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“fort Wayne Children's Zoo”

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Ranked #1 of 57 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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
IN
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fort Wayne Children's Zoo”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I took 4 grandkids this summer and they loved it. It is an awesome zoo. It is very clean. There is enough space that you don't feel like you are in a herd of elephants. The only thing that I don't like is that the food and drinks are expensive. The rides are not badly priced. You can spend 2hrs or 5 hrs. depending on your time frame. I would allow at least 2 hrs. We will be going back again next year. They do have a Halloween trick or treat walk and that is fun also. Kids all dressup and walk to station and they are given treats. Enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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Greenfield Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great family trip!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

First time in Fort Wayne and we mainly stopped because of the zoo, it was well worth it as it is a very clean zoo, the animals were very active and seemed happy. We loved all the peacocks that roamed freely throughout the zoo. It's exhibits really let you up close to the animals!! Will plan a trip here again!

Visited October 2013
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Davenport, Iowa
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great family outing.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The admission fee and ride pass are very reasonably priced. I took my grandkids and we all had a great time. Ths zoo is clean and well maintained. Many of the animals are camera hams and enjoy posing. We spent 4 hours there and the kids were asleep for the drive home. The only drawback was the food and beverages. $2.50 for a fountain soda, really!! Not much for menu choices either, just the usual hot dog, burgers, and fries. Rest rooms were clean and the staff was very knowlegeable and friendly. Definately a great place to visit if your ever in northeast Indianna.

Visited September 2013
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“Nice zoo”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have been to brookfield/lincoln park zoos and also san diego zoo and this is by far the best zoo for kids. Everything is fun and affordable.

Visited September 2013
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Indiana
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Plan Ahead”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The exhibits at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are outstanding and are worthy of 5 stars. The problem I experienced with young children was inadequate bathroom facilities. The bathroom in the Australian Adventure has 2 stalls which resulted in very long in the women's bathroom. What I learned later was that bathroom facilities were much better in the African Journey. Had I known, I would have taken the children there. So think ahead. Also, if you plan to do the zoo rides, buy the reduced ticket on the way into the zoo. That's the only place you can buy it. Otherwise, you will be putting a lot of dollars into the token machines throughout the park.

Visited August 2013
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