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“Great Zoo for Kids” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence
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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. The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
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“Great Zoo for Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is a great zoo for kids. The zoo has a lot of smaller animals. They just recently open the African Safari. They have an Indonesian Rain forrest in a Geodetic dome, an Austrailian Adventure area and a typical farm area. There's a lot of hands on areas for children. My 4 yr old daugter loves touching and operating the different displays. Warning there is a small fountain area at the Austrailian area where kids love to play in the water. Most children get fairly wet. Take a towel or swim wear. The admission is fairly high $13 for adults and $8 for children. We have a family membership and it's the best deal if you'll be visiting several times.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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3 reviews
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“Best Zoo Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2010

Really great zoo for kids and adults alike.

If you're in town, you must check this out.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Get Upclose to the Animals Here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2010

Great zoo! Lots of things to keep the kids busy besides the animals - sky ride, log ride, train, etc. We liked getting upclose to the animals. If it wasn't for the plexi glass barrier, we could have reached out to touch the lion that was lying right against the glass! You could feed the giraffe (for a price) and he was close enough to touch. Never been that close to any wild African animal before! I can see why this zoo has a good rating nationally.

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139 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

My daughter and I were just passing through town when someone recommended that we stop in at the zoo, and what a nice time we had. The zoo is on the smaller size, but they did a great job with the exhibits, landscaping and the rides available within the park. My daughter was thrilled that you can feed a giraffe and that the park map was clear enough that she could navigate our way through the zoo. The sky ride is a must to just sit and relax for a moment. There are a couple of water features in the park that the kids can run through, but not enough to get soaked unless they really try. A must see if you are in town with kids.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“really is a Childrens ZOO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

This is a really children’s zoos, it is set up for them to enjoy. There are exhibits, hands on stuff, shows and craft throughout the zoo. At every turn there was something else they can actually touch and do. There are fountains and misters during the summer, so they may get wet. The rides are nice, not too expensive and a nice way to see a content if Moms feet are tired. There is a Dairy Queen in the park so be ready for that. :) This was a great day out and everyone had fun, for teenager and infant.

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