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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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The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is always in the top ten of the countries children's zoos. They... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Christine B
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

This zoo is awesome. If you visit the zoo on Saturday be prepared to walk.. a lot. You will... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
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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.
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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 July 26, 2016

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is always in the top ten of the countries children's zoos. They recently renovated the Australian adventure and its better than ever.

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. After recently wrapping up our final year of a three-year renovation to the Australian Adventure, it's been a popular spot for guests within the zoo.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

This zoo is awesome. If you visit the zoo on Saturday be prepared to walk.. a lot. You will probably have to park in the over flow parking which isn't that far from the park, but when you are juggling a couple kids it can...More

Thank Tracy G
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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And thank you for recognizing the improvements and renovations we've made over the past few years. We hope you'll come to see us again soon!

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong with the FW zoo.. You can see and do everything in one day. I have never had a bad expierence going and have been a zoo member for years! Love all of the new attractions.

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And thank you for being a member for so many years.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is one of my favorite places to visit. There is so much to do and see. It's a place all ages can enjoy.

1  Thank Amy T
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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The facility is designed for young children, adults, and everything in between. Thanks for being a fan of the zoo.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Zoo is the perfect size! You can spend just an hour to feel refreshed and refueled but you can also spend most of a day for deep enrichment. Thoughtful attention is paid to keeping you comfortable in all kinds of weather. It...More

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. It sounds like you were able to beat the heat of Indiana summer with our misters. Thank you for coming out to the zoo and for your feedback.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Fort Wayne is lucky to have this attraction--we have come as a couple for great special adult festivities (Zoobilee and Zoo Brew) but this zoo is best for families. The zoo is not too large for little ones and is large and diverse enough for...More

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We also thank you for your participation in some of our fundraising events like Zoobilee and Zoo Brew And Wine Too. We work hard to maintain a family-fun, interactive, and educational experience for our...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I spent the whole day with my niece seeing everything and riding everything but it was priceless to see her enjoy herself.

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're glad you had a chance to experience our rides with your niece. It sounds like you both had a great time!

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful zoo we have in Ft. Wayne. We take pride and support our zoo. Lots of new small animals. Lots of things to do. I invite you to come visit our zoo. It is rated as 1 of the top 10 zoos in...More

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We love celebrating Wild Zoo Halloween with our guests. It's a great place to have a merry not scary family-fun adventure for Halloween.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ranked as one of the best children's zoo in the United States of America. New exhibits are constantly being built. A nice place for the whole family to visit. 🐘🐵🐘

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're proud to be ranked as a top zoo and to provide our guests with a family-fun, interactive, and educational experience.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Children's Zoo is one of the top tourist attractions in Indiana. It is well kept up and offers an African Veldt, Austrailian Adventure, Indonesian Rainforest. The new sting ray exhibit is also awesome. Many exhibits and fun things to do!More

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communicaitons at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are extremely proud of our recognition as a top attraction, and work hard to maintain that status. Stingray Bay is one of our newest exhibits and is a favorite among guests. We're glad that you...More

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It is a very friendly place. I am not sure if they allow pets but I have seen service animals there. You may want to call ahead and ask just to make sure.
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Pay the regular adult price.
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Yes you can always bring water bottles or juice bottles. Hope you enjoyed Wild Zoo Halloween.
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