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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
+1 260-427-6800
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Great Fort Wayne attraction

Great place for kids & adults alike. This zoo is both entertaining & educational. Plenty of zoo... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike M
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Orange Beach, Alabama
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Zoo has several areas under construction. One thing added is an area on the train for children... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
F1145GJsandrab
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Fort Wayne, In
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (59 reviews)
“sky ride” (49 reviews)
“log ride” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for kids & adults alike. This zoo is both entertaining & educational. Plenty of zoo staff around the grounds to explain different exhibits, give directions, help with feeding some of the animals. There are snacks, drinks, souvenirs, train rides, up in the air...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Zoo has several areas under construction. One thing added is an area on the train for children in walkers or small wheelchairs so those that are challenged can go on train. Enjoyed the day.More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review - we were so excited to unveil our new accessible train car this spring. And we can't wait for our new Monkey Island and North American River Otter exhibit that is under construction this season. We think our youngest guests are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was expecting something somewhat small. After asking someone local how long it took to see everything, and them responding "2hours if you go fast, 4 hours if you take your time." It took us 3 hours, and that was running through. I probably could...More

Thank Kayla L
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kayla - thank you so much for the kind review. We love when guests are surprised with the size and animals here at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Here's hoping you and your family will visit us again very soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love Fort Wayne children’s zoo. This is our 2nd year being members and we definitely do not regret it. A word for the wise, late afternoons are much less busy than the mornings!More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review and yes late afternoons into the evening is a great time to visit. The Zoo Comes Alive After 5 - our animals tend to be more active as the day draws to an end and I hear that sometimes Bahati and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best Zoo, a must visit if visiting the Fort! My three daughters and I visit the zoo a few times month!More

Thank Michelle H
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Michelle - I'm going to guess that you have a family membership! If you live near the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo or plan to visit more than a couple of times during the season - then the family membership is a must have. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this zoo more than the Indy zoo! I go every year. It’s beautiful, fun and different. They have different areas with themed countries. I LOVE the Indonesian rainforest. They have birds running around. Australia is another great one. They have a fun log...More

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

Thank you Aubrie H!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is GREAT for kids!! We all had a really fun time and I would definitely come here again. There is just something about the way this zoo is organized and arranged and how the exhibits are set up... this place is so well...More

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

Thank you for the incredible review! Feeding the giraffe is always a guest favorite and the giraffe love it too. Hope you get a chance to visit us again soon and especially during our extended hours - the Zoo Comes Alive After Five - last...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great variety of animals, log ride and train rides are popular family activities. pony rides and goat petting zoo. great family activity. love it, we go many times through out the season. seasonal zoo passes offer discounts to other midwest zoos. discounts on grandparent season...More

Thank phillytrish7475
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review - you definitely mentioned guest favorites. I would also include feeding the giraffe, touching a stingray and even brushing a goat for additional family fun. So glad you join us many times throughout the season! Remember the Zoo Comes Alive...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite zoos. There is something for everyone of all ages. There are rides, animals to pet.

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We love being one of your favorite zoos. Thanks for spreading the word :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I think children's zoo I think small and petting zoo with barnyard animals. Well yes there is the barnyard section for that but this is a zoo that an adult can like. Great exhibits great facilities. Fun log ride to go on. Love this...More

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

Thank you so much for the review!

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mandy3011
9 June 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
I just verified this information and if you walk the path throughout the entire zoo you are only walking about 1.3 miles. Enjoy your walk!
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James C
10 May 2018|
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The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and its employees will gladly provide reasonable accommodations to guests with disabilities. Guests and service animals are welcome in public areas of the zoo, except for those noted below as... More
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Brittney R
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Pay the regular adult price.
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