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Washington Park Zoo

115 Lakeshore Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-1510
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune close to the...
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Owner description: The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune close to the lake, and is home to more than 200 animals. It is owned and operated by the City of Michigan City, Indiana.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very clean zoo. There are not a lot of animals to see. The zoo is good for little kids. We went to the Boo at the Zoo and that was really nice.

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Quincy, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Saturday was my first visit to the zoo since 1964, when I was five. I had been looking forward to coming back for some time. I remember I had a great time there 50 years ago and worried I'd be disappointed now that I'm old. No disappointment at all. The Boo at the Zoo event was Saturday, and I had... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

the zoo have a lot of difficult species . The size zoo little zoo it take 1hour walk around the zoo. U can fed birds for $1.00

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a last minute decision for us to stop here after a wedding we attending with famly at Lakeside Inn. We were with an 8 year old, 5 year old and 1 year old. What a great little zoo. The kids really enjoyed themselves. It's not crowded so it's great for the kids to be able to run around.... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a Zoo that is known for success in breeding difficult species. Although not a large or expansive zoo it is well worth the walk around since it feels like a pleasant place to be. The residents are well cared for and healthy and the enclosures are safe. Be aware of the tiger cage..You are very close and they... More 

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Farmer City, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice little zoo I guess if you have a couple of hours to kill. The largest outside attraction is now closed...and probably wont reopen for a long time till they get the money to refurbish it. They do have white tigers that are neat to look at. They also have some baby tigers and monkeys but were both out of... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I visited the zoo while on a weekend trip to Washington Park, and had a wonderful time! The zoo was very quaint, and affordable. I went on a Saturday Morning a little after they opened, and there were only a handful of visitors in the zoo, many were families with small children. The small size of the zoo made the... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's small, but fine for toddlers. The monkey exhibit is out of commission, unfortunately. The walk-thru bird exhibit is pretty cool. You can get Popsicle sticks with bird food to feed to the little birdies. The kids love it cuz the birds will fly up to them, land on their arms or hands, and munch away. Several of the paths... More 

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Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is NOT Brookfield or Indianapolis Zoo. This is a small zoo that was built in 1928. It has undergone a lot of recent work and is still being improved upon. It is a wonderful place to visit for an hour or two. If you have small children, and don't want to spend an entire day at a zoo, then... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We finished it in just over an hour and the animals were awesome and we fed a pig. We had a great time.

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