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Potawatomi Zoo

500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
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Ranked #9 of 28 Attractions in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 reviews 18 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
3 reviews 3 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
50 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped here to kill time. It was small, which is fine but for the cost of admission I expected a little more. There were several exhibits that were empty too. The prairie dogs were adorable. We collect magnets and went to the gift shop to purchase one. However, the only ones that they had were ones that the animals... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The zoo is pretty small and can be walked within 2 hours or less, but it's a friendly and clean place. Animals seem happy and habitats well maintained, which is more than I can say for some other zoos I've been to.

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