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Potawatomi Zoo

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Fun with grandkids

lots of fun with grandkids at the Zoo, especially in the shade. The kids always have fun... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Perry G
South Bend, Indiana
small, but fun

Our three kids enjoy visiting this local zoo. We always ride the train, but you can't really see... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Middlebury, Indiana
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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
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All reviews red panda nice afternoon small city few hours family pass any age all ages concession stand gift shop a lot of fun splash pad walk around lions animals tiger carousel cages
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the Potawatomi Zoo. We decided to go in October for our organization day and had the place to ourselves. We got the behind the scenes tour and enjoyed the exhibits without fighting any crowds. I would love to return sometime with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WorldTravelers1999
Reviewed September 17, 2018

lots of fun with grandkids at the Zoo, especially in the shade. The kids always have fun. Entertainment and animals to watch on a leisurely day. Convenient to get there and parking available.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Perry G
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and had some time so we checked out this zoo. We have visited several different zoo's over the years and we're impressed with this small zoo. We recommend visiting if you have the time. We were there about 2.5 hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank markjI5863GV
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit for all ages. Very nice picnic areas as well. I've not been there in a couple years and was impressed with all the new stuff such as the carousel. Will he back soon!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tkitchell
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Our three kids enjoy visiting this local zoo. We always ride the train, but you can't really see many animals along the ride. You see most of the fence surrounding the property and some building in the back. The kids also like the carousel, which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank abcharles
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The zoo was extremely clean and well kept. The indoor building with the reptiles smelled horrible but appeared visibly clean. Overall, it was a good size that my son could walk around during our visit and not get tired. We were able to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amyjean0202
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Depending on the direction, it can be a little hard to get too since signs are hard to come by in general in parts of Mishawaka/South Bend. (Some places just do not have a lot of signs to point the direction in general in this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glenn P
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Was amazing for me to realize that I have lived in this town for the last 20 years and never realized that it had a great little zoo! With little in the way of expectations I sent off for a visit mostly to humor my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank billmccarthy2017
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We get a family pass every summer. Wonderful layout to stroll and see the animals. A gorgeous carousel and a fun train. We love the lions, the otters, the tigers, the monkeys, the frogs and more! The best treat in the zoo are the 30...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katherine W
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We love the zoo for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for a half-day activity, you’ll enjoy getting up close with the animals. Nice days can bring out crowds so a membership to get in is recommended. Would love a couple of different food...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 24, 2018|
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I am not sure since we have not been there in a couple of years. Our neighbors went in May and said they had a wonderful time. They are retired and truly enjoyed themselves. The train was their favorite! I do believe you... More
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Response from mcheim2005 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed inside the zoo but the park has a pool and large picnic area outside of the zoo. You may be able to bring your dog there but due to the crowds, you may want to consider keeping your dog on a leash. We... More