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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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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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5 reviews
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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 2 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stopped in for the morning, affordable admission, ample parking. Lots of fun exhibits, you can feed a variety of animals throughout the zoo for a small fee. Bring some quarters for the chow machines! Our favorite was the Australian exhibit, where you walk through an enclosed area occupied by free-range kangaroos and wallabies. We also paid the extra fee to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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