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Address: 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number:
+1 317-630-2001
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09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo...

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.

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Christmas Lights at the zoo

Visiting the zooart Christmas had become a tradition of sorts for our family. The lights are great; although you should not expect to see many if the animals.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin V
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Kempton, IN
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Bloomington, Indiana
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great family visit, and the orangutan exhibit may be the best in the world. Compact and easy to get around. Good food and great atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a friend from Mexico who had never seen a zoo. We enjoyed the clean atmosphere with wonderful landscapes and great views of the animals. Disappointed that it closed so early. Also a bit pricey

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Greencastle, Indiana
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice zoo but very expensive to get in plus parking , if it weren't membership we wouldn't visit very much

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Kempton, IN
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the zooart Christmas had become a tradition of sorts for our family. The lights are great; although you should not expect to see many if the animals.

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Thank Kevin V
Alges, Portugal
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Indianapolis zoo is very poor. If you want to see a real zoo please pick another city. You should not prioritize the infianapolis zoo for a visit

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Linn, Missouri
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from the St Louis area we are used to having an awesome, free zoo at our disposal. Curious about what the zoo would be like here we decided to drop in early evening and then stay for the zoo lights - which are included in the price. Think it's a bit crazy that you pay to park when you... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The membership is great about 7 months of the year but the rest of the year, it's not worth it. It's either too hot or too cold. I also don't think members should have to pay for extras. It's already expensive enough.

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Thank motherof22017
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Annual family tradition is Christmas at the Zoo. We love the lights and the holiday decorations. Highly recommend to anyone that loves holidays.

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Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the dolphin show it was very fun, and is included with your regular ticket purchase. Also the garden areas are beautiful. It is a great place to go no matter what the season is!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas at the Zoo was beautiful. Very active animals. Gorgeous lights. Delicious snacks. Friendly staff. Dolphin show was awesome!

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