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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6800
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted...

Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.

Our Mission:

Connecting kids and animals

Strengthening families,

Inspiring people to care.

The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.

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Fun and unique

Fort Wayne zoo is a great zoo! We have been to many zoos and I think ours is the best. Different exhibits and fun activities. I wish the train and hot ride went around the exhibit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Fort Wayne zoo is a great zoo! We have been to many zoos and I think ours is the best. Different exhibits and fun activities. I wish the train and hot ride went around the exhibit to see animals.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wonderful zoo with a good variety of animals, simple rides, and beautiful landscaping. Admission and concessions are fairly expensive.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've been coming here since I was a child and it NEVER disappoints. They take care of their animals, and offer such a variety to see. Great day for children of all ages. I have never had a bad experience.

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1 Thank Jennifer C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A terrific place to spend a day with the family. Very reasonable prices, if your local or regional I suggest a membership. Great animal exhibits that continue to be updated. In addition, other activities like the sky ride (ski lift ride), mini train and boat rides. Highly recommend.

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Wauseon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a seasonal zoo, and this year they closed officially on Oct. 9th. For three weekends ... they are doing a Wild Zoo Halloween event at the zoo. Admission is 5 dollars for everyone except infants, and if you add 4 dollars more, you will get treat coupons and a treat bag to collect some goodies on the Halloween... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a family tradition. I love taking my grandchildren to the zoo for a one on one time with Nana.

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so glad that the zoo provides a bonding experience for you and your grandchildren. Part of our mission here at the zoo is to strengthen families and it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job of making our mission a reality. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I'm originally from Philadelphia, home of the venerable Philadelphia Zoo... oldest in the nation. So that's a tough yard stick. But the Fort Wayne CHildren's Zoo measures up as a wonderful place to spend the day. This is a world-class experience.

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Bunker Hill, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is by far one of the best zoos in Indiana. It has a great flow and my children love all there is to see, do, and learn!

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

We here at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are so glad that you and your children have a wonderful time when you come visit us! We want to thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope you come back and see us next season to enjoy and learn about our new Tasmanian Devils and other exciting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My college student daughter and I needed a fun activity. The zoo fit the bill. We are enjoying the atmosphere and decorations. Wonderful gem in Ft. Wayne.

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks Stacey for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so glad that you and your daughter had an excellent time exploring our zoo. Our team works very hard to keep the zoo looking beautiful and clean. We will be sure to pass on your kind words. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Fun place, the variety of animals and the beautiful grounds make this a great place to visit. We try to go at least once a year

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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