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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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Family day trip

Our family including grandparents uncle's and cousins got together for the day at the zoo. The dolphin show was great but a little short. The pricing of food and drink was high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jessica K
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Bellbrook, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife, 16 month old and I visited the zoo on a Thursday. Getting to the zoo was easy, parking was plentiful at 9am on Thursday. The exhibits allowed my daughter to see the animals, no need to hunt for the animals at the majority of exhibits. The dolphin show was fantastic, the music, stage and arena were all top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family including grandparents uncle's and cousins got together for the day at the zoo. The dolphin show was great but a little short. The pricing of food and drink was high. But the over all experience is great. There's not a lot of hills to climb, it doesn't take too long to get through, the staff was helpful.

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Tallahassee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What I'm saying that this zoo is not worth a 3 day drive to get to ( like San Diego or St Louis) but is great if you are already in town. The exhibits are plentiful but could use better direction signs (so I don't have to use glasses to read a map that will probably be thrown away after... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My hubby and I visited the zoo today. Yes, they are a few things under construction. But the zoo is beautiful and well maintained. They have beautiful foliage in the parking lot and all around the park. They have a lovely area for the giraffes..all 4 of them...and a fun dolphin show with 12 dolphins. The Tiger path with the... More 

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Montgomery
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This zoo is well laid out, many different animals, and much to see. Just DO NOT go on a holiday. We went on Labor Day, and there was to be 13K people there that day. When we entered (after paying an exorbitant amount of money just to get in), we found out that they raise their prices for holidays, and... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting animals, easy to walk aroud. Lots of information available. Bit too much rides - taking away from the animals. Refreshments expensive

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful zoo with many things to do. Lots of animals living in large enclosed areas they have their own doctors and nutritionist living on site to care for the animals. Ride the overhead lift to get a feel of the size of this zoo and see Indianapolis from the air. Also, see the Lucas Oil Stadium where the Indianapolis... More 

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Thank Cary M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My place I love to go to when I need to unwind and chill I love all of the animals there so cute.I'm thinking about going there this Thursday on my off day from wirk.the zoo staff are amazing and very friendly .my kids are much older now so they don't go with us when I tell them.

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Thank Linda F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have grown up going to the zoo and now that my brother, my friends and I are in our mid twenties, we still love going.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG. Fabulous. Do go. Do go many times. The primate section is wonderful. The elephants, the giraffes....OMG I could go on forever. And the water area for the little ones. What a treasure

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