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“Great family day!”
Review of Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo
Ranked #10 of 173 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo has lions, elephants and other wild animals roaming through natural settings. A special petting area allows children to touch, but not feed, the tamer animals. There's also the world's largest enclosed dolphin show and a roller-coaster for all ages to enjoy.
Indianapolis, IN
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great family day!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Excellent local zoo. Offers a lot for all ages. Able to watch feedings/ shark tank/dolphin show/ feeding birds / Elephant experience. Picnic area to have lunch outside the gates, but only a few so be sure to grab them early.

Visited June 2012
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Laramie, Wyoming
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Christmas At the Zoo”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were visiting my parents for Christmas and LOVED Christmas at the zoo. It was interesting to see the lights and all the people out and about! Totally a good-clean thing to do with family late at night!

Visited December 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“One of Indy's Best Attractions”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This zoo is great for grown ups and kids alike. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to get up close & personal with the animals (the shark petting, the lorikeet feeding, etc.) as well as great information for adults about conservation in the world.

We especially like the Race the Cheetah activity--fun for 50 cents!!

The only real downside is that the food is really sub-par and is no bargain to boot.

Visited December 2012
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Chesterton, Indiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Winter day at the zoo”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

There were very few people and the animals loved the attention....it was so much better than I expected. No African animals because of the cold, but the dolphin show, desert house, and "big cats" were all available.

Visited February 2013
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Monticello, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Love this zoo!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Indy Zoo has a wide variety of animals in a clean and well laid out zoo. It is relatively flat, which is nice when pushing a stroller or little legs get tired. It seems like you walk more than you view animals in some zoos, but this one is very manageable and fairly compact, yet offers a lot to see.

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