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Indianapolis Zoo

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Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
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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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The zoo and exhibits themselves were very nice. We especially enjoyed the dolphin show. They really seemed to enjoy interacting with the trainers and public and not just for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Noida, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Though this city doesn't have much attraction, Zoo is one of the few good places, you want to go. Don't miss Penguin show there. And prefer not to visit in summers.

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For a city the size of Indy, you would think they would have a larger zoo with more animals. That said, what they do have is pretty good, and the animals seem to be taken care of. The layout seems inviting. The landscaping could be improved as could the signage directing people to the various animal areas such as the... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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The zoo and exhibits themselves were very nice. We especially enjoyed the dolphin show. They really seemed to enjoy interacting with the trainers and public and not just for a reward of food like you sense at some other zoos and aquariums. I was very upset that the zoo would not honor a discount for AZA members even though they... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While we enjoyed our afternoon at the zoo, there were a lot of things that were "closed" which seemed odd since there were like 30 school buses in the parking lot. The place was packed with little ones. Clean and fun regardless of the closed rides.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent the day here while my wife was at a conference. The zoo is relativley compact and has a very good layout. The dolphin experience that is included with the ticket is great and it's cool that that is available year-round. I was also really need to see cheetahs and the orangutans

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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Has a lot to offer; their mission of conservation, preserving wildlife habitat, and saving endangered species is bold and admirable.

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Dallas, Texas
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We visited while it was raining but still got to see lots of animals. Aquarium area was great and the dolphin dome was a fun experience. We even got to see the baby orangutan eating. Only downside was that we had to pay for parking in addition to the ticket price, which seemed especially greedy on a rainy day when... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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Came with my Mom. The afternoon started great with the very polite and helpful girl at the general admissions counter. The zoo is a nice size to see everything leisurely. It was also very clean in spite of the construction. Will be back to see the new exhibit.

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We like zoos we have been to the Houston zoo witch is so much larger and cheaper. I The Indy zoo is high in the price side but buy your tickets online

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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We went early and the weather was great. They had construction going on but they did a great job routing everyone to keep safe and not miss anything. Was disappointed with the dolphin show. It was 15 minutes and saw the old show which I felt was better. This time it seemed the same tricks over and over. Train ride... More 

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