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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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Very Nice Mid-size Zoo

Very nice mid-sized metro zoo. They have a nice aquarium space where you can see various sea creatures and even get to pet a shark. There are dolphin shows. My favorite part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots of things to do and see. Kids roller coaster,sky view ride, train ride, 4-d shows . Also don't forget about all the cool animals. Really clean and staff is really nice.

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Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this zoo today and it was very nice. The area was clean and the animals were very well cared for. We LOVED the dolphin show, how close we got to the animals, and the experience of petting the sharks. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice mid-sized metro zoo. They have a nice aquarium space where you can see various sea creatures and even get to pet a shark. There are dolphin shows. My favorite part of the zoo was the new orangutan exhibit. These great apes interact with staff via computers, showing off their intelligence. They also have a phenomenal outdoor climbing facility... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was adviser by a friend and an associate to go to Indy Zoo,we were not disapointed in the least,man this place is awe inspiring,Each and every exibit,view,train ride walkway is truly wonderful with plenty of shade spots and restrooms.My Wife and I had our photos taken,quality pictures also .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You can see the entire zoo from the entrain gate. I went thinking that like any other zoo it would take a few hours to get through; it took less then an hour and a half and that was with taking pictures and reading everything.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to many zoos around the country but this zoo is one of the smalles comparing to many others. Some parts of the zoo definitely needs renovation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Zoo was really nice amazing animals and great care for the majority of the animals. It was kind of hard to navigate the Zoo, they need more directional signs in the Zoo and the parking lot. The other thing that needs improvement is the informational signs they aren't the best, alot of information and random not in a certain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very clean and informative zoo experience. Very walkable. Walked all over indianapolis so relieved to find this a managable size. Loved the orangetan exhibit. Got to take so many up close pics thru plexiglass. The jellyfish exhibit was incredible never before been able to see the cool inner workings of a jellyfish courtesy of a black light exhibit. The koalas... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Small zoo, nice, but just a little small. Signage was difficult to understand around the park, and some of the areas could use a little "updating." Would go back, but with a $17 per person admission fee......then they need to be a little better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went in April, it rained all day, but the staff was super nice! My 2 year old loved it! It's the only place in the Midwest you can watch a live dolphin show.

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Additional Information about Indianapolis Zoo

Address: 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number: 317 630-2001
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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