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Washington Park Zoo

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115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
+1 219-873-1510
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Zoo day are special

My daughter loves the zoo. The last time we went was for boo at at the zoo. It's a blast. The candy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jamie2630
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LaPorte, Indiana
Zoo Visit

Small but very nice local Zoo.I am local to this Zoo so i have been able to enjoy it for many... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
robbins1234
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Michigan City, Indiana
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The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune close to the lake, and is home to more than 200 animals. It is owned and operated by the City of Michigan City, Indiana.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
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+1 219-873-1510
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"observation tower"
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"washington park"
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"across the street"
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"small children"
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"white tiger"
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"animal enclosures"
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"gift shop"
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"worth the climb"
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"weekend trip"
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"bird feeding"
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"otter exhibit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter loves the zoo. The last time we went was for boo at at the zoo. It's a blast. The candy and costumes are always a hit.

Thank Jamie2630
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Small but very nice local Zoo.I am local to this Zoo so i have been able to enjoy it for many years. as part of the Washington park and lake Michigan shoreline it makes for a very enjoyable day.

Thank robbins1234
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

been going to this zoo since 1955, a wonderful experience of old school zoo's. It could use some updating and I'm sure some big donations would be well received. A fun day especially for the children. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank StephandDave007
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Washington Zoo is a small zoo with a variety of animals. It is a great place for families with young children to visit. There was ample parking in a convenient location.

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Was shocked and very pleased at the free entry and loved seeing the panda’s and orangoutangs. Loved how the animals were all covered in enclosures although a bit smelly. Could imagine it to be worse in the height of summer. Spaced out and mostly downhill...More

1  Thank seagull021
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

My husband and I visited the zoo recently and enjoyed strolling around the well landscaped area. Its been many years since we visited the zoo and there seem to be many upgrades. There are some quite steep inclines to walk, but there are ways to...More

Thank Kadie O
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the zoo that we contemplated returning the next day. With over 70 animals and a huge observation tower you will be hard pressed to know find something to love about this small but mighty zoo. They have a petting zoo...More

1  Thank Kara E
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If your looking for something to do on a nice day this zoo hits the target it's not a large zoo but it has assorted amimals. And they do not charge an arm and leg $7.00 for adult. They have a cafe which is also...More

1  Thank wltgl
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the zoo around 3:30 and were told the zoo closed at 3 that day (a Saturday), but the website said it was open until 5. Disappointing as it looked like it would be a fun zoo. Went to the beach instead across...More

1  Thank Shannon E
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Very disappointed that was not allowed to use my tripod for my camera. Paid to get in and then once I was in was told I couldn't use my tripod. So I asked for a refund and was asked the reason why? Duh! Will not...More

Thank Scott T
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April 1st from 10-4 is the first day per the website
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