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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

#1 of 57 things to do in Fort Wayne Features Animals
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Very fun

Love !! We go every summer & enjoy it every time ! Best for younger children , maybe 12& under... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
britmorg
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Lima, Ohio
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Fun for all ages

Nice, clean zoo. Kids loved the pony rides. The animals are active. Peacocks walk around the zoo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_Georgiank1
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love !! We go every summer & enjoy it every time ! Best for younger children , maybe 12& under ! Plenty to see & do !

Thank britmorg
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind review. We also see lots of teens on dates here at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, clean zoo. Kids loved the pony rides. The animals are active. Peacocks walk around the zoo and the kids enjoyed being so close to them. We visit several times in the summer.

Thank _Georgiank1
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice review. Remember the Zoo comes alive after 5 with extended hours until 7 pm. It's a great time to visit this summer.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is as good a children's zoo as there is anywhere. Excellent displays, a petting zoo, a train ride, feed giraffes - Nothing not to like here.

1  Thank DavidLRollins
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks David - we love our guests and are so glad our experience was great. We hope you will visit us again this summer - don't forget the Zoo Comes Alive After 5 this summer with extended hours until 7 pm (last admission).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. Not just a petting zoo, like the name might imply. We would return. Mixed sun and shade.

Thank Richard C
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Richard. We agree - not just a petting zoo with over 1000 animals at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. A great place for kids of all ages. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised how nice the Fort Wayne Children's zoo really is. My grandkids always enjoy going. It's clean and well maintained.

1  Thank jkutianski1
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so very much for the kind review. We hope you and your grandkids will visit us again this season - The Zoo Comes Alive After 5 with extended hours until 7 pm daily.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to this zoo. For being a relatively small city, it is a great zoo. I especially love going to the petting zoo or feeding the giraffes. They have a good variety of animals and interactive activities for kids. They are always making...More

Thank Alyssa S
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Alyssa. We are so glad you visit us often. I hope that means you have a zoo membership. If you visit more than 1 time per year it nearly pays for itself, plus the other perks that members receive. You can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm t was a great place to visit and it was very kid friendly. My grandson who is 6 months old loved the animals.

1  Thank Mandapanda83
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the kind review and we are thrilled that your grandson loved the zoo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live locally and visit the FW Zoo 2-3 times per month (with our zoo pass). It is a beautiful and quaint zoo. Easy to view and trek the whole zoo in a few hours. Staff is courteous and helpful and exhibits are easy to...More

Thank jenrn1983
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you - we hope you can visit us during our extended hours for the rest of the summer - The Zoo Comes Alive after 5.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during a four night stay in Fort Wayne. Our son had just graduated from University and we wanted a half day activity to do with him. Although he had been in Fort Wayne for three years, this was his first visit and although we...More

1  Thank Angela J
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind review. Finally the weather has warmed up enough that all the animals are in their summer exhibit space. We hope you will plan to come see us again when you are in the states. Congrats to your son on his...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drive 3 hours to visit Black Pine Sanctuary and Ft Wayne Zoo. Visited with children 8 and 5. Cost $48. Carousel, boat ride, pony rides, train will cost you $2-5 per person extra per ride. They may have a better package but we weren't offered....More

1  Thank Etonian30
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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pattythomas53
Is there motorized carts at zoo
17 June 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
No we don't rent electric carts at the zoo. You can have one delivered and we will hold it for your arrival if you rent one elsewhere. We do have regular wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis free of... More
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Cassandra M
I'm planning a visit. Am I allowed to bring my dog?
10 June 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Only service dogs are allowed in the zoo.
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Brandy B
Planning a trip can we have a picnic in the zoo with our own food and are strollers ok?
24 May 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Yes! Outside food and drinks are allowed, and there are several spaces both inside and outside the zoo for picnic areas. Strollers are welcome, and we even have stroller rentals available if you don't have one of your own.
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