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Indianapolis Zoo

Address: 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number: 317 630-2001
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Ranked #23 of 193 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Owner description: Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo has lions, elephants...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo has lions, elephants and other wild animals roaming through natural settings. A special petting area allows children to touch, but not feed, the tamer animals. There's also the world's largest enclosed dolphin show and a roller-coaster for all ages to enjoy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Indianapolis Zoo is a great place to take the entire family for a great time. The exhibits are exciting and some you can experience up close. The animals are in nice surroundings making it easy to view them. The price is reasonable and great access from the downtown area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Indianapolis Zoo is a wonderful urban zoo. Animal attractions are natural and well displayed. If you are going to see the Oragutan exhibit please visit at the correct time of day or you may be dissapointed in the lack of activity. We love the Indy Zoo.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I took our grand kids to the zoo this past fall. It was easy to get to and there was plenty of parking. The zoo requires a bit of walking, but the terrain is not bad and was not to much of a problem for young and old. There are a lot of great exhibits and shows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had a good time at the zoo. But I do agree with the other post of it being a bit pricey. I felt like I was being nickel and dime for everything. Other than that had a great time.

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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When my child was young, I had an annual membership and visited the zoo as often as possible (along with the amazing Indy Children's Museum). I recently went and wandered around as a sole adult because I really wanted to see the new Orangutan exhibit. I went during a chilly but nice weekday so there were no crowds, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All attractions are very well displayed, patrons are treated like family & friends. Animals are well cared for and shown in near realistic habitats. This should be on your Top 5 To Do list when in Indy!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good zoo. Nice to visit especially with kids. Nice dolphin show. Just a little problem... it is quite pricey!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of gorgeous and fun to watch animals: Desert Biome - Reptiles - The Big Water Animals - Dolphin Show - The Big Cats - Elephants - Ocean World - Safari Land - and the Orangatans! Endangered but these guys are new to the zoo and have 26 million dollar home to live in. Sky Ride over their area gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are members of the zoo and will drop in when downtown for other events. The new Orangatan facility is state of the art and unlike any other zoo exhibit I have visited. The dolphin pool allows you to view the dolphins from below and is always a fascinating experience. Add to this the butterfly garden available in spring and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've had a zoo membership for 5 years and I recommend that, if you plan on going more than once or twice a year, you purchase one. It will pay for itself pretty quickly. The zoo decorations and Christmas holiday activities are always fun. We enjoy the carolers and looking at the beautiful lights. The dolphin show is nice but... More 

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