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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #30 of 84 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

it was a family holiday visit. we had high expectations and we were not disappointed. all exhibits and activities are first class. food cost in the park is high but expected. Great resource and asset for Indianapolis. Buy a membership and plan several trips. There is too much to see in one visit.

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Auburn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Plenty of animal displays without the animals in cages. I love that they are self sufficient financially. Wonderful place to wile away a few hours, even though it is smallish. A much better zoo just up the road is in Ft. Wayne.

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful morning we had at the Indianapolis Zoo. Everything is laid out nicely with great views of the animals. Of course we enjoyed the dolphin show. But the Orangutan exhibit is NOT TO BE MISSED. They have the best indoor jungle with viewing from every direction and we are so glad we waited for the computer class the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Indianapolis zoo is clean, well put together, and wonderful in every way. It seems that they take extra good care of their animals which encourages the animals to be active in their zoo environments. I didn't go to a single exhibit where the animals were simply laying around - they were always interacting with their environments, each other, and... More

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a nice zoo. Smaller than I expected, but nice attractions. Definitely a family place. Loved the Dolphin Show and the Orangutans. Don't waste the time on the train trip. Really don't see anything and its boring. Thankfully, short. Was disappointed that the skyride was so short too. Loved the lions, elephants and my husband loved the snakes. Me?... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Smaller zoo compared to other large city zoos. But all in all, a very cool place. The new Orangutan space was cool. The butterfly space was the best. Kids young and old will love it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There was a fee everywhere you turned and nothing was worth the money. Admissions was crazy expensive too. There are fees for parking, train ride, feeding giraffes, gondola ride, kids rollercoaster.The train ride was supposed to be behind the scenes. All we saw was plants, buildings, and dumpsters. The highlight of the train ride was watching a dog poop. They... More

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love zoos, and have been to zoos all over the country. Indianapolis is on the small side (for which my old feet are grateful!), but it is one of the better ones. The zoo is clean, the keeper "chats" are interesting, the variety of animals and organized layout (oceans, desert, forest, plains, etc.) is logical and well-thought out. We... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although admission prices are rather steep, it is worth every penny to visit this beautiful zoo! There is a wide variety of animals and the exhibits are immaculate! All of the animals were clearly in view and looked very happy, content, and well taken care of. The dolphin show was impressive, as was the Jump! dog show. Very cute and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Admission prices were high (cheaper if you buy in advance online) but it was worth the $. Its a nice zoo with a good variety of animals, maintained well, and big enough that there was plenty to do but not overwhelming. I liked that the basic admission included entrance to the Dolphin show. They had a nice little water play... More

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