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Potawatomi Zoo

Address: 500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
Phone Number: 574-235-9500
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Ranked #3 of 8 Activities in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Bloomington, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

South Bend has many unique and special things about it and the zoo is most definitely special. As a transplant to the city I had no great interest in going to a small zoo.Instead I chose to regularly walk my dog in the park beside the zoo. The day I decided to visit the animals I was pleasantly surprised. The... More 

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Weather you are a child or a child at heart, this is a great place to visit! One really nice zoo in and a nice park too! Holidays are a special time to visit too! YuleZoo and Halloween are just a few of the special day! Don't miss this wonderful zoo!

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The zoo is always a good place to take the kids to learn and have a good time. The Potawatomi zoo is a great regional, small zoo and they have a good selection of animals and exhibits. The playground and park nearby is a great place to go after the zoo, too. It was and is a really fun time... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a nice little zoo considering the size of South Bend. Pretty affordable, nice layout. Children will really enjoy it. I wouldn't say it's a must see when visiting the area but it's a nice way to spend an afternoon if you get the chance.

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Evansville, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved the layout of this zoo and the variety of animals in their attractive and clean environments. The employees that we encountered were all very friendly. We also appreciated the signage regarding the animals on display particularly the flamingos. Plentiful parking. Our 4 year old grandson enjoyed playing on the playground equipment in the adjacent park....Wow! He didn't want... More 

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Leesburg, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My family really enjoyed this zoo. It is not very big but it is pretty open and not crowded. We felt like we could actually see most of the animals. We took the train ride which is pretty short but the kids enjoyed it. We also paid half price because we are members of the Ft. Wayne Zoo.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This zoo is fairly good sized with a very low price. The animals are close enough for a two year old to focus on instead of far away. There is a terrific playground with water features just outside. There is a small additional fee for the butterflies or the train ride.

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Hobart, Indiana
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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This zoo is very clean, not too large, not too small. Animal areas very well maintained and colorful and attractive. Lots of info to read about animals that's interesting. Reasonable, only $8 person. Have train for $2, and butterfly walkabout for $2, which is awesome, had the largest moths I'd ever seen (like 6-8 inches!). There's plenty of different types... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

nice day to spend time outdoors. not much to say about a zoo, just what you expect but can't beat a good summer day to spend with animals and nature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Many people complain about the fee and overgrowth well you are complaining because you are a sad person who has not ever thought about a smaller zoo than the Toledo one or something. But really this zoo is a lot of fun for a quick weekend trip. It gives alot of info on the animals and while some animals were... More 

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