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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #28 of 85 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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indianapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

my wife and I love it here. I proposed to her here. we visit a few times each year. this is one of the very few Zoos in the country that rely completely on donations and ticket sales, they get NO government funding. so I have no problem supporting them. we are animal lovers and its nice to know you... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We love zoos. The Indy zoo is one of my favorites primarily because of the layout and the exhibits. It's very easy to navigate, and most of the animals look like they have been well cared for. They have lots of special interactive stuff throughout the day, like the Jump dog show, Dolphin show, various animal feedings, and informative sessions... More

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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This zoo has some great exhibits which every one can enjoy. The Orangutan exhibit is the best I have seen and I have seen a lot. Also the dolphins are great. You can tell the zoo keepers take great care of the animals. Is does cost a little more then it should

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Clarkston, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Zoo was very clean and the exhibits well designed for viewing the animals. This month, Indiana is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month so there were Mariachi bands and dancers as well as great ethnic food. There were several underwater exhibits for aquatic animals where children can practically go nose to nose with penguins, etc. There was also a "petting" pool... More

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Scarborough, Maine, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Some zoos try to do too much and everything suffers. This zoo is perfect for a full day of rich experiences. The enclosures are 12 star designs. The animals are obviously content and the viewers are delighted. It is a small zoo but enormous in quality of the exhibits. I have worked and visited in dozens of zoos across the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The orangutans are so amazing and the zoo is clean. Unfortunately the price has been increased tremendously (and it varies like airline tickets do based on when you go).

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful day at zoo with family. Clean, well-kept zoo. Newest attraction is fantastic! Granddaughter entranced with orangutans. Dolphin show held the attention of 4 year old and two year old. Zoo food a bit pricey but quite good. All in all a fabulous day.

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Chicago
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I really liked this zoo. The animals had much more space than usual and different layouts so they had different environments structures to be in, lay, or sit on. I have never seen a zoo be so animal conscious. The people running it really seemed to want to make the animals comfortable. I really loved the interaction opportunities also: I... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our family has had a membership here for several years. This is always the cleanest zoo. They are always changing exhibits to keep regular members excited. But the very best is to spend time with the Orangutans. We have kids ranging from 9-20 and we all have enjoyed watching each of the Orangutans and getting to know their different characteristics.... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Zoo is nothing special but the new Orangutan area is one of the best in the USA . The guides inside the Orangutan area are very knowledgeable and the video presentations . Definetely worth a visit

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