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“Good thing in a small package” 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 #2 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.
Lima, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Good thing in a small package”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This isn't a big zoo like Columbus or Cincinnati, but it is set up nice and there are plenty of animals and exotic experiences for a child to enjoy. Can't wait to take our grandson next year!

Visited September 2011
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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“Great place to spend the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Purchased a family membership - ii is a great value. You need 2 days to see everything at the Zoo. The zoo is very clean, great service as well. There is a picnic area outside the entrance if you want to save money and bring your own food. Great value for the kids!

Visited May 2012
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butler, indiana
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“We LOVE this place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We go to the zoo at least twice a month in the summer!! we love it there. I have 4 kids aged 5 and under and we all love it!! Bring a change of clothes cause the kids will want to play in the water fountain/ small splash ground. Absolutely gorgeous.

Visited April 2012
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Great day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This zoo is extremely kid friendly. The extra rides add excitement for our 7 year old. Well laid out and easy to navigate!

Visited August 2011
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Monkeys and Kangaroos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The zoo is well kept and always very clean. However, it is small compared to other zoos. You can go through about everything in about an hour or so. If you like Monkeys and Kangaroos, it may take you longer because they have a huge amount of those, especially monkeys. I personally would like to know what zoo's African Exhibit does not include elephants! Maybe if they didn't spend so much resources on all of the monkey exhibits, they would be able to have elephants, just saying. I just do not think that you get what you pay for here. If you want to spend a day at the zoo, then I suggest going to the Toledo Zoo. It costs about the same, but you get so much more. It is worth the trip.

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