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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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Great family event

Great urban zoo. Unlike the zoo in Dallas (where I'm from), the Indy Zoo is easy to find and centrally located near downtown Indy. We were there just two days before the Orangutan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Rockwall, Texas
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Princeton, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our youngest daughter has always had a deep love for animals. We took her to the Indianapolis Zoo so that she could spend a day "behind the scenes" with a zoo keeper. She was able to go to areas normal visitors are not allowed and have up close and personal encounters with Elephants among many others. She had a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have memberships for the zoo and its a favorite of ours to spend the day at the zoo and walk around white river park. Always a great experience.. Christmas at the zoo and ZooBoo are ALWAYS a must for our family! Ready for summer!!

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Orlando, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I love taking my niece here every year or so. Great animals, clean , good activities , and good food. I love the monkeys, the aquarium, as ND the dolphins the most!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been to alot of zoo's and this is one of the best. Love the dolphins and elephants and rides. My children love going when we visit Indianapolis with family and friends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The Christmas lights are very beautiful but not worth the price of admission. I enjoy the zoo when we buy a membership but now my children are older our cost to visit ratio isn't worth it. Cincinnatti and Louisville have nicer zoos for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When you've got a 5 year old...going to the zoo tends to become a part of most family vacations. So our last trip to Indianapolis, no doubt, began with an outing to their zoo.. Let me start by saying that we used to live just outside of St. Louis...home to the amazingly free St. Louis Zoo. So when I saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love this zoo. Took my son weekly when he was young. Always had a membership. It is small enough that it is "doable" in one trip or, if you are local and have a membership, you can come to see an exhibit or two and leave. Bring your own lunch or buy. The Waters building houses beautiful tanks. The animals... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's a great zoo, well maintained, beautifully landscaped, clean, flows well. Love being able to feed the colorful birds. The orangutans make me sad though...they come right up to you, inches away through the glass, so you can meet their eyes - I know I am likely in the minority on this, but the effect for me is that I... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We went to the zoo in the afternoon and parking wasn't expensive and if you go on the weekends it's not expensive to get tickets either. We had an amazing day and the animals for the most part were out sun bathing. We will definitely visit again!

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great urban zoo. Unlike the zoo in Dallas (where I'm from), the Indy Zoo is easy to find and centrally located near downtown Indy. We were there just two days before the Orangutan attraction opened up so we got to see the media circus surrounding it but didn't actually get to see the orangutans playing in their new enclosure. There... More 

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