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Potawatomi Zoo

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Fun with grandkids

lots of fun with grandkids at the Zoo, especially in the shade. The kids always have fun... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Perry G
South Bend, Indiana
small, but fun

Our three kids enjoy visiting this local zoo. We always ride the train, but you can't really see... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Middlebury, Indiana
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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
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All reviews train ride red panda small city nice afternoon water features few hours interesting animals family pass any age all ages concession stand gift shop a lot of fun splash pad walk around lions carousel
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

lots of fun with grandkids at the Zoo, especially in the shade. The kids always have fun. Entertainment and animals to watch on a leisurely day. Convenient to get there and parking available.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Perry G
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and had some time so we checked out this zoo. We have visited several different zoo's over the years and we're impressed with this small zoo. We recommend visiting if you have the time. We were there about 2.5 hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark J
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit for all ages. Very nice picnic areas as well. I've not been there in a couple years and was impressed with all the new stuff such as the carousel. Will he back soon!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tkitchell
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Our three kids enjoy visiting this local zoo. We always ride the train, but you can't really see many animals along the ride. You see most of the fence surrounding the property and some building in the back. The kids also like the carousel, which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank abcharles
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The zoo was extremely clean and well kept. The indoor building with the reptiles smelled horrible but appeared visibly clean. Overall, it was a good size that my son could walk around during our visit and not get tired. We were able to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amyjean0202
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Depending on the direction, it can be a little hard to get too since signs are hard to come by in general in parts of Mishawaka/South Bend. (Some places just do not have a lot of signs to point the direction in general in this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Was amazing for me to realize that I have lived in this town for the last 20 years and never realized that it had a great little zoo! With little in the way of expectations I sent off for a visit mostly to humor my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank billmccarthy2017
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We get a family pass every summer. Wonderful layout to stroll and see the animals. A gorgeous carousel and a fun train. We love the lions, the otters, the tigers, the monkeys, the frogs and more! The best treat in the zoo are the 30...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We love the zoo for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for a half-day activity, you’ll enjoy getting up close with the animals. Nice days can bring out crowds so a membership to get in is recommended. Would love a couple of different food...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deanna C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The zoo is just the right size for walking during the summer. The animals and birds were interesting and entertaining. Get the wristband.

Date of experience: July 2018
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24 June 2018|
Response from mcheim2005 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure since we have not been there in a couple of years. Our neighbors went in May and said they had a wonderful time. They are retired and truly enjoyed themselves. The train was their favorite! I do believe you... More
Denise P
26 May 2018|
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Response from mcheim2005 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed inside the zoo but the park has a pool and large picnic area outside of the zoo. You may be able to bring your dog there but due to the crowds, you may want to consider keeping your dog on a leash. We... More
8 May 2018|
Response from SharonSteinkraus | Reviewed this property |
Ranges between $37.50 and $87.50