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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Hartford City, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We found out about this zoo at the last minute and decided to stop by on our way to Michigan. -Free parking is nice, plus it is right next to a big park which is a great place to have lunch in the shade. -Prices to get in were not that bad and the rental cost for a wagon was... More

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Fun for the whole family! I never get tired of exploring this place. Always a great time! Clean and super educational. You can take a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the amazing park just off the grounds of the zoo!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Small family friendly zoo, complete with train ride around the park(extra fee). Be sure not to miss the American Bison and red panda exhibits. Playful otters are great fun to watch. Butterfly garden also additional charge. Extensive picnic areas and shade available. Conservatory for those plant-lovers!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Not too much walking for the young kids. Only takes 2-3 hours to get through and there is plenty too see. We take our little ones a few times a summer.

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Osceola, Indiana (USA)
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For a small local zoo, it is an excellent place to take kids of any age!! There yearly passes are a great value and I highly recommend them. I like to go and just walk to zoo on my own and sit and watch the otters. Can't wait to see the new red panda exhibit and the chimps outside.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great little zoo to visit in South Bend. Go in the summer to visit when the Butterfly House (it does cost extra) but worth the visit. My family loves the otters and the prairie dogs. There is a small petting zoo great for little ones. Kids love to ride the train (also additional cost). You may see... More

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