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Address: 500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
Phone Number: 574-235-9500
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nice small zoo

not the biggest zoo in the world, but still nice in it's own right. good way to spend a few hours and see the animals. clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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1,271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 519 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not the biggest zoo in the world, but still nice in it's own right. good way to spend a few hours and see the animals. clean.

Thank jlantern3
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for something fun to do before the new school year started and the new leopard cubs interested my teen son, so we headed to this local zoo, about 45 minutes from our home. The price is decent and you can make it through the entire place in a couple of hours and see every single attraction. We... More 

Thank Apryl D
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always a fun trip to the zoo, we love seeing the new tiger sisters they have as well as the baby jaguars (Who aren't so little anymore!). I swear every time we visit, however, several of the exhibits are shut down. The chimpanzees are almost never available as well as another monkey exhibit (although I can't remember which one).... More 

Thank LoveNicolette
South Bend
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It's a small zoo, but very clean and well kept. The animals appear content. Not a huge variety, but there are a few cute little guys that are a must see. The indoor exhibit right by the entrance has some engaging golden monkeys and a nice reptile collection. Very pleasing grounds for a leisurely stroll with animal feeding stations dotting... More 

Thank sbholts1996
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42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went to the zoo on a beautiful fall Sunday. It wasn't overly crowded. Lunch options and prices were ok. We really enjoyed how nice the walking paths were. Several opportunities to feed fish for a quarter; multiple keeper chats offered throughout the day; our favorite areas were the leopards and otters, as they were very active. I would compare... More 

Thank Loeweb821
Mishawaka, Indiana
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125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Here's a nice outing for the kids or grandkids. This well-kept zoo in South Bend, Indiana has a good variety of animals in thoughtful exhibits. A walk through the Australia exhibit surrounded by kangaroos and wallabies, a river otter exhibit with an underwater view port, a train ride around the zoo... there are lots of things to see and do.... More 

Thank Jim S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a nice small zoo. It had a beautiful park as you entered. Perfect place for a picnic. There was an area to pet and feed the goats. Cute corral of small horses. Take some quarters to feed the animals and the fish. You will soon see the fish are large and like to be fed. Parking was free.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Small, but delightful. It was on a HOT day, love that it has misting spray to cool off. The Train ride is the best to scope out what you want to see first. Everything but the Lions are shy, so be patiebt

Thank Lisa S
Elkhart, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have taken our son there since he was teeny tiny. I always loved trying some sign language with the chimps but my husband and son loved the tigers. Very sad about the Amur tiger, he will be missed! Now that we're all older, it's still a nice walk with interesting scenery.

Thank wrobomom
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a small zoo, so it was perfect for taking out 20 month granddaughter too. She loved it. They have a Red Panda on loan.

Thank Angelz58

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