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“Fun for all ages!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Fort Wayne
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Owner description: Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations. Our Mission: Connecting kids and animals Strengthening families, Inspiring people to care. The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.
Northwestern Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

One of the best zoos in the country. Constantly expanding their exhibits. A great learning experience for kids and adults. What a great way to spend a day with your family. Food and drinks on site if you get hungry or thirsty. Super nice staff. The sea lion exhibit is great, make sure you stop for one of their shows, offered several times daily.

Visited November 2011
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Best of Fort Wayne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Very enjoyable zoo, with or without children. Subway at the tree tops cafe in the rainforest is nice for lunch. Take the water ride in Australia. Enjoy the close proximity to the kangaroos - no fences! Skip the skyride.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“amazing animals you can actually see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

An absolutely wonderful zoo. You can actually see the animals unlike the newer trend in most zoos where enclosures serve to hide the animals. A wide variety too, Traditional zoo with African and Austrailan Veldts too. Orangatan house, horse rides, ponys, merry-go-round. Beautifully landscaped. "Clean". Abundant restrooms and refreshments. small but nice aquarium. reasonable admission costs with optional membership shared with many other zoos.

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place to take the kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

We had a great time at this zoo. We went on a pretty hot day so make sure you bring water. The carousel was fun and so was the sky ride!

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Warsaw, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Great place for small children to visit with Grandparents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

This Zoo is exceptional. Just the right size for children and grandparents. Get up close to the animals, and expose your children to all animals.

Visited April 2011
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