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Potawatomi Zoo

500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
574-235-9500
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Plymouth, Indiana
2 reviews
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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Hobart, Indiana
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This zoo is very clean, not too large, not too small. Animal areas very well maintained and colorful and attractive. Lots of info to read about animals that's interesting. Reasonable, only $8 person. Have train for $2, and butterfly walkabout for $2, which is awesome, had the largest moths I'd ever seen (like 6-8 inches!). There's plenty of different types... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

nice day to spend time outdoors. not much to say about a zoo, just what you expect but can't beat a good summer day to spend with animals and nature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Many people complain about the fee and overgrowth well you are complaining because you are a sad person who has not ever thought about a smaller zoo than the Toledo one or something. But really this zoo is a lot of fun for a quick weekend trip. It gives alot of info on the animals and while some animals were... More

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indianapolis
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48 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped here to kill time. It was small, which is fine but for the cost of admission I expected a little more. There were several exhibits that were empty too. The prairie dogs were adorable. We collect magnets and went to the gift shop to purchase one. However, the only ones that they had were ones that the animals... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The zoo is pretty small and can be walked within 2 hours or less, but it's a friendly and clean place. Animals seem happy and habitats well maintained, which is more than I can say for some other zoos I've been to.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited this zoo based on reviews and we were really disappointed. The zoo is overgrown and they have signs saying it is intentional but it looks horrible. The majority of the animals were sleeping. It is a small zoo so it doesn't take long to get through it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While there are signs at the zoo claiming that the overgrown brush in the animal habitats is intentional, I am not buying it. The areas that should be landscaped are completely grown over. The pond, which used to be beautiful is choked with cattails and other vegetation. The wooden walkways have nails sticking up, waiting to be tripped over. The... More

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Kokomo, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After a failed trip to Washington Park zoo in Michigan City (no parking) we decided to stop here instead. It was nice, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to visit again. It cost approximately $40 for my family, which I think is fair, but I don't know why they charge extra for the butterfly exhibit. We... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

DH took the kids here while I was out of town. He reported that the size of the zoo is just right to spend a couple hours. The paths and walkways are always clear and dotted with fun little things to see. The kids loved the tortoise exhibit this time around, and enjoyed reaching through the fence to pat the... More

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