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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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Family outing

We visited Christmas at the Zoo with our sons family. It was beautifully decorated. There were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrea H
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Zionsville, Indiana
Great place to go

We had a great time. The kids loved the animals and the roller coaster. The skyline is super cool... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Teresa K
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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%
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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Christmas at the Zoo with our sons family. It was beautifully decorated. There were some animals that are not active at night. But the decorations more than made up for it. I recommend a visit anytime, however Christmas time is special.

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. The kids loved the animals and the roller coaster. The skyline is super cool. Didn't get to ride the train, but I'm sure it's fantastic too.

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This zoo is too small for the large admission price. However I do see that they are making some much needed updates and improvements. One that you haven’t touch yet is the oceans exhibit. This really needs an overhaul. Very old and not very much...More

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many things to do, so plan your route if you are able to so you won't miss anything! Food is a little pricey in my opinion, but there are picnic tables outside the grounds. Petting the sharks is always a favorite as...More

Thank tbradburn
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent half a day here. It was raining on and off so there were no crowds and we got through everything pretty quickly. Decent zoo. Not the best we've been to, not the worst. Some of the enclosures seemed a bit small for the...More

Thank UF_RX_1999
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took 3 children and they were excited to see the animals. It cost 98$ to get into the Zoo and everything in the zoo requires more money! Bought a gift and was told I could buy a bag. They are not free! Not worth...More

1  Thank pritchie123
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I bought tickets for the zoo to see the dolphin exhibit. Reserved tickets. Decided to use the restroom since there were 10 minutes left before the show. They closed the area 5 minutes before the show and said sorry F you to anyone that showed...More

Thank ILRevolver
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This as the last place I got to visit before leaving Indiana and this time my hubby joined me. So I saved the best for last. The zoo covers 64 acres with about 3800 animals representing 320 species. The are accredited by the AZA and...More

Thank Sburris65
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dolphin show is nice. The zoo is older and has small areas for animals. Good place to take kids if your local. Not a zoo for zoo affectionados.

1  Thank JeffFromMaine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spreadout, but very much more natural as you can get in Indiana. The prices are reasonable and the staff is eager help you out.

1  Thank hawkeye_2000
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am03rn
June 17, 2018|
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Response from AvonIN | Reviewed this property |
All year around. The facility is indoors, weatherproof!
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Zippyzappy101
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Strawberi50 | Reviewed this property |
Probably so....I had a coupon that I had to show so you will probably be asked to show proof or receipt. I'm not sure but would advise you to have it with you just in case they require it..
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Tauby G
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Strawberi50 | Reviewed this property |
They were not running when we visited but I called them and this is what they told me. You can pay $3.00 per ride or buy a pass for $10.00 which would give you unlimited rides and have access to some of the animal feeds... More
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