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Indianapolis Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Place to visit even in the rain

Visited the zoo while in town attending a trade show. It was a rainy day and it still worked out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grand Rapids, MI
I love animals

It's a nice SMALL zoo. And costs more than most zoos near Indianapolis, but it is always clean, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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...more
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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4500
+1 317-630-2001
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the zoo while in town attending a trade show. It was a rainy day and it still worked out since many exhibits are indoors or under cover. Enjoyed many of the exhibits and many animals to look at, Sent about 5-6 hours there and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cekstra
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a nice SMALL zoo. And costs more than most zoos near Indianapolis, but it is always clean, and kids love it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flaceymarie
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a top ten zoo in terms of diversity of its displays but it is extraordinarily highly ranked for having great family-friendly exhibits that the whole family can enjoy. We signed up for membership so that we can take the grands over and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marion M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice zoo with many activities going on.You get your pic taken when you walk in.They have a really cool train ride that goes around the whole zoo.They have face painting & fountains for the kids to play in as well as small little parks.Make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good zoo, there were all of the normal attractions that you would plan on seeing at a zoo. They did have dolphins, and a dolphin show which was something that I did not expect for Indianapolis.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zmsbd
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We were surprised as to how many animals and exhibits that we did get to see. Everyone was very helpful and informative. We were very impressed at how tidy and clean we found ALL of the zoo. Fun way to enjoy something special downtown Indy.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chan V
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

We always have a great time at this zoo. The atmosphere is clean and the journey to each exhibit is not to far from the next. We miss the petting zoo, this was our absolute favorite and we would love to see this come back....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarahdpierce
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Great date idea for couples, lots of families and children were there as well. Plan to go again this summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank makeisha b
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Visited a few weeks before Christmas. It was cold outside but lots of warm places to go. Tickets are a little pricy and they charge you to park. Lots of good photo ops. The dolphin exhibit was full and no outside guests could watch the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacobt444
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I have brought my family to this zoo for years. Its a very clean place and the staff is very attentive. The dolphin show is always a favorite of yours. We are always amazed at the dolphins. The price is very reasonable and we always...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marcwN2141AX
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3 February 2019|
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Response from teresiaallen | Reviewed this property |
I can not say - we traveled in October - sorry but I bet the website would have the info you are looking for!
Eden T
23 January 2019|
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Response from jacobt444 | Reviewed this property |
You can find some cost affective places near the airport. I recommend the Marriott group. The Fairfield has always been excellent that’s my go to when flying.
28 September 2018|
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Response from Sburris65 | Reviewed this property |
For questions like this it is always best to contact the zoo directly by phone.