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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #31 of 89 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, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We come from a smaller town where our local zoo was much smaller, albeit nice, it was just much smaller. The Indy zoo is very nice, a good size to be able to see a lot of different animals and habitats, yet conquerable in a day with small kids. They have great rides from the train to the sky gondolas... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I often leave zoos kind of depressed and feeling badly for the animals, but in recent years the Indianapolis Zoo has invested a tremendous amount of money into making the habitats as natural and wonderful as possible. The zoo is really outstanding and is a manageable size. You can see almost everything in half a day. We love that it... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised. I was toward the smaller side, but a very nice zoo. If you don't mind the drive, the Columbus Zoo is AMAZING.

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Fishers, Indiana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
47 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

...to the point of being really crowded at times. The day we visited, the Oceans pavilion was a solid mass of humanity. Still, this is a very pleasant zoo with a variety of habitats and animals. Staff was friendly, and grounds were clean. The new orangutan habitat is spectacular.

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We attended the Indy zoo with another couple. We did not purchase the full package. We purchased the basic entrance which included the botanical gardens. This is the second time we've gone to this zoo while in Indy. We all enjoyed the zoo and especially the dolphin show. Was not impressed with the new orangutan exhibit. The layout of the... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We had never been to this zoo and decided it would make a nice outing. We purchased the full package for an additional $10 and, like another reviewer, were disappointed and felt we should not have wasted our money. Two of the rides, ones more appropriate for adults, were not running and the feeding stations were closed. We were not... More

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Hartford City, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was my first trip to the Indianapolis Zoo in about 13 years. My wife and I thought the new orangutan exhibit would be neat. From all the hype and advertising they have done for it. We were very disappointed in it. We also purchased the "TAP" total adventure package ticket which was about $11 more than regular admission but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our first visit to the Indy zoo on a beautiful day. The dolphin show and underwater viewing is great. I think the orangutan exhibit is awful. At least give them something that resembles a natural habitat. Overall, I feel it was overpriced and underwhelming.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Make sure you get tickets for everything extra you want to do. The dolphin show and the orangutan thing are included for free, but you have to hunt down separate tickets for them. I spent an hour in line for the orangutan ride because I was told it was included only to get to the front of the line and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Moved here 5 years ago and had never been to the zoo. Decided to go and what a total disappointment! Extremely small, too many closed exhibits, way overpriced and even had to pay to park! I moved here from Tulsa Oklahoma and our zoo there puts this one to shame! I will never go back and would be embarrassed to... More

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