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Indianapolis Zoo

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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
+1 317-630-2001
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Nice zoo but not many animals around in the winter

It was reasonable, especially w a free dolphin show, but 7 bucks for parking was a bit of a Jesse... read more

Reviewed yesterday
flizzer
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Great time!!

This was a small get away trip for my husband and I. We visited the zoo the day after... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenifer T
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was reasonable, especially w a free dolphin show, but 7 bucks for parking was a bit of a Jesse James. Food court food for kids was pretty lousy, but the chicken noodle soup tasted homemade.

Thank flizzer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a small get away trip for my husband and I. We visited the zoo the day after Thanksgiving. Beautiful day and really not crowded. Clean and beautiful Zoo. Highly recommended!

Thank Jenifer T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in February and it was still awesome. We got there just in time to see the dolphin show - amazing. Also, make sure you check out the orangutan exhibit. I've never been face-to-face with an orangutan before. It was such a cool experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family just fell in love with this zoo it offers so much for everyone .we went to the Christmas with Santa and the lights. And then to top all that fun the shows and food the train and the animals and oh my the...More

Thank deborahdY2385TY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great zoo that is fun for the whole family! Friendly staff, wonderful areas for the animals and so much to see and do!

Thank Chebs61
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Indianapolis Zoo is great for kids, families, and even couples. As a child I came here for field trips, as an adult I did Zoo Boo / Christmas at the Zoo, and when I have children I'll take them too. Great exhibits, tidy facility,...More

1  Thank Cara W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are an abundance of animals on display at all times. The exhibits are very viewer friendly. There are many different things for children to stay entertained. Food options are plentiful. This is just a great place to spend a day.

Thank roger h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has had a zoo pass for the last 5 years and I've taken my children here several times each month. Even when the weather is chilly, there are several indoor exhibits: Oceans, Desert, and the Orangatan area. You can bring in your own...More

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Have lived this zoo for many years. The admission is reasonable because it get access to the gardens as well. The animal displays are very nice and natural. They only display I did not like was the orangutans display. It just doesn’t seem as it...More

Thank jadidvm
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We love to go to the zoo, even now when my daughter is a teenager. There is a huge variety of activity, from outdoor landscapes for the big animals to a terrific underwater aquarium. There are sharks to pet, a train ride to enjoy, snacks...More

Thank 656kate
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debinky2
21 December 2017|
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Response from travellinteacher | Reviewed this property |
Best to arrive late afternoon to see the animals and avoid the crowds. But you'll want to be there for at least an hour after dark to get the full effect of the lights.
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samwitholdschool
30 May 2017|
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Response from LakeLady4700 | Reviewed this property |
Per the Zoo's website, only service animals are allowed.
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samwitholdschool
30 May 2017|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea. Sorry
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