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Indianapolis Zoo

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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
+1 317-630-2001
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Not worth the money

I took 3 children and they were excited to see the animals. It cost 98$ to get into the Zoo and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pritchie123
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Don’t waste your time

I bought tickets for the zoo to see the dolphin exhibit. Reserved tickets. Decided to use the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ILRevolver
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Home to over 2,000 animals and Indiana's largest aquarium, this 64-acre zoo has lions, elephants and other wild animals roaming through natural settings. A special petting area allows children to touch, but not feed, the tamer animals. There's also the world's largest enclosed dolphin show and a roller-coaster for all ages to enjoy.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took 3 children and they were excited to see the animals. It cost 98$ to get into the Zoo and everything in the zoo requires more money! Bought a gift and was told I could buy a bag. They are not free! Not worth...More

1  Thank pritchie123
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I bought tickets for the zoo to see the dolphin exhibit. Reserved tickets. Decided to use the restroom since there were 10 minutes left before the show. They closed the area 5 minutes before the show and said sorry F you to anyone that showed...More

Thank ILRevolver
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This as the last place I got to visit before leaving Indiana and this time my hubby joined me. So I saved the best for last. The zoo covers 64 acres with about 3800 animals representing 320 species. The are accredited by the AZA and...More

Thank Sburris65
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dolphin show is nice. The zoo is older and has small areas for animals. Good place to take kids if your local. Not a zoo for zoo affectionados.

1  Thank JeffFromMaine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spreadout, but very much more natural as you can get in Indiana. The prices are reasonable and the staff is eager help you out.

1  Thank hawkeye_2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven’t made it to the Indy Zoo recently, you may be surprised at how they keep improving it with additional wild animals and other of exhibits. I was not able to spend enough time here today in order to thoroughly examine each of...More

Thank AvonIN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a day here with my 5 & 2 year old. Tons to see & do! Feeding the flamingos is a very unique experience the kids loved. You can also feed the giraffes and pet sharks. Lots of opportunities to watch the zoo keepers interact...More

Thank AubsAndSean
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised. The zoo had a good variety of animals and viewing areas. My daughter loved the penguins. Worth a return trip.

Thank Traveler76AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was visiting Indianapolis and this was a great attraction. The zoo was well laid out and clean. We got there right away when it opened and were able to park up front and see a lot of the zoo by lunch time. My...More

Thank lahanson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got off the airplane and didn’t feel like checking in at the hotel so I decided to visit the zoo even though it was only a few hours before closing. I was super glad. The animals were amazing and extremely interesting to watch. I...More

Thank Della J
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am03rn
18 June 2018|
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Response from 656kate | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know it is. I have never been there without it going on. It is indoors.
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Zippyzappy101
31 May 2018|
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Response from Strawberi50 | Reviewed this property |
Probably so....I had a coupon that I had to show so you will probably be asked to show proof or receipt. I'm not sure but would advise you to have it with you just in case they require it..
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Tauby G
4 May 2018|
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Response from Strawberi50 | Reviewed this property |
They were not running when we visited but I called them and this is what they told me. You can pay $3.00 per ride or buy a pass for $10.00 which would give you unlimited rides and have access to some of the animal feeds... More
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