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Potawatomi Zoo

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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
+1 574-235-9500
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Fantastic little zoo!

While visiting my son at college, we are enjoying the local sights. We tried the Potawatomi Zoo... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
pea1000
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Houston, Texas
Pleasantly surprised

I stopped here with my family for a visit on Easter Sunday. The zoo wasn't crowded, most of the... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
mamathoma
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Grand Rapids, MI
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
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+1 574-235-9500
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

While visiting my son at college, we are enjoying the local sights. We tried the Potawatomi Zoo, which is a fun little mouthful of a name, just this past weekend. We were very pleasantly surprised at this small-ish zoo. It was very well kept, not...More

Thank pea1000
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

I stopped here with my family for a visit on Easter Sunday. The zoo wasn't crowded, most of the animals were out, and they were quite active. The zoo isn't very large, but I saw some animals you don't often see in the zoo. You...More

Thank mamathoma
Reviewed April 16, 2017

This is a good sized zoo, just east of downtown. Tigers, a lion, otters, snow leopards... And a very nice, and larger than usual, petting zoo! Take the train ride, which is narrated and gives you a good overview. $8 for the zoo for a...More

Thank Smudgecats
Reviewed April 10, 2017

While visiting in South Bend, we decided to go to the zoo. It was very clean & well managed. Saw lots of animals of all sizes and from all parts of the world. The layout of the zoo was very nice, easy to get around....More

Thank carouselfroglady
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We love this zoo! It is a very nice zoo given the size of South Bend. Zookeepers always very friendly, animals well cared for and always something new going on. We will be members again next year!

1  Thank NatalieSP
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We love visiting new zoo's, and this became a quick favorite. It's quaint yet offers alot of different animals. The exhibits allow you to get a close encounter, with most of the animals. The reptile house was a family favorite.

1  Thank Ginny H
Reviewed November 10, 2016

The tigers were all running around, pouncing on each other, and climbing up love to these big animals activity. We also enjoyed the reptile house too! Me and my husband had a wonderful time at the zoo today. Besides the amazing animals, the grounds are...More

Thank RachanaUtekar
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I've been going since I was a child and I'm always amazing at Potawatomi. It's a clean, easy to get around zoo that is well worth the visit. It's in the middle of town but you don't feel like you are in an urban location....More

Thank Sara D
Reviewed October 17, 2016 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
Reviewed October 17, 2016

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

Thank cjdey
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Dennis C
October 2, 2017|
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Response from BusbyIII | Reviewed this property |
8.00 for adults over 62.
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Joanne M
June 25, 2017|
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Response from BusbyIII | Reviewed this property |
I looked at the zoo's website, members of the Potawatomi zoo get 50% off the Toledo Zoo admission, so I assume it would be reciprocal.
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Stephanie B
March 29, 2017|
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Response from charthestar711 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I didn't notice the question. I haven't walked the whole thing in years. it would depend on how long you stay and different sections. I stayed a long time with the cubs. I would say 90-120 minutes
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