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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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+1 260-427-6800
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted...

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.

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Top Notch Zoo!

We've been to the Fort Wayne Zoo many times over the years and even though our kids are in their 20's now we all still love going there! They have a fantastic variety of animals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2015
Danielle M
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Nappanee, Indiana
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Fort Branch, Indiana
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Fantastic zoo. I am an annual card holder for the first time. I love going to get some exercise while looking at animals buuut.... I was very frustrated with numerous times going to see specific animals and then those animals would not be out. They announced baby giraffe was now out and yet two times I made special trip and... More 

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Department at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your feedback regarding the exhibits and will share with our staff. More 

Nappanee, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

We've been to the Fort Wayne Zoo many times over the years and even though our kids are in their 20's now we all still love going there! They have a fantastic variety of animals to visit and I love the way they have the Zoo laid out, it flows so nicely and is just beautiful!

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Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your feedback! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo never fails to exceed expectations. I have been there many times and still wish to go back. What they have already done to Austraila is amazing and we are looking forward to seeing the rest of the renovations next summer. A must visit in Fort Wayne and worth the trip to town to see such... More 

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Department at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We look forward to sharing Phase III of the Australian Adventure renovation with you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

For the past 20 years my family has bought a season pass to the zoo. When I was a stay at home mom with little kids, we went once a week. Another mom asked "Why? The zoo never changes." But that's just it. It's different every time. We saw a wildebeest born. We saw a kangaroo escape. There was a... More 

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Department at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your membership and we're happy to be a part of your family's memories. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I love bringing my 4 year old daughter to the zoo! We have a pass and go multiple times per year. Brew fest is always great and so is all the Halloween activities the zoo does!

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Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and for being a valued zoo member! More 

Auburn, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

I love coming to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! My friends and I go multiple times a year and we always have a lot of fun!

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Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope to serve you again in 2016! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

If there's one thing Fort Wayne got right, it is the Children's Zoo. I enjoyed it as a child and I enjoy it to this day with my own child, they really do great things there and plenty of stuff to keep you busy all day, I recommend buying yourself a season pass, well worth it!

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Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and for being a valued zoo member. We look forward to serving you in 2016! More 

ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

a great Zoo with lots to do and see the admission was about $13 each (for adults) less for kids but over all was a lot of fun food inside was a bit pricey and all rides needed tokens (bought in the park at vending machines

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

We've been to the Fort Way Children's Zoo multiple times, and it never disappoints. It's truly a phenomenal balance between variety and size. We made it through the whole zoo, plus an additional visit to see the lions and tigers a second time before my 7 year old had enough walking for the day. Combine that with it being reasonably... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope you'll return in 2016 to visit the big cats and all your animal friends! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great place to visit. We had a great time at the zoo with family. Not to far from the hotel. Great day as well.

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