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Indianapolis Zoo

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Address: 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
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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By far a leader in animal preservation and inovation. Educational and exciting. Plenty of animals from all corners of the planet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far a leader in animal preservation and inovation. Educational and exciting. Plenty of animals from all corners of the planet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably the best zoo I've ever been to. There are so many animals to see and the enclosures are large and well organized!

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Thank Allison S
Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the zoo! The dolphin exhibit is amazing! Kimo holds a special place in my heart. We have a zoo membership and we like to go 8 - 10 times a year!!

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Carmel, Indiana
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can recall when the Indianapolis Zoo was a very small 'footprint' on the east side of Indianapolis. Now, it one of the premier locations in the entire United States to view and interact with hundreds of live and active animals, from all over the world. Taking our granddaughters there is an extra-special treat for all of us to enjoy.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know which was the bigger attraction at the Zoo when we visited the animals or the Christmas lights. The Christmas lights were spectacular well worth a visit just to see the lights alone. The photos attached can not do them justice but its just to give a flavour of what it was like. We visited after Christmas and... More 

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Arthur, Illinois
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great zoo with tons of interesting exhibits. Of course, I was there on a very cold day in January so there were exhibits that were closed and animals that could not be seen but there was plenty of other interesting and educational areas to visit. Highlights for me were the penguins, shark petting, dolphin dome, dolphin show and seeing animals... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here several times, most recently for Christmas at the Zoo. Great zoo. Love the new orangutans exhibit!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo just like most attractions here in Indy is a wonderful place to visit. I There seems to be something new added or going on almost every year. My favorite are the penguin and the meerkat exhibits. Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to brave the cold to attend Christmas at the zoo. The lines are always long... More 

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Thank Aretha H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great day trip close to the hotel with a great walk though the park to access. very relaxing and peaceful day

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i visited the zoo on 1/31/2016 and it was a very disappointing experience. While our visit there more than half of everything the zoo had was not on exhibit or the rides or shows not available (closed). We have been to many zoo's across the country in our life time and this was the most disappointing zoo... More 

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