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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 630-2001
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Ranked #26 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Owner description: Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo has lions, elephants...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

For the first time ever, I went to Christmas at the zoo. No idea it was open this time of the year. It was beautiful! The Christmas lights were absolutely gorgeous. Saw a few animals, but it was dark sometimes it was hard to see, but it was a fun experience. I was so surprised to see the parking lot... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Each year the Indianapolis Zoo decorates for Christmas and has Santa set up for Children to visit. Our Zoo is such a beautiful place, but the Christmas lights really brings out the charm. We took the grandkids and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Going in the evening (to make sure you get the most from the lights), don't expect to see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Zoos are great for making your day cheeier and this one is no different. It is probably just the right size for families with small kids. Everyone was crowding around the orangutan enclosure because it was the birthday of one of the residents. The birthday boy and his friends got popcorn to celebrate. There is video of the orangutans and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo has some great things to offer. We bought a membership, however, both times we've attempted to go we haven't been able to get in. After driving there we arrive to find that no cars are being allowed into the parking lot because it's filled to capacity. While this is a good problem for the zoo to have, it... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This zoo although lacking in size compared to others, makes for in ease of navigation and attractions. Loved every aspect of it, even the gift shop that carried many fancy beautiful things.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The zoo is very easy to navigate. The new bird exhibit is great! Kids can feed the birds. The Orangutan exhibit offers a ride that gives a bird's eye view of the zoo. The Dolphin area under the water is also very cool!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our family had always heard about christmas at the zoo, but this year we decided to go. It was my wife, and our 14 month old boy. That may seem young, but he absolutely loved seeing all of the lights and animals. Loved the dolphin show as well. My son's favorite thing was probably the penguins and reindeer. Absolutely a... More 

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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I recently revisited the Indianapolis Zoo the night after Thanksgiving. My first impression as I drove up to the entrance was "WOW!" It was beautiful! We drove into the parking area and entered the zoo's front gates. Beautiful colored lights twinkling everywhere. It was extremely cold that night and we went in to the dolphin show to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited here in November as the weather was changing to cold but still was able to see a bunch of outdoor animals. The exhibits are easy to find, walkable, and facilities are clean. Highly recommend if you are in the area especially with kids during the spring or summer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Its an Awesome Place to visit...My favorite moments were walking through the Desert...and watching the Seals Swim...and oh!!!...not forgetting Getting the 4D movie Experience ....Was Amazing ...

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