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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #27 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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165 reviews 165 reviews
78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Indianapolis Zoo takes a back seat to no one! It's one of the finest zoos in the country with access to many surrounding attractions! White River State Park is connected by beautiful sidewalks and river trails. You can stroll the Canal District and ride paddle boats, ride rental bikes or your own, visit a number of museum's, and relax... More

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North Central Indiana
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17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful day we had at the zoo. We went for the new orangatan exhibit but were blown away by everything else to see and do. It has been 10 years since our last visit and we vowed to go back annually! If you are in Indy with kids dont miss this great zoo!

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Columbus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I liked the Dolphin show and the Dog show Very good food offerings as well .Zoo provides water park as well as other ride attractions.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This zoo is amazing! We live in Ohio and have memberships to the Cincinnati Zoo. I'm jealous after visiting the Indy Zoo. The aquatic area is amazing, the dolphin show aws great, all the exhibits have so many different angles that are great for viewing. It was really a great experience and my entire family had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went with my girlfriend just the other day and it was a lot of fun! The new orangutan exhibit is definitely a must see. This zoo is ever expanding and even has rides for little kids to enjoy as well as fun events throughout the year! Although it does seem a little pricey at times, it is still one... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We like Indianapolis zoo! Overall, I think the zoo is not the biggest zoo I've been to. We walked around and looked everything in less than 3 hours... And we have twin toddlers. Even though it's not that big, we thought the quality is good. Nice size aquarium with all kids of sea creatures and dolphin exhibits, a nice zoo... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Got a military discount on the adventure package. My son loved the dolphin show and roller coaster so much that we really didn't even see the animals. The orangutang exhibit is fun to see. I'd skip the train if you're pressed for time- not really much to see in terms of animals, just buildings. You won't need to walk much... More

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