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“Perfect small zoo.”
Review of Potawatomi Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo
Ranked #7 of 53 things to do in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Most of the time we head to the zoo in Fort Wayne which is much bigger. We thought we would head north and found this to be a cute little gem of a zoo that takes about half a day to do and gets you up close to many of the animals.

Thank mom71
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Really small Zoo. But it is clean and well laid out. Most of the animals seemed contented. Not the Anteater....It paced alot. This is a good added on to a visit to Notre Dame, Silver Hawks game or Amish Country. Columbus Zoo member an got a discount.

Thank Airbundy
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

clean and the selection of animals was very good. The staff were all very friendly. The park across the street is a nice place for a picnic.

Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had some extra time in SB and decided to take in the city zoo...what a nice surprise...The staff (including student volunteers) were very friendly and knowledgeable. The facility clean and well laid out. The animals seemed very well cared for. We were lucky enough to be near the lions when they woke up from a nap with tremendous roars which excited several other cages around the zoo...it was fun to just listen to the other animals perk up at the sound of the lions. A fun few hours with the family.

Thank Bev G
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Really bummed after taking two small children to this zoo. As usual, many animals were missing from their habitat. While I had planned a fun trip, the children were so unimpressed we made it through in one hour. We live in the area and go about every other year. Every year I hope for a an exciting day, but alas, the same boring zoo. The habitats are not attractive and the animals residing here are not the ones children hope to see. I understand small towns have small zoos, but Potowatomi is not worth the time. My daughter wanted to see the butterfly exhibit and since it was an additional charge I said "no." Did not want to spend more money and be be more disappointed.

Thank kihapmom
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