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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Our family has enjoyed the Fort Wayne Zoo for multiple generations now. A must visit! Many families... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brendaelewis
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Great day trip for the family!

We love the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! We live locally and buy a membership every year! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelWest5
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family has enjoyed the Fort Wayne Zoo for multiple generations now. A must visit! Many families find this a great place to visit. Thanks to those who support its programs, and to Jim who has led the direcction of the Zoo so well.More

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

Thank you so much for the very kind review. Jim is an amazing leader and we are so very lucky to have him here at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope your family will plan a spring visit and see our new North American...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! We live locally and buy a membership every year! The proximity of the different regionally named areas means you can see EVERYTHING in a day, and leave without being exhausted from walking. There are animals everywhere and there...More

Thank TravelWest5
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the great review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We love our Zoo member families and thank you for being one of them. See you in the spring!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parts of the zoo were under construction, but we really enjoyed the new(ish) sting Ray exhibit and getting to try to touch them

1  Thank Mikenzie G
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - next spring the big construction project for our Heart of the Zoo campaign will be completed. Thanks for your patience during our construction.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review - we do like to provide a great opportunity to connect kids and animals and that's hard to do if you can't see the animals. Thanks again!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Patty R
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Patty - we really appreciate your 5 star review!

Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

1  Thank 302maym
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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

Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 at many other zoos like the Komodo dragon, Tasmanian devils, Javan gibbons and Amur Leopard to name just a...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

1  Thank ddx4
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

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 3 October 2018 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

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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 October 2018 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

1  Thank sandib390
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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.

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jrmngm
26 October 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo officially closed for the season on October 7, 2018. Please plan to visit us again in spring 2019. Have an amazing winter!
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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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