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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #31 of 82 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Admission prices were high (cheaper if you buy in advance online) but it was worth the $. Its a nice zoo with a good variety of animals, maintained well, and big enough that there was plenty to do but not overwhelming. I liked that the basic admission included entrance to the Dolphin show. They had a nice little water play... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The zoo itself is lovely; the grounds are nicely kept. We went early on a Sunday before it became too busy. The tickets cost 26.50 per person, which is high. It would be hard to spend an entire day there as it is small and there isn't much outside of the animals.

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lansing, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The new Orangutang exhibit is unbelievable , a must see, especially when they move along the wire cables well above the height of the building that houses them, it is if they are in completely free space , also interaction within a few feet of them inside is possible. This zoo is not huge but it is extremely well organized... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Being a local I have been here several times. Sometimes I leave satisfied. Other times I leave really disappointed. Depending on who you're with or the ages you have it's an average zoo! My 3 year old gets a kick out of the zoo. We have a membership (because it's way cheaper to buy a membership because you get your... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Indianapolis Zoo many times with a variety of family members of all ages. We always find something new and interesting. We love the animals and the educational aspects of the zoo. It is clean and very family friendly - not so big that we are crowded or that it is too far to enjoy the whole... More

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the zoo for the first time with our two young children. The day was EXTREMELY busy---soooooo many school groups/daycares/etc were there which made things unpleasant at times. One particular group took it upon themselves to block the public restrooms which made for some upset zoo patrons--quite a few crying kids on that particular bathroom trip. Other than that, we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent zoo. My husband and I were on vacation and though we didn't have our children with us, the non profit zoo was a great experience. Every care taker was very knowledgeable and available to answer any questions. The dolphin show and the Orangutan exhibits were phenomenal.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The big disadvantage is there is no signage to direct a patron to different parts of the zoo. I have been to several zoos and they all had signs. I had talked to several other patron who also were discourage by the lack of signs. The Orangutang exhibit was fantastic. It was the best art of the zoo. Otherwise the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved visiting this zoo that we had to come back the next day. I have never been to a zoo like this before rides splash pad butterfly gardens and so much more worth every penny. We spent the whole day there.... Staff is wonderful helpful and friendly...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Awesome! Check out the dolphin show and ride the train around the plains. The orangutan exhibit was the major attraction, but they were just having a lazy day.

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