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“Great zoo:)”
Review of Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo
Ranked #26 of 127 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Let me start by saying no this is not Cincinnati or San Diego ...I didn't go to indy expected it to look like New York either so ...I enjoyed this zoo...loved petting the sharks and feeding the birds...very family friendly. Just big enough to spend day and take it at a slow pace...wasn't that crowded due to things going on a victory field which was a plus...my 15 month old was occupied without being over whelmed. Plan on visiting again when orangutans arrive:)

Thank SAliaj
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

There is a large array of things to do. And home of the worlds only dolphin dome. Inside shows are preformed feturing dolphins jumping 20 ft. above the water. If you have young children you should go.

Thank Claire W
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

It is in walking distance from most of the hotels downtown which was nice. The zoo was very busy the Saturday that we went but it didn't stop us from seeing all the exhibits. Almost all of the animals were out even though it was fairly hot. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Food is overpriced but that is to be expected.

Thank Lauralee1391
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a nice, clean little zoo with helpful and friendly staff. Admission is on par with other zoos we've visited. We really liked the animal enclosures and the overall quaint feel of the grounds. On the day we attended, the heat index was over 100°, but there were plenty of air conditioned buildings/exhibits to take refuge in when needed.
The kids enjoyed the dolphin show, the meerkats, and, of course, the giraffes.
We are spoiled by the fact that we live not far from the Columbus Zoo and attend a couple times a year. The Indianapolis Zoo doesn't really compare, but is still a nice, little zoo and we enjoyed it.

Thank Deron J
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I love the fact that they have the beautiful brown lions. I would make it a point to visit while in Plainfield for this experience alone.

Thank April C
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