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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
+1 260-427-6800
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Amazing children Zoo

The Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo is a really great Zoo. It is rated as a top Childrens zoo in the... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
jmorlan2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne as a model zoo!

We always love the Fort Wayne zoo. They're always improving it, this year the outback and the ocean... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Susan B
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo is a really great Zoo. It is rated as a top Childrens zoo in the country. Always clean and workers are super friendly. there are a lot of variety of animals. Baby Giraffe was a highlight!

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! Our giraffe exhibit is one of our more popular exhibits. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We always love the Fort Wayne zoo. They're always improving it, this year the outback and the ocean reef. It's so well run and the perfect size for young family. I've heard it's a model for many smaller zoos across the country. It's just delightful!

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

We appreciate your feedback. Our staff takes great pride in ensuring our facility and animals are taken care of! Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo!

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

They have a great variety of animals from all over the world, as well as a few rides to enjoy with the family. If you're into aquatic life, they have a great indoor aquarium with tropical fish & smaller sharks. (No whales or dolphins, unfortunately)....More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo!

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great zoo, kid friendly and adult enjoyable. ..food little high...but nice day with families. Make your next stop children zoo. Was able to feed the giraffes.More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback, as it helps as we plan for future seasons. Many of our guests love our proximity to Franke Park and enjoy family picnics while at the zoo. It's a great alternative lunch option. Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Id never heard of this zoo before last month when we were looking for something to do that wasn't too far away and I came across all of the positive reviews for this place! This is called a "children's zoo" but it is a very...More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback, as it helps as we plan for future seasons. Many of our guests love to bring in coolers or backpacks with snacks while they are walking through the zoo. It makes it a great alternative snack option while in the...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a great zoo! It has a train ride, a log ride and a skyliner. I was kind of disappointed though that you were not able to see the animals very well from the rides. It is well laid out. Did not see an...More

Thank Cheryl B
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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback, as it helps as we plan for future seasons. Your feedback will be shared with the proper management teams. Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place was very impressive. I had as much fun as any kid could have. Lions and tigers and no bears...but giraffes! A lot of room for the animals...(open fields) they also had a petting goat area...the kid section. Definitely would recommend if thinking about...More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your feedback. Our staff takes pride in making sure our animals are taken care of and the zoo itself is maintained. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is great. There is something for everyone. They keep improving it and making it better and better. I love the orangutans. It's a great place to spend the day.

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Our staff takes pride in making sure our animals are well taken care of and the zoo itself is maintained. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a wonderdul place to bring friends from out of toen. The childrens zoo has quite a few different animals. There is plenty to do there and experience as well. If you want food there are 2 restaurants to try thought just a...More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

We appreciate your feedback, as it helps in planning for future seasons. Many of our guests love our proximity to Franke Park and enjoy family picnics while at the zoo. It is a great alternate lunch option. Thank you for your review of the Fort...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have been to zoo many, many times. It's one of the best in the US, but if you want to see animals, you need to make sure the animals are out. Otherwise, it's just a lot of walking. There are several different rides. We...More

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Allison0824
20 October 2017|
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Yes you can always bring water bottles or juice bottles. Hope you enjoyed Wild Zoo Halloween.
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Sandy45822
1 July 2017|
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I find that the animals as a whole are pretty active first thing in the morning and then again late afternoon. Our summer theme is the Zoo comes Alive after 5 - and it's true. Just like many of your pets afternoon means... More
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Karen B
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The cost of admission is $10 for children to age 18 and $14 for adults. We do not have a military discount - we held a military appreciation day on Flag Day, June 14 with free admission for all retired and current... More
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