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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Not just for children

Even though it rained the entire time, my adult daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit last... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loon3
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Dayton, Ohio
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Our zoo is the best around. The facility and animals are clean and taken care of. The kids love... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lynn07141215
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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...more
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I (in our 60's) love to visit zoos when we travel and recently visited here in late May (with no kids along). We thought this was a very good zoo for its small size; we spent three leisurely hours there. We appreciated...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ellenbee56 - we really appreciate your comments and visit. We hope next time you're in the area you will visit us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it rained the entire time, my adult daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit last week. The grounds are so thick with vegetation and tall trees that we never really got wet. I feel this provides a wonderful, more natural environment for the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Loon3
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We think "children" come in all ages and are so glad you and your adult daughter embraced that thought. Hope you get a chance to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our zoo is the best around. The facility and animals are clean and taken care of. The kids love it. I wish members could get in quicker.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank lynn07141215
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We are always looking for quicker ways to get members in but we have a lot of them and about 65% of our guests are members.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son loves visiting the zoo, as do I, but my wallet does not. Admission is reasonable I would say at $15 per adult and $10 we child but then you have to purchase over $20 in tokens to be able to participate in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank bethanyann77
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Please note you don't have to purchase tokens or exit through the gift shop, but children typically like the rides and gift shop as well.

Reviewed May 15, 2019

This is a great zoo and while not as big as the Indianapolis zoo it doesn't have the crowds and the exhibits seem more natural. One of the highlights here is that you can hand feed a giraffe.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Travism007
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thank you Travis. We love surprising guests with our great zoo and just as you mentioned very natural looking exhibits! Come visit us again soon.

Reviewed May 8, 2019

Great way to spend a family day. Really good exhibits for a 250K person town. Not pricey and the food is ok.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank diverdriverfwa
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 7, 2019

The Fort Wayne Zoo is THE BEST for a family with young children! Big enough to cover amazing animal exhibits, and small enough to manage in half a day. Hands-on/interactive adventure for kids of all ages. A family membership for the season is the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank jenny a
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thanks Jenny! We love our members and are glad to count you among them. So fun to see generations of Fort Wayne Children's Zoo guests!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

I'm an enormous fan of zoos and try to go to as many as I can, and this was one of the last zoos within a few hours of me I had left to check out. For a while the name 'discouraged' me because I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thanks for the review. I'm really surprised you weren't offered a map at the entrance, typically that's when guests receive them. We sure hope you make the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo a stop on your zoo tours.

Reviewed May 7, 2019

This place is great. While it is sold as a children's zoo, it has a lot to offer for every age group. Everything is well designed and themed and the animals look like they have a decent amount of room to stretch their legs.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank maxonaplane
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thanks Maxonaplane - that's always our intention to have enough room for each species. Hope you get a chance to visit us again soon!

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

I have been going to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for 20 years and a recent visit was so impressive! A lot of new features, healthy animals and beautiful exhibits. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank pamwsloan
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Thanks so very much - that's very high recommendation and we appreciate it. We have worked hard the past few years to redo our historic Monkey Island and it turned out just as we hoped. We hope to see you again soon.

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Adam P
May 22, 2019|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
We do not allow pets in the zoo for their safety and the safety of our zoo animals. Only service animals are permitted with guests in the zoo.
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honestkme
May 11, 2019|
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Response from jenny a | Reviewed this property |
Not many. The animals are more active between 65 and 80 degrees.
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jrmngm
October 25, 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo officially closed for the season on October 7, 2018. Please plan to visit us again in spring 2019. Have an amazing winter!
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