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Indianapolis Zoo

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Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
Phone Number: 317 630-2001
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Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo...

Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo has lions, elephants and other wild animals roaming through natural settings. A special petting area allows children to touch, but not feed, the tamer animals. There's also the world's largest enclosed dolphin show and a roller-coaster for all ages to enjoy.

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Nice time with friends

Visited with my friend and her family in August during a corporate event so we got in free. Glad we did because it is pricey admission. I enjoyed the amenities and the park was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This zoo is very organized and an amazing day trip. There are a bunch of cute animals and a couple baby animals. I would definitely check it out if you are in the area. You have to visit this zoo at least once in your life.

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Thank Juless5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am 7 years old. I went with my family on a Tuesday. Don't miss the meerkats! Watch the meerkats go through the tunnels! Petting the sharks was great too! They feel smooth! I had fun with my family!

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Thank Amanda M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't been to the zoo for awhile and we are members. This trip was outstanding. My kids (2 x under 5) LOVED getting up close to the lion cubs ( separated by only a thick was of plexiglass). There was a baby giraffe and a very tiny orangutan which spiced up what can sometimes be a humdrum trip to... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can tour the Zoo in 3-4 hours. We loved the Flamingo Mingle, Dolphin Show, Orangutans, Sea Lions, Shark Petting and Education, Exotic birds, Cheetahs, Lions, Zebras, Baby and Mamma African Elephants, and the Lemurs. There is a lot to see in this small, privately-owned Zoo tucked away along the river park. It's a short walk from the downtown stadium... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my friend and her family in August during a corporate event so we got in free. Glad we did because it is pricey admission. I enjoyed the amenities and the park was very clean. Animals were actually out. They enjoyed the roller coaster ride but line was too long for the sky lift. To see the splash park... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I live in the area, my family and I have visited this zoo several times. It certainly is a positive experience as a whole to visit but due to some major drawbacks, you may leave with a slight frown on your face. You can get through this zoo in about two hours, given you do not participate in any... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Zoo for an Family outing day with the Kids and Grandchildren. It was a perfect day, and we had a ball!

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Thank srowrow7
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the cleanest zoo I've ever visited. The animals' habitats are authentic. The newest features are fabulous.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an older zoo with still so much to see. My daughter was a little disappointed that there was no polar bears but very excited to say she pet a shark. The orangutan exhibit was my favorite. The workers in the exhibit was very friendly and willing to answer any questions we had. My favorite place to eat was... More 

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Thank Shannon W
Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy the ZOO... everything is FUN... the Staff is very helpful The cost is a bit pricey; I don't have a membership any longer, because of the cost and if not a member... pay to park; I mean how many times are they going to redo the parking lot (I've yet to see much improvement)

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