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Indianapolis Zoo

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Address: 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number: 317 630-2001
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Description: Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre...
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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Pretty good zoo

Although this zoo is smaller than what we've experienced in comparison to other zoos, we truly enjoyed our experience. We visited on a Wednesday in early September and many of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Sidney, Ohio
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Inland Northwest, Us
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206 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing habitats for the animals, good viewing areas and wheelchair accessible! Great exhibits. Easy walking paths. We spent about five hours with two 5 year olds and they never got bored! A happy place to visit.

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Sidney, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Although this zoo is smaller than what we've experienced in comparison to other zoos, we truly enjoyed our experience. We visited on a Wednesday in early September and many of the refreshment stands etc were closed, but in all fairness there were no crowds to support all the food / drink stands, which is always a plus. The animal exhibits... More 

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Bluffton, IN
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This zoo never disappoints. It's very large with plenty animals to see. They have an interactive sand shark exhibit which is awesome. You can actually touch them in the pool! I've never had a bad time during any visit I've had there!

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Fair Haven, New York
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice zoo, the animals have space, and there is a wide variety. This is not the largest or best zoo in the world, but the attractions, such as the dolphin show and the orangutan research center are really wonderful. I liked the bird area a lot. It was VERY hot the day we went, and the splash park was... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are going to different zoo's and I have to say that the way the Indianapolis Zoo is set up is great. You don't feel like you are having to go back and forth on the walk ways. There is plenty of areas to sit and rest along with the way.

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Indiana
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love going to this place as a kid and will love it more now I'm taking my son to this place!! I went here as an adult, a date with my husband; this place is always fascinating and a great learning experience for anyone with an imagination.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo. We loved the new Orangutan exhibit! it was wonderful. Kudos to their team. Always a good time when we visit.

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Saint Johnsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Zoo was wonderful, there is a Dolphin show (which you pay extra). I was able to take lots of Beautiful pictures, all the animals looked happy and healthy.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was my first time visiting the Indianapolis Zoo. The facility was very clean and welcoming. Being covered with wild animals, the place smelled good! There was no nasty smells, very impressed. I loved that you were actually able to be closer to the animals, that was neat. I had a flamingo standing right next to me, he loved taking... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A recent return to the Zoo (my first after about four years) was much as I remembered from past visits, though there were some great new additions, including the orangutan facility. I made a great personal connection with one of the "inhabitants," and that was one of the chief highlights of the visit. The Zoo offers so much, you just... More 

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