Potawatomi Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend: Hours, Address, Potawatomi Zoo Reviews: 4/5

Potawatomi Zoo
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for Zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origin as a duck pond, it has become a hub of fun and educational activity in the Michiana region. The 2019 Zoo Season is March 29-December 1.
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TaraMcConkey
Shawnee, KS238 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
This was Zoo #54 for us. It is a medium sized zoo, so plan on 1.5- 2.5 hours. This zoo had a great mix of " must see" ( Lion, Monkeys, Tiger, Otters) and Unique Animals ( Sand Cat, Ant Eater, and Red Pandas.

They had a great Flamingo exhibit and a Bison Feeding. Will visit next time in town
Written November 1, 2021
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Clay G
South Bend, IN698 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
My girlfriend absolutely loves the zoo. So when we had a free day on a weekend, it was a perfect opportunity to head to the Potawatomi Zoo. While it is not an exceptionally large zoo, it has plenty of different animals to see. With a simple layout, you can easily see everything in a few short hours. Additionally, the zoo was very clean and the staff were friendly.
Written August 14, 2021
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Natalie M
23 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We went on Father’s Day with the family in the morning as they were opening. The animals were active and staff were friendly. There was a lot of shade and places to sit. The zoo is working on a larger lion exhibit and the addition of giraffes too. Very clean and courteous. My nephews enjoyed the feeding of the farm animals experience (goats, donkeys, alpacas).
Written June 23, 2021
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Rose M
65 contributions
Jul 2020
What a hidden gem this place is! Wanted to take the grandkids to the zoo, but wanted to avoid large crowds. Since I have a membership to a local zoo, I looked up reciprocal zoos nearby and saw this one. Located in a neighborhood in South Bend, it features a lion, two different leopard species, a white rhino And more smaller animals. The enclosures are small, but well maintained with toys and other stimuli to keep the animals occupied. Very affordable, masks and social distancing in place. Can’t wait to take out of state grands when they come to visut!
Written July 6, 2020
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Yvonne F
South Bend, IN27 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
My sister in law, her grandkids & myself spent a beautiful summer day walking thru & enjoying all the wonderful array of animals. They had a little kiddie train for a price, that looked like fun. Overall a relaxing walk. The kids sure enjoyed it. I must say it has grown to a larger size, with animals & events going on, then when I lived down here in Indiana 30yrs ago. What kid doesn't like the zoo? & so will you. Oops! I'm a poet & didn't know it. Lol! Have Fun!!!!
Written June 18, 2020
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Gally P
San Diego, CA283 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The Amazing Potawatomi zoo a must see in the summertime and a must see in December for the December zoo lights on display at night .... and enjoy the train ride around the zoo and enjoy the sites and sounds that are all around you .... and hot coco as well .....and by a cute t shirt at the gift shop.
Written January 4, 2020
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN578 contributions
Aug 2019
We attended a private party here. They have done a lot of work here and are still doing more. Exhibits look very nice and animals seem healthier. Lots of support buildings and nice amenities.
Written December 15, 2019
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Matthew J
10 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We have been members for years and they really do a great job for a smaller city zoo. Its not like we live in Chicago or San Diego......so its nice to have a decent zoo in this size of a city!
Written December 7, 2019
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Juancho D
Warsaw, IN647 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Wow - don’t know what happened but the place (now under remodeling) has lost its magic. Rom the ticket booth you could sense a cavalier attitude - like not wanting to work and bored at what they were doing. Same goes for carrousel and ice cream person at post te day we were there. Gift shop attendees were completely different. The attractions and animals on the other hand were ok being a very small zoo. Having other zoos in the area as the one in Fort Wayne, I wouldn’t bother driving back - pretty sad it has changed so much since last time we were there ... hope it comes back
Written September 16, 2019
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Rhonda M
South Bend5 contributions
Jun 2019
A wonderful way to spend the day with family. Great animal exhibits close enough to keep the interest of small children. Reasonably priced food items.
Written September 3, 2019
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