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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Excellent Zoo for the money and town

Excellent Zoo and always improving! A must see for children. Lots of animals and your able to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
982alg
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Amazing Zoo

I have never been to such a wonderful Zoo as this one. The different areas that they have, things... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patty R
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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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...more
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent Zoo and always improving! A must see for children. Lots of animals and your able to see them in their enclosures. Some zoos you can't see the animals, not the case here!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have never been to such a wonderful Zoo as this one. The different areas that they have, things for kids to do, it is just amazing! My grandson loves the petting zoo area, the train, and riding the ponies! And watching those penguis, and...More

Thank Patty R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew Ft Wayne had a zoo but had no idea until this year how wonderful it was! It’s a perfect size for young children and seniors! I think we walked about 3 Miles at a nice leisurely pace! Great food at each section! For...More

Thank 302maym
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for the great review and 5 star rating. We hope you will visit us again next season!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The animals are all in natural environments and maybe that’s why they rate it as a top zoo but there wasn’t much there. The giraffes did not come out to feed and so that was one of the big losses. The petting of the stingrays...More

Thank greeksforjesus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children and now my grand children just love the zoo. One is able to get close to the different animals and see them in a natural habitat. We have always had an enjoyable time and where members when our kids were young.

Thank ddx4
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks ddx4 - we really appreciate you helping us fulfill our mission of connecting kids and animals; strengthening families; and inspiring people to care. We hope you get a chance to visit us in 2019.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo was under construction. The animals were visible. beautiful leopard and red panda's. For the most part a typical zoo. Parking walk was long.More

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

So sorry we disappointed you with your zoo visit - we like to think we have a large array of awe-inspiring animals that you can't see as many other zoos like the Komodo dragon, Tasmanian devils, Javan gibbons and Amur Leopard to name just a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I often brag to out-of-town friends and relatives how wonderful the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is. Honestly, I think they might be limiting themselves by including the word "Children", as it is a wonderful zoo for all ages. I love the fact that, after living...More

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

Thank you Sandi. We like having Children in our name because we think our Awe-Inspiring Animals bring the child out in each of us regardless of our age. Thanks for spreading the word on our Zoo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because it is called a children’s zoo I was hesitant, but I was completely blown away and so pleasantly surprised! This zoo is by far one of my favorite zoos I’ve been to! We go to a zoo in all the new places we visit...More

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

Thanks so very much for the awesome review! We can't wait to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I may be biased, but I just love our zoo! It really is easy to see why it is one of the top rated in the country. I think they’ve done a great job maintaining a natural environment in the exhibits for the animals. I...More

Thank DS0105
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for the awesome recommendation and review of our zoo. Halloween is just around the corner and here's hoping we get to see you one last time in 2018.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is very well maintained, well staffed and is absolutely great. The rides, animals with free roaming space, rainforest area and everything else is worth your time. We enjoyed it tremendously

Thank Naz S
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will get a chance to visit us again soon.

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Jenny V
8 August 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Children's Zoo has always been a part of our name and we are proud to be called a children's zoo. What that title means to us is viewing windows low enough for little one, hands on animals experiences even the youngest... More
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Ali G
11 July 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo can be great any day and the guest count tends to be very weather dependent. The nicer the day, the more guests we see. Coming later in the afternoon is always a great time - with our Zoo Comes Alive After Five... More
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mandy3011
10 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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