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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #28 of 86 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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Uniondale, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Have been here before and have always enjoyed it. The folks that work there and the volunteers were very pleasant and always had a smile. The place was very clean. I especially like the knowledge the staff has when you ask about a certain animal. Will always revisit when I go back to Indy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The orangutan exhibit is awesome! One of the coolest things, at the zoo, is when an orangutan climbs out of the exhibit and swings above you. The shark petting is pretty cool too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Had free tickets the roller coaster was the coolest ride for a kid. Zoo was nothing much excitement. Burgers & Tots Combo was full filling & good!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The idea of a special after hours function at the aquarium was great in theory. From Indianapolis' key downtown hotel properties, it's an easy, short, safe, pretty walk, passing the main museums that align Indianapolis' canal. And, aquariums are fun. Nevertheless, while the aquarium staff were responsive and appear to care a good deal for their charges, the dolphin show... More

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indianapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

my wife and I love it here. I proposed to her here. we visit a few times each year. this is one of the very few Zoos in the country that rely completely on donations and ticket sales, they get NO government funding. so I have no problem supporting them. we are animal lovers and its nice to know you... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We love zoos. The Indy zoo is one of my favorites primarily because of the layout and the exhibits. It's very easy to navigate, and most of the animals look like they have been well cared for. They have lots of special interactive stuff throughout the day, like the Jump dog show, Dolphin show, various animal feedings, and informative sessions... More

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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This zoo has some great exhibits which every one can enjoy. The Orangutan exhibit is the best I have seen and I have seen a lot. Also the dolphins are great. You can tell the zoo keepers take great care of the animals. Is does cost a little more then it should

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Clarkston, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Zoo was very clean and the exhibits well designed for viewing the animals. This month, Indiana is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month so there were Mariachi bands and dancers as well as great ethnic food. There were several underwater exhibits for aquatic animals where children can practically go nose to nose with penguins, etc. There was also a "petting" pool... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was interesting being at a zoo with no kids, but we still had fun. Our one big complaint is there was no good directional signage. The animals didn't disappoint. I would have liked an earlier afternoon dolphin show - we didn't get to do that. The food (cheeseburger) was not great, but the tater tots were. So average experience.

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Scarborough, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Some zoos try to do too much and everything suffers. This zoo is perfect for a full day of rich experiences. The enclosures are 12 star designs. The animals are obviously content and the viewers are delighted. It is a small zoo but enormous in quality of the exhibits. I have worked and visited in dozens of zoos across the... More

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