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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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We are from out of town about two hours away and this was our first time at the zoo. We went at the end of March and it was a nice day in the 60's with lots of sun. I think most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We are from out of town about two hours away and this was our first time at the zoo. We went at the end of March and it was a nice day in the 60's with lots of sun. I think most animals were outside with the exception of certain birds. The large overhead tram type ride was not working... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I gave a 5 star rating for one very important reason: access to animals. This zoo is a great opportunity to experience animals up close and personal. I'm not sure if it's the habitat design or what, but every single exhibit we went to featured the animals up close. They seemed motivated to be near the lookers-on, not secluded. The... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say. Family and I made our visit to the zoo. Had a great time, great day with great weather, but overpriced & always over crowded. The traffic is horrible, so is the parking. Which should be free.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

this zoo i don't think is the greatest it's quite small but the dolphin show is amazing and worth just going for that

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the trip here, Lots of animals this Zoo has that others don't especially the Dolphins. Being from KY I have been to Louisville's, Cincinnati's,and Evansville and this has been the nicest by far and my daughter really enjoyed herself. Hadn't seen her smile this much in a while :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We took our 6 & 4 year old Granddaughter's to the Zoo on a Saturday it was awesome, they have been to several other zoos but loved the Elephants here. My Wife and I had a great time as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Pleasant afternoon and enjoyed the butterflies at the Garden. The Rhinos were huge, the educational materials engaging. A great place for a family trip and a nice walk for we middle-agers to enjoy.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Their dolphin exhibit is truly a wonder. The folks there are kind and generous. We go every year and will be back again and again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

our disappointed started with the huge line of cars waited to get into the parking lot an hour after the zoo opened. we did get our tickets quickly at the credit card kiosk. But then we had to wait for another 20 minutes in the line to get into the zoo. The lady behind us in line said they had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Indianapolis Zoo. They have a lot of animals, but also multiple of each, which is nice. Underwater dolphin viewing is VERY cool; petting sharks was really awesome; Orangutan exhibit is unique; really love their African section - very cool to see a baby elephant; and of course, one of very few zoos to have a walrus... More 

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