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Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

17 Reviews for Indianapolis Zoo

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Petsyshay
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January 23 2013
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"Love this Zoo"

Great Zoo, My Daughter and I have a great time there. She was 9 months when she first went and loved all the animals.
Clean and friendly and so much to see and do.
We love the Dolphin show and the African Plains!
Love the people too, very kind and helpful!
We make sure we go at least once a year!

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Mamejane
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April 17 2012
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"A Great Day!"

This zoo is fantastic for children under 12.
There is a small water park area for small children and the
Animal exhibits are very nice and exciting to explore.
This is not the San Diego Zoo, so don't compare, however,
this place has a lot for everyone. The dolphin show is fun.
Go during Christmas at the Zoo - everything is lit up!

September 03 2011
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"Indianapolis Zoo"

My daughter and I enjoyed the Indianapolis Zoo so much! She was one at the time and loved every minute of it! The Zoo has all the animals you would hope to see. Plus, a lovely garden area and a butterfly exhibit. Definitely plan to take along your strollers for your young children, as there is MUCH to see and do and little legs will get tired rather easily I am sure. Her favorite animals to see were the elephants, flamingos, fish, and giraffes! I cannot wait to make another trip now that my son has joined our family! It is a great day trip to take with your family!

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January 15 2011
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"Wonderful Day"

We have been to the Indianapolis Zoo several times and my daughter loves it just as much as the time before!  The animal displays are fabulous and the touring displays are usually very good.  There is a wonderful playground for kids to work off additional energy and the food court is quite reasonable.  The dolphin show is always popular and the aquarium is especially fun.  We loved being able to pet the dog sharks!  This is a fun trip for kids of any age!

January 10 2011
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"Indianapolis Zoo"

This zoo is great for the whole family.  Interesting things for all ages to do.  In the summer they have a great splash area for the kids to run around on and take a break from a hot day.  Definitely worth buying the membership if you live close to it.  I do and love going there and parking and walking along the canals in Indy or having a picnic with friends.  The zoo has a great dolphin show and many other neat things for kids to do.  

January 10 2011
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"Easy to see in a day"

While this is a nice zoo, it isn't huge, and doesn't have a huge assortment of animals. We have very young children, so the size of the zoo is great for us. We can see everything without the kids getting too worn out. The dolphin show is great, and my almost 3 year old loves the aquarium, and petting the sharks. The habitats are big and well maintained. It's a little pricey, but we go at least once a year, and always enjoy it.

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Casey King
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January 10 2011
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"Great"

This is a great place to go in the summer or early fall.  You cant help but to fall in love with the animals and your children's impressions of them.  Discount tickets are always available if you search hard enough.  Parking is quite pricey though.  Lots of animals to see and plenty of fun food and shops to go to.  It does cost a bit but totally worth the fun

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jfenn
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January 10 2011
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"Great Place"

We try to take a road trip to this zoo at least once a year. My 3 year old daughter loves looking at different kinds of animals. It's always fun to see what different zoos have to do. You can spend a great family day (or weekend) here and just enjoy the sites!

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Immik665
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January 10 2011
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"Great zoo"

We really enjoyed our time at the Indianapolis Zoo, even though was during one of the hottest days of summer. we really enjoyed and would recommend the dolphin show. It's free and was packed (although after seeing The Cove, I totally see dolphins in captivity in a different way). parking was packed and bring snacks as food is tough to find and expensive. Overall, a great zoo and experience!

January 10 2011
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"Great Day!"

The Indy Zoo has lots of displays to check out.  My older kids loved the activities that there were to do.  There favorite was when they got to run a race with a cheetah.  My little one loved that there were some animals that you could get up close to and even touch.  The only down side was food selection was limited the day we were there and it was kinda high priced but all places like this charge a lot.

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bdewees
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January 10 2011
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"Nice zoo"

This is a fairly nice zoo with plenty of family friendly activities.  The zoo train is fun to ride with the kids.  The parking is convenient but a little expensive.  The price of the admission to the zoo is a little high but cheaper if you are a member (you would have to live close to make membership worthwhile).

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Kinipela
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December 23 2010
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"Great dolphin show!!"

Their dolphin show is wonderful!  It was also a great break from the hot sun the day we went. The side of the walls of the tank are clear...the kids loved to watch the dolphins swim. This zoo is great because it's not huge...you won't get worn out from a lot of walking like most large zoo's. I hear they've added a water spray playground for the kids. We'll be hitting up this zoo again this year for sure!  

December 23 2010
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"Our Zoo"

Nice zoo,but not a zoo for a hot day. It doesn't have a lot of shade for the little ones. The food is also on the high side. I would bring your own lunch if your looking for healthy food. The gift shop is very nice with small items to large items.

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ask4poley
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December 23 2010
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"Spring is Best"

Beat the crowd by going in the Spring! We even got rained on a little our first time there but we certainly servived and its a day we still talk about! The Cafe is wonderful...delicious and reasonably priced for its convenience! Our children always have a wonderful time when we drive down for the weekend! Also, Carribean Cove Hotel has great packages for the childrens zoo and the museum! Check them out!

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merrilin
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December 23 2010
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"Great fun!"

one of the better zoos in the US.  Tons of animals to see, and there are giraffe feedings as well at certain times.  White river park is close by too.  And if the kids get tired of seeing animals, there is a small play area for them to play in.  There is also a train to ride as well.

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mom2mouse
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December 23 2010
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"My Favorite Zoo"

Love love this Zoo!  It is a great Zoo and is so clean.  The animals always seem really well taken care of.  There is a small train and small rides for younger children.  There are so many animals and things to do.  I love the fact that all the flower beds and gardens are always trimmed and taken care of.  It gives the zoo a great fun atmosphere!  

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December 23 2010
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"A nice little zoo"

The indinapolis zoo can't boast the variety of animals or cutting edge habitats of some of the big city zoos on the coasts, it is a nice little zoo.   All the staple favorites are here: giraffes, lions, tigers, zebras.  It is small enough that little legs won't get too tired.  
Be sure to get tickets for the dolphin show when you pay your entrance fee.  And don't miss the oceans pavillion where you can touch a shark. On hot days dress you kids in their swim suit as there is a nice little water play area near the cafeteria.
The cafeteria is typically expense and generic hamburgers etc.  We suggest you brown bag it - although you do have to eat outside the zoo grounds.  There is a small picnic area at the entrance.  Parking fills up quickly on summer weekends but at other times is adequate.

 
 

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