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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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Nice Little Zoo

I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. Although it isn't huge, it's really nice and has a large variety of animals. My kids are older and still enjoy going there. A favorite area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jill T
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. Although it isn't huge, it's really nice and has a large variety of animals. My kids are older and still enjoy going there. A favorite area is the petting zoo and the fact that you can brush the goats. They also love to feed the koi, and it's always entertaining to watch all... More 

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Thank Jill T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely an older zoo but the animals are well taken care of. The areas where the animals are kept are about half and half. Small animals have huge areas while lions have a small enclosed area. The zoo does lots of stuff for the kids and the community. Always clean!

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Thank ajbmi
Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our toddler grandson for a wonderful day at the zoo. His favorites were the train and the petting zoo/farm, but we appreciated the lions, alligators, and monkeys. Very accessible and easy to experience.

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Thank Terri S
Chesterton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect little zoo for young kids. Enough to keep them interested and not too big for them to see everything in a day.

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Thank Dawn H
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as big as the zoos you will find in major cities but it is a good value and you get a great look at most of the animals. Among the animals are huge tigers, lions, very playful and fun otters, a red panda which unfortunately takes some luck to see wandering outside its home, and the takin an animal... More 

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Thank Ryan F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The zoo is not too big but big enough for your family to spend a nice afternoon see different animals. The train ride around the zoo is fun for all ages and worth the $2.00.

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Thank britiny c
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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.

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Thank jlantern3
Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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 

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Thank Apryl D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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 

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South Bend
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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 

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