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Washington Park Zoo

#6 of 32 things to do in Michigan City Features Animals
115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
+1 219-873-1510
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Great view

the animals were kept in too small of cages, nowhere for the large cat family to run. Most of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Great small zoo for young children and family.

Took my 9 month old Granddaughter to this zoo and it is perfect for little ones. It was the right... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune close to the lake, and is home to more than 200 animals. It is owned and operated by the City of Michigan City, Indiana.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
+1 219-873-1510
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Reviewed yesterday

the animals were kept in too small of cages, nowhere for the large cat family to run. Most of the pens didn't have adequate bedding, alot of fecus left in pens and flys were awful. I will not go again. I took pictures of the...More

Thank sportyhd13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my 9 month old Granddaughter to this zoo and it is perfect for little ones. It was the right size for. By the time we were done she was getting tired. Nice variety of animals. Right across the street from the Lake Michigan beach....More

Thank sherto
Reviewed 3 days ago

The zoo was larger than it looked from the outside. Nice variety of animals and easy to walk through. We didn't go in the tower but did ride the little train (a little pricey in my opinion but the kids loved it).

Thank Meli75
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Washington Park Zoo is great for families, especially those with small children. Just enough variety and hands-on experiences without being overwhelming. The Zoo is a terrific asset to this area!

2  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo has many but not all animals. No elephants or giraffes. It is easy to get around the zoo. The bird exhibit was excellent for little kids. You can cover the entire grounds in about 2 hours at a casual pace.

1  Thank Don D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 6 yr. Old grandson is helping me with the review and he said it was awesome! You can see the animals very well and the petting zoo was very good but the lama did spit! We were there about 2 hours and saw most...More

1  Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some reviews seem unfair. Yes, it's small. Yes, it's old. But they have a nice variety of animals and the place has charm. My young son really enjoyed himself.

2  Thank Jim723
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personally, I feel animals should be free to roam around in nature, then again without zoos some animals we'd never know they exist and enjoy. The Washington Park Zoo was AMAZING! My favorite moments are captured in my photos here but what resonated most with...More

1  Thank kambuaphoto
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular zoo people, visiting different ones every time we go on vacation. This was our first visit to WPZ and it was worth it. The price is reasonable for the small size. You are pretty close to most if the animals though much...More

1  Thank Titus T
Reviewed 13 July 2017

At only $7/adult and $6/child, it was well worth the cost. It is pretty small, but clean and has a nice variety of species. Don't miss all of the indoor exhibits! And take the time to follow the path to the tower! It's well worth...More

1  Thank schmidtmomto6
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5 September 2016|
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Response from Kendra S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure- I would call.
Lynne N
5 March 2016|
Response from gypsygirl31 | Reviewed this property |
April 1st from 10-4 is the first day per the website