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“Fun for all ages!”

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations. Our Mission: Connecting kids and animals Strengthening families, Inspiring people to care.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Northwestern Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages!”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

One of the best zoos in the country. Constantly expanding their exhibits. A great learning experience for kids and adults. What a great way to spend a day with your family. Food and drinks on site if you get hungry or thirsty. Super nice staff. The sea lion exhibit is great, make sure you stop for one of their shows, offered several times daily.

Visited November 2011
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best of Fort Wayne”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Very enjoyable zoo, with or without children. Subway at the tree tops cafe in the rainforest is nice for lunch. Take the water ride in Australia. Enjoy the close proximity to the kangaroos - no fences! Skip the skyride.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“amazing animals you can actually see”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

An absolutely wonderful zoo. You can actually see the animals unlike the newer trend in most zoos where enclosures serve to hide the animals. A wide variety too, Traditional zoo with African and Austrailan Veldts too. Orangatan house, horse rides, ponys, merry-go-round. Beautifully landscaped. "Clean". Abundant restrooms and refreshments. small but nice aquarium. reasonable admission costs with optional membership shared with many other zoos.

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to take the kids!”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

We had a great time at this zoo. We went on a pretty hot day so make sure you bring water. The carousel was fun and so was the sky ride!

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Warsaw, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for small children to visit with Grandparents”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

This Zoo is exceptional. Just the right size for children and grandparents. Get up close to the animals, and expose your children to all animals.

Visited April 2011
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