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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Love this zoo!

This is a great zoo! It has a train ride, a log ride and a skyliner. I was kind of disappointed... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Cheryl B
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Three Oaks, Michigan
Super enjoyable

This place was very impressive. I had as much fun as any kid could have. Lions and tigers and no... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Austin T
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Chicago, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • 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
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a great zoo! It has a train ride, a log ride and a skyliner. I was kind of disappointed though that you were not able to see the animals very well from the rides. It is well laid out. Did not see an...More

Thank Cheryl B
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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback, as it helps as we plan for future seasons. Your feedback will be shared with the proper management teams. Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place was very impressive. I had as much fun as any kid could have. Lions and tigers and no bears...but giraffes! A lot of room for the animals...(open fields) they also had a petting goat area...the kid section. Definitely would recommend if thinking about...More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your feedback. Our staff takes pride in making sure our animals are taken care of and the zoo itself is maintained. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is great. There is something for everyone. They keep improving it and making it better and better. I love the orangutans. It's a great place to spend the day.

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Our staff takes pride in making sure our animals are well taken care of and the zoo itself is maintained. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a wonderdul place to bring friends from out of toen. The childrens zoo has quite a few different animals. There is plenty to do there and experience as well. If you want food there are 2 restaurants to try thought just a...More

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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

We appreciate your feedback, as it helps in planning for future seasons. Many of our guests love our proximity to Franke Park and enjoy family picnics while at the zoo. It is a great alternate lunch option. Thank you for your review of the Fort...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have been to zoo many, many times. It's one of the best in the US, but if you want to see animals, you need to make sure the animals are out. Otherwise, it's just a lot of walking. There are several different rides. We...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is not just for kids. The zoo has many unusual animals. They are easy to view and some interact with visitors. The zoo is well designed. We did one half in the morning, left to have lunch, then visited the...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is our go to place when we have the wee ones and they have lots of energy to run off. The petting area is where they like to go but watch those goats, they will run you over. Wonderful locations within the park to...More

Thank Margaret S
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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The Indiana family farm is a great place to take the kids for a hands on animal experience. Be sure to check out our crocodile creek in our new Australian Adventure, where the kids can burn...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love the overall layout of the zoo. My favorite exhibits were the giraffes and the walkabout. The giraffes come right up to the observation deck and get close enough to eat from your hands. The walkabout lets you get close, but not too close,...More

1  Thank Cali_born2016
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FortWayneZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The giraffes and the kangaroo walkabout are two of our most popular exhibits. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The zoo is so wonderful. They are constantly upgrading it and changing it to be different and exciting. The number of events they hold each year is also truly impressive! It really is an asset to our community and definitely a place I recommend all...More

2  Thank Chadi B
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Friendly zoo, just the right size especially for kids. The train was a favorite with my young nieces and nephews. The exhibits are clean and have a natural environment feel to them. We had a fun time here.More

1  Thank Janel P
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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We make the most of our space and facility, and try to make sure all areas of the facility feel part of the experience. We're glad that you had fun on the train with...More

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Allison0824
21 October 2017|
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Yes you can always bring water bottles or juice bottles. Hope you enjoyed Wild Zoo Halloween.
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2 July 2017|
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I find that the animals as a whole are pretty active first thing in the morning and then again late afternoon. Our summer theme is the Zoo comes Alive after 5 - and it's true. Just like many of your pets afternoon means... More
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The cost of admission is $10 for children to age 18 and $14 for adults. We do not have a military discount - we held a military appreciation day on Flag Day, June 14 with free admission for all retired and current... More
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