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Indianapolis Zoo

#10 of 172 things to do in Indianapolis Features Animals
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
+1 317-630-2001
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Great escape for a day in Indianapolis

The weather was great and that always helps when you do an outdoor activity. Good variety of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara B
Naples, Florida
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Intended to spend all day at the zoo and adjacent gardens, but... The sky ride was running but not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
+1 317-630-2001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The weather was great and that always helps when you do an outdoor activity. Good variety of animals. We did feel some of the cages were a little on the small side. Also, that poor orangutan doesn't even have 1 natural tree in its enclosure....More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Intended to spend all day at the zoo and adjacent gardens, but... The sky ride was running but not allowing passengers. There were no orangutans out climbing on their giant elevated playground and not a single Macaw in sight. Perhaps the very loud power washer...More

Thank Kateofyummyfunfood
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Indy for the race and had a morning left so we decided to check out the Zoo. it was great the kids had fun while the adults walked and talked

Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took 3 of our kids here during summer break. We had a really good time. This is one of my favorite zoos. The bird room was one of our favorite spots. We also loved the Polar Bear and the Orangutan. So...More

Thank ehprice
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the better Zoos we've been too. Easy layout with showtimes staggered so you can get to them in a good flow through the zoo...not having to run from area to area to see special shows There is great landscaping and we enjoyed our...More

Thank mtoutdoor
Reviewed 6 days ago

After much deliberation and disappointments of 2 other choices for an outing on Father's Day we decided to go to the zoo. Had a fabulous time. My husband had never gotten to enjoy the dolphin show before so we made sure we went to it....More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this zoo enjoyed everything about it the granddaughters favorite part was when they seen the sea lion show

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Indianapolis Zoo is located just West of downtown within the city limits. Even though it is a smaller zoo it offers a variety of animals to see. Perfect for small children to spent several hours walking around. It has an ariel ride over the...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone had a great time and did not want to leave. They appeared to be in expansion mode. Several encoders had "coming soon" signs. The day was very hot so many of the animals were hidden in the shade.

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared for a pricey zoo visit. We were surprised that the basic entry fee was around $26 plus $10 for parking the car. You do get to see the zoo and dolphin show for that price. You can also upgrade to see the aquarium...More

Thank Dasha O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed at this zoo? Are there any areas where they are not?
30 May 2017|
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Response from LakeLady4700 | Reviewed this property |
Per the Zoo's website, only service animals are allowed.
Are dogs allowed at the zoo? Is there a certain area where they are not?
30 May 2017|
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Response from Louis S | Reviewed this property |
The above is correct. Only service dogs are allowed at the zoo. One of the main reasons is for the safety of the zoo animals.
Does the indianapolis zoo have free wifi
3 May 2017|
Response from KEVIN B | Reviewed this property |
Yes .. It is a fantastic zoo ... Enjoy!