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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #22 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The animals look and behave like they were at home. the polar bears, giraffes and dolphins are my personal favorites. But I could watch animals in a natural environment forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a tradition in my family, and everyone loves it. The polar bears are my favorite. Walking around, seeing the lights and the snow, and getting hot chocolate really gets us in the Christmas spirit. I really enjoy visiting the zoo at other times, but Christmas is my favorite.

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What a great zoo! Lots of animals and exhibits to see! The aquarium is a must! As is the dolphin show! Christmas at the Zoo is well worth it!

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We hadn't visited the zoo in a while so we decided to visit on spring break. I'm soo glad I did and soo sad it's been years since we visited. We all enjoyed seeing the different animals, watching a dog show and dolphin show. The kids had an outstanding time there. It won't be long before we visit again.

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the zoo very much. We got to see all of the animals along with feedings and special shows. I would get to the zoo early so you are guaranteed to see the dolphin show. Sometimes they sell out on really busy says. The butterfly exhibit and gardens was nice too and comes with your admission.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Weekend crowds with screaming kids and stroller jams made it a pretty hellish experience. I would go during the week to beat the crowds.The butterfly exhibit was nice but not mind blowing. It was neat to see some of the butterflies hanging out on your finger and being passed around. I think the overall grounds (pathways) of the zoo are... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the zoo on our first trip to Indianapolis on a warm February day. We have zoo license plates and have been receiving literature from the zoo about the upcoming orangutan exhibit. It is coming along nicely and we're very anxious to go back when it is complete! The underwater dolphin viewing area was an awesome surprise! Our 4-month... More

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My wife and I went here in the morning just after they opened for the day. A majority of the animals were awake and moving around. The ticket included a free dolphin show and admission into the butterfly house. A few exhibits were closed but the ones that were open had informative staff that answered questions.

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Mission, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have been to this zoo twice and enjoy it immensely. I plan to return any time that I am visiting Indianapolis! You can feed a giraffe, which is so cool. I did their in-water dolphin adventure in May 2012, which was such an amazing experience. I have never had an opportunity to get that close to those types of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We are from Louisville, Ky and this was our first visit to the Indianapolis Zoo. My 7 and 10 old loved it. It is a smaller zoo, but the exhibits are wonderful. We fell in love with the red panda! The dolphin show was wonderful. I loved the Oceans exhibit. This zoo was very well organized, clean, well staffed. There... More

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