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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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Small zoo

We have a membership. Love the dolphin show. Rode the skyline. Has a splash pad for the kids. To save money we pack a lunch and eat at the picnic tables by the entrance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well as far as zoos are concerned Indianapolis zoo is a good one. Check out the dolphins. They are a really neat attraction. There is something there for all ages

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fun place for the whole family. Very clean and beautiful grounds. New animals to see. Don't miss the orangutans for an up close visit! Very sorry to hear that the polar bear exhibit will be closing. It was one of our favorite spots. Kids always love the dolphin show, too.,

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Thank Vicki R
Terre Haute
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trip to the zoo was planned months ago with our extended family. Of course we go on a day where the heat index reached 103 degrees, but that is not reviewable because the zoo has no control over weather conditions. What the zoo does have control of is that stupid gondola above the orangutan exhibit. We get on the... More 

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Thank Julie F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family entertainment dolphin show is wonderfull lost of animals to see love the ocean themed attraction great butterfly exhibit when we were there in the summer.

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Thank Lora K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a quick visit here while in town. Even though it was not inexpensive we did have a nice time. Don't be late for the dolphin show!!!! We got to the gate with tickets at 1031 for the 1030 show and we were not allowed in ! Super disappointing .

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Thank pudelpointerman
Atlanta
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was here four years ago and going back next month. It is always a must too when in the Indy area. By son loved the dolphins and the overall varity of experiences. We spent hour s here and could have back the next day if we could have. Looking forwrd to going back next month with both my children and... More 

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Greencastle, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a membership. Love the dolphin show. Rode the skyline. Has a splash pad for the kids. To save money we pack a lunch and eat at the picnic tables by the entrance.

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Thank Indiana2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My 2 daughters and I had the opportunity to visit the zoo today. All I can say is that it's even better than when I was last year. The new orangutan exhibit is amazing. We will definitely be back again!

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Fishers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you live in the area it is an okay zoo to do for a hour or two. Prices are super high for a zoo. If live out of area and have a different zoo, I would skip this one. The zoo's in Cincinnati, St. Louis, and the two in Chicago are much better. I would rate a three star... More 

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Thank William M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure if the hot weather had anything to do with lack of attendance and zoo animal activity, but it was rather depressing. The entry fee did not include any shows or rides unless you paid the higher price. The best part was the Orangutan house which i believe is state of the art. Not enough animals to see. 2... More 

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