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Potawatomi Zoo

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Address: 500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
Phone Number: 574-235-9500
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I love this zoo I will most definitely be coming back sometime soon. There is a lot to do and a lot of near by attractions. Their animals are being very well tooken care of.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The zoo and animal habitats are small. The animals seem well cared for, but the zoo is very old-fashioned. Maybe most appropriate for younger children.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This a great zoo to get young children started going to zoos with. I have had a hard time with the fact that I have fond memories of this zoo from my youth and feel there was more interactive exhibits for children way back when and it really hasn't compared to the zoo of my youth.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I love this zoo I will most definitely be coming back sometime soon. There is a lot to do and a lot of near by attractions. Their animals are being very well tooken care of.

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Children love riding the train (at about 4 mph :-)) they have lions (don't get too close to the fence: the male lions like to "spray") It's a nice zoo for a small city and kids like it.

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South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came here for an afternoon and spent about two hours. While the cost of admission is a little hefty ($9.50 for an adult) for such a small zoo, that's about what a movie would cost anyways. We spent a lovely two hours wandering the zoo. I had not always heard good things in the past but I was truly... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Spent about 3 hours taking our time to walk around. Took a little break to stick around for the feeding of the otters at 2:30. Very entertaining. Have some really nice big cats (lions, tigers, leopards). I liked the little walkway through the wallabies and kangaroos exhibit. Just too bad they were all hanging out in the corner. All around... More 

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Prescott, Az.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nicely laid out grounds. Easy to get around and an enjoyable walk in a park like setting. Wonderful zoo for young children.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend is a nice place to spend a couple of hours. They have a wide variety of animals and exhibits, including a lot of big cats. It's a safe area where parents don't have to worry if their kids run off a little ahead of them. Except on event days (ie Zoo Boo) or at the... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we got the grandparents passed and added our son who is still at home. We took some of the grandkids and made a day of it looking at all these wonderful animal exhibits and having snacks at the snack bar a little pricey at the to buy the food but we all had a great day wonderful way to enjoy... More 

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Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I hadn't been in very many years and I was pleasantly surprised by all the updates. I especially loved the butterfly exhibit.

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