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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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Enjoyed this zoo

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Indiana
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Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well laid out, something for everyone. Animals in well maintained displays and treated humanely. Staff very helpful and open to questions.Good parking, picnic area next to zoo; lot of community events.

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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Such a great time to walk outdoors viewing all the animals. Potawatomi Zoo is a well maintained, interesting place to visit!, fun for all ages

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Bloomington, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

South Bend has many unique and special things about it and the zoo is most definitely special. As a transplant to the city I had no great interest in going to a small zoo.Instead I chose to regularly walk my dog in the park beside the zoo. The day I decided to visit the animals I was pleasantly surprised. The... More 

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Weather you are a child or a child at heart, this is a great place to visit! One really nice zoo in and a nice park too! Holidays are a special time to visit too! YuleZoo and Halloween are just a few of the special day! Don't miss this wonderful zoo!

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The zoo is always a good place to take the kids to learn and have a good time. The Potawatomi zoo is a great regional, small zoo and they have a good selection of animals and exhibits. The playground and park nearby is a great place to go after the zoo, too. It was and is a really fun time... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a nice little zoo considering the size of South Bend. Pretty affordable, nice layout. Children will really enjoy it. I wouldn't say it's a must see when visiting the area but it's a nice way to spend an afternoon if you get the chance.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved the layout of this zoo and the variety of animals in their attractive and clean environments. The employees that we encountered were all very friendly. We also appreciated the signage regarding the animals on display particularly the flamingos. Plentiful parking. Our 4 year old grandson enjoyed playing on the playground equipment in the adjacent park....Wow! He didn't want... More 

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Leesburg, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My family really enjoyed this zoo. It is not very big but it is pretty open and not crowded. We felt like we could actually see most of the animals. We took the train ride which is pretty short but the kids enjoyed it. We also paid half price because we are members of the Ft. Wayne Zoo.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This zoo is fairly good sized with a very low price. The animals are close enough for a two year old to focus on instead of far away. There is a terrific playground with water features just outside. There is a small additional fee for the butterflies or the train ride.

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