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Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo

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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 630-2001
https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/
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Whether traveling with children or just indulging the child that lives in all of us, visiting the Indianapolis Zoo thrills you with its extraordinary collection of animals and exhibits. Opened in ... Read more
1964, the zoo attracts more than a million people a year. Organized to display animals with common habitats, it features rare animals such as reticulated giraffes, red pandas, Amur tigers and Guinea baboons. The Indianapolis Zoo also exhibits a wide variety of oceanic creatures, including King penguins, moon jellyfish and Pacific walrus. Perhaps most thrilling of all, the Indianapolis Zoo remains the only zoo in the United States that allows visitors to swim with trained bottlenose dolphins.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

A great zoo. Lots of different animals. Really fun in the summer but they also have Christmas at the zoo in the winter!

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Bargersville, Indiana, USA

The zoo is a very nice family activity. I enjoy the adjacent year round botantical garden.

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Local from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Located downtown in White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo is a 64-acre accredited zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. Since opening in 1964, the zoo takes pride in providing year-round and lifelong recreational learning experiences for its more than 1 million annual visitors and instilling in them a sense of stewardship for Earth's plants and animals. The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

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Trafalgar, Indiana

A small zoo, but very clean and well laid out. It is perfect for younger kids who enjoy seeing different animals but don't have the stamina for an all day visit. You can easily make a half day trip and feel you have received your money's worth, yet you can also take a full day and really see all the different exhibits. Don't expect to see 500 different species, but you can expect to see the major groups.

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Rugby, United Kingdom

Great day out for young families - lots to do outside so if you're going in summer make sure to go early before it heats up!

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Ocean Beach California

I enjoyed this zoo. They have such a nice variety and easy to see and enjoy it all. Everything from Tigers to Sharks.

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Kansas City, Missouri

Great zoo. You get really close views of the giraffe and rhino. When we were there we got to pet dog sharks and touch a hedgehog. The dolphin show was very good.

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Carmel, Indiana

Very fun place to go. Lots if variety of animals, great walkways, benches, and shade to make the expedition that much more enjoyable. Lots of photo ops. Enough to do for 3 hours and then more if you want to revisit areas. We doesn't half the day here breaking for lunch, revisiting areas for more pictures a and reading info about the animals. Fun for adults too! It was just me and my husband. Neat items in gift shop also. Easy to find in Indy. Near beautiful canal district also.

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Shelbyville, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis Indiana zoo and with my best friend for ever Shawna Smith

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The zoo is a great place for family fun and outing adventures.

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West Chicago, Illinois, USA

Love this place I really want to go back before it gets cold outside

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Burns, Kansas

Not the San Diego Zoo but a very nice place for a city this size.

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Local from Indianapolis, Indiana

So much fun!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

So fun! Definitely check out their website for tips on what to do!

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Noblesville

This zoo is one of the best I've been too. Great for families

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Anderson, Indiana

Check out the new orangutan exhibit.

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Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Nice little zoo. Well worth a morning or an afternoon trip.

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Fort Wayne

Not far from the heart of downtown a great attraction for the kids!

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Michigan City, Indiana

An easy 90 minute drive gets you to one of the neatest zoos around.

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Local from Indianapolis, Indiana

The dolphin show is great, especially on hot days

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