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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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Not a bad day trip.

Clean and most of the people working are friendly. The animals seem well kept but some of the cages seemed a tad bit on the small side. We still enjoy visiting. I do like the gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Middlebury, Indiana
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our family likes to visit different Zoos while on road trips around the US. The Potawatomi Zoo is very high on our list of favorites. The grounds are well laid out and the animals seem to be very happy and well taken care of. If we are back in the area we will for sure be back to visit again!

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well taken care of and a descent amount of animals. I love that there were not souvenir and snack stands every where you look.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A membership makes a visit very affordable and good at many other zoo's. Has a train and butterfly exhibit. Also very clean and well maintained. Has a small fast food opportunity and a gift store. We go at least twice a month. The kids love to go.

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Carmel, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As much as we love the Indy Zoo, the Potawatomi Zoo is even easier to love. You are not assaulted with gift kiosks and snack bars at every corner, and the pricing is the same great deal each day: under $30 for a family of four (compared to over $80 in Indy on a weekend). The size is also perfect,... More 

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Middlebury, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Clean and most of the people working are friendly. The animals seem well kept but some of the cages seemed a tad bit on the small side. We still enjoy visiting. I do like the gift shop. :)

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Porter, Indiana
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This zoo is small in size as compared to the larger zoos, but it does offer some nice animal exhibits, i found the day we went i could find every animal except one that was hiding real good that day. The train ride around a small part of the zoo is fun for the kids and is relaxing. they do... More 

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Buchanan, Michigan
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165 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It is not a large zoo like you would find in Chicago or New York but it provides closer viewing of the animals, children interactive presentations and a very friendly atmosphere. Our three year old grandson has been here before but enjoyed it as much as last time. This is the first time that he allowed an animal to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have Taken The. Children here many times and they are never disappointed. Great picnic area outside for large events or small picnics. It is small compared to the bigger cities but that's to be expected. Love this place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Upon reading I thought it would be a little bigger in size, tried train ride wished it had tracks for the whole zoo it would have been good for people you can'take long walks distances OK for an quick visit.

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KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited the Potawatami Zoo on a Saturday afternoon with elderly parents. The zoo is a nice size for a good experience with plenty of places to rest. The grounds are lovely and well kept. The zoo talks were informative. We especially liked the wide range of animals and how they all appeared well cared for and healthy. This was... More 

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Address: Address: 500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
Phone Number: 574-235-9500
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend

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