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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is one of the best children zoos around. Not just for children, but... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2016
J J
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Fort Wayne
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World Class Zoo

I've been going to this zoo since I was a child! Every year improvements & projects reinvent this... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2016
Kelly L
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is one of the best children zoos around. Not just for children, but still designed for the kids. Highly recommended. At 50 years old, a true tradition for many families.

Thank J J
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope you'll join us for another visit in 2016!

Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this zoo since I was a child! Every year improvements & projects reinvent this already world class zoo!

Thank Kelly L
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

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

Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is a fun place to go for the whole family. They have a safari, as well as a rain forest. There is a horses and a train to ride for a small fee. Food stations, so you don't have to bring a picnic lunch....More

Thank KatKat62
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're happy you had fun and hope you'll return for the 2016 season!

Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is rated one of the top childrens zoos in the US and that because it IS! I have travelled all over the US and this one is a must see if you are in town. They are alway updating the exhibits. I really...More

Thank Keith C
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

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

Reviewed March 7, 2016

The zoo is fun for all ages. Recent renovations have made it even more appealing and fun! The cost is not bad considering all that you get to see and do while visiting.

Thank Laurie L
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Phase III of the Australian Adventure Remodel is nearly complete. We hope you'll come for a visit during the 2016 season!

Reviewed March 6, 2016

Wonderful Day!!! I took my grandson, daughter-in-law and we meet some some friends. So much to do. We were there for 5 hours and could of stayed longer. All the animals were out. The Fort Wayne zoo has a lot of animals. One of the...More

Thank kkswope
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Opening Day for the 2016 season is April 23. We hope you'll join us!

Reviewed March 4, 2016

Best Zoo around period! Tons to see and do for all the family. We go every year and they have grown so much. We really enjoy all the specialty locations. Children have a great time while you can relax as well as engage in the...More

Thank Meagan S
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope you'll join us again during the 2016 season!

Reviewed February 29, 2016

Awesome Zoo.. Keeps children happy and Adults too. Awesome African area.. Awesome Austraila area. There is not one thing to complain about here at this zoo.

Thank Dawni71
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're happy that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting for over 20 years and it is always a fun time plain and simple this is one of the best smaller children's zoos in the country in my opinion. If you are in Fort Wayne, Visit.

Thank retiredjohn60
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed February 25, 2016

I'm local to the area and let me tell you, there's a REASON our zoo is consistently rated among the top 10 in the nation. They are constantly striving to make the zoo as enjoyable as possible. Workers are always friendly and knowledgeable. If you're...More

Thank Mary W
FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again during the 2016 season.

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Sandy45822
July 1, 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
I find that the animals as a whole are pretty active first thing in the morning and then again late afternoon. Our summer theme is the Zoo comes Alive after 5 - and it's true. Just like many of your pets afternoon means... More
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Karen B
June 26, 2017|
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The cost of admission is $10 for children to age 18 and $14 for adults. We do not have a military discount - we held a military appreciation day on Flag Day, June 14 with free admission for all retired and current... More
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pattythomas53
June 17, 2017|
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No we don't rent electric carts at the zoo. You can have one delivered and we will hold it for your arrival if you rent one elsewhere. We do have regular wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis free of... More
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