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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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We love Potawatomi Zoo!

This zoo is the perfect size for little ones. You are in and out in a few hours. Alot of animals. Kids love the train. Beautiful park across the parking lot. We love the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews
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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.

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Rochester, New York
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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.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We took our granddaughters and had a wonderful time. It's easy to stroll through the zoo and still see everything within a few hours.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This zoo is the perfect size for little ones. You are in and out in a few hours. Alot of animals. Kids love the train. Beautiful park across the parking lot. We love the membership option. Kinda sad they raised the prices this year. The adult price is now $9.50, which I believe is around the same price point as... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice zoo for a medium size town. Easy to walk and explore many types of animals like amur leopards, tigers and lions, painted dogs and tortoises. Love that the zoo is highlighting endangered species and educating about them. Cool to see native species gardens to support butterflies and pollinators. They even do a Zoo Brew for adults later in the... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little zoo. Things are clean and it is not overwhelming with too many people. You can enjoy the zoo and adjacent park while spending a leisurely day in South Bend.

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Surf City, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The family membership is the way to go if you plan on visiting more than twice per year. Nice selection of animals that are easy to see. Located in the heart of South Bend near splash pads and parks, a trip to this zoo can easily be a day adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to many Zoos’ around the world. This one is great for families for four great reasons Compact, neat and clean so the kids will not be exhausted VERY reasonable prices. Food, large popsicles for 35 CENTS large ice-cream cones $ 1.50! Kids meals $ 5.00 getting in adults under 10 dollars HINT consider buying a family pass... More 

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Ravenna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

People and animals all seemed to be very happy. Nice and clean. Limited parking in the parking area.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Charming, well-kept zoo with animals not seen at other facilities. Admission was very reasonable. Chimpanzees gave me moral pause, but they seemed to have lots of space and some company. Zoo is an easy, safe bike ride from ND campus.

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