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Potawatomi Zoo

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Address: 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
Phone Number: 574-235-9500

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Nice zoo

We went here for their Walk on the Wildside function. The food was good and so were the wine tastings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jan R
South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for their Walk on the Wildside function. The food was good and so were the wine tastings.

Thank Jan R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the grandkids here for the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed the zoo. It is a fairly small zoo but has plenty to offer.

Thank cjdey
Benton Harbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get to see many animals. Most were asleep or just not there. Staff was pleasant. There is a shop there, but it is pretty costly.

Thank Ashley C
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great presentation of a local zoo with a deep collection of animals from various continents. very well don trail through the zoo that has very well constructed displays. a feeding zoo is of great interest to kids and adults alike. well done and well kept exhibits will keep the attention of all ages. a good destination, budget 2-3 hrs.

Thank Andrew S
South Bend, Indiana
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Pottawattamie zoo has been there as long as I can remember and 955. It is well-kept just the right size to walk around without getting too tired. Very kid friendly, with the duck pond in front and animals to feed. They have special days where trainers come out and are available to talk to and ask questions. Last year... More 

Thank charthestar711
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of choice at the zoo.you can even feed the animals. Clean and the shop is hood value as well. Had my forst corn doghere and the fun was good 😊

Thank Karina V
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I am a season pass holder of this zoo. It's very easy to visit. The animals seem happy and well cared for. There is a train ride and new a carousel. Parking is free and there are usually enough spaces.

1 Thank suzy j
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128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My early morning visit to Potawatomi Zoo found the animals in good spirits and very active. Hidden in a residential area the zoo is easy walking and kid friendly. The carousel and train are an extra fee and food for some animals can be purchased so you can feed them. There is a nice selection of creatures from around the... More 

Thank NFdolt
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85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is a very nice zoo that South Bend can be proud of. The grounds and exhibits are very clean and well organized and the staff is very friendly. We joined the zoo this year to take advantage of the special events and bring the grandchildren whenever they are visiting. It's such a nice place to just come and relax... More 

Thank Steve E
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623 reviews
123 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my grandchildren and was pleasant surprised to find a newly installed carousel with animals that are endangered Would benefit from some painting if the buildings in the park

Thank Cystokid

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