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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
+1 260-427-6800
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Just the right size!

This zoo was fantastic! The exhibits were nice and the animals were close. The flow of the zoo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_dmseemann
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Union, Illinois
Need more water fountains

I love Fort Wayne Children’s zoo. I have been to many zoos across the country, but this one is my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DrDeanFl
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Pensacola, Florida
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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 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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo was fantastic! The exhibits were nice and the animals were close. The flow of the zoo makes it easy to see everything and not worry about missing anything. There is a great variety of animals. The zoo size is just right, not too...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Fort Wayne Children’s zoo. I have been to many zoos across the country, but this one is my favorite. You can actually see the animals and the peacocks roam freely. The temporary exibit of “The North American Construction worker” with signs of “Do...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. We sure hope you enjoy your grandparent membership.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent a day at Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo with the 5yr old grandson. What fun! He absolutely loved it and wanted to return the next day. This is a great zoo to see in about 4 to 5 hours time. You have an opportunity...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so very much for the great review. Sounds like you and your grandson did it right at the zoo. Hope we get to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this zoo! It is a very nice one the flowers and other landscape it great. Walking around the safari loop is fun. I was pretty much handicapped acessible. There were a few of the doors that didn't have buttons to push to open...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Thanks Fran!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to spend some relax time and know amazing thing, The FT Wayne children's zoo is the ideal place for do it. The zoo has different activities for knowing a lot of thing and in this season open until 7pm, nice he¡¡

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We appreciate your great review. The Zoo Comes Alive After Five - late hours until Labor Day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Zoo is a gem in Fort Wayne Indiana. So well kept and a fun restful place to meander thru. Great family get away!

Thank Karen L
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Karen - we really appreciate your review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take a date or the kids! The attractions are awesome. Easy to get around and lots to see! If you’re in the fort when the zoo is open...GO!

Thank Gary G
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Gary - we love seeing kids of all ages at the zoo!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing zoo in Fort Wayne, easy to access and very reasonably priced. Local families would be wise to buy the family plan, which pays for itself in no time!

Thank Dan K
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Dan - we agree - having a zoo membership is a great way for families to spend time together and see amazing animals!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch facility. Always improving and adding new adventures! One of our grandchildrens favorite places to go in Fort Wayne. Never disappoints!

Thank Kim H
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kim - we love seeing our mission come to life - connecting kids and animals and strengthening families.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea such a gem existed. I've been to many outstanding zoos, including the Bronx Zoo and the San Diego zoo but this is the best. Don't let "children's zoo" fool you. It's a full-fledged zoo, with the largest number of kangaroos (11)...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We really appreciate your review and earning the title of your favorite.

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Jenny V
August 7, 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Children's Zoo has always been a part of our name and we are proud to be called a children's zoo. What that title means to us is viewing windows low enough for little one, hands on animals experiences even the youngest... More
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Ali G
July 10, 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo can be great any day and the guest count tends to be very weather dependent. The nicer the day, the more guests we see. Coming later in the afternoon is always a great time - with our Zoo Comes Alive After Five... More
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mandy3011
June 9, 2018|
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I just verified this information and if you walk the path throughout the entire zoo you are only walking about 1.3 miles. Enjoy your walk!
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