were feces and urine everywhere in their concrete enclosure. Worst exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo and very inhumane. I am a zoo member and have been for... More

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Noblesville IN USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Haven't been to the zoo for several years and was excited to see the new "International Orangutan Center!" Disappointment with a capital "D" . . . display area okay but otherwise a cement two story building and just that . . . cold and unattractive inside, a few upper observation windows and the entire lower level with windows looking onto... More

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Niles, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I thought that this zoo was well planned out. The flow of the exhibits was great. I was a little set back by the entrance fee, but after visiting I think it was justifiable. The zoo is clean, the exhibits didn't really smell too bad for a zoo on a really hot summer day. They had a great splash pad... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well maintained, slightly small zoo. Admittance fees plus parking fee was a bit high for what you get. Visited in the summer on a plenty hot day. The aquarium area and dolphin show were a great way to escape the heat. Dolphin show was our favorite part and the only thing that really distinguished this zoo from any other. We... More

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went to see how much the zoo had improved since my family and I had last visited. Wow! Great changes, but there was no real signs that could point you in the right direction. Thank goodness for maps! They are in the process of adding an amusement ride or two. The prices of the food was as outrageous as the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visitors of all ages are fascinated by the new orangutan exhibit. It's sometimes difficult to get next to the glass viewing areas, but if you walk through the exhibit or sit where you can watch the "sky ropes," you can view the animals in a smaller crowd. You won't want to leave when you watch young Rocky walk across the... More

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