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Potawatomi Zoo

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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
+1 574-235-9500
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Beautiful zoo!

We get a family pass every summer. Wonderful layout to stroll and see the animals. A gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katherine W
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South Bend, Indiana
Small zoo with lots to do for half-day

We love the zoo for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for a half-day activity, you’ll enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deanna C
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“train ride” (20 reviews)
“small city” (5 reviews)
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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
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+1 574-235-9500
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"train ride"
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"small city"
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"nice afternoon"
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"water features"
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"interesting animals"
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"few hours"
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"any age"
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"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
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"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"concession stand"
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"splash pad"
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"lions"
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"tiger"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Katherine W
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Deanna C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandsons to the zoo. They loved feeding the animals so was glad I brought quarters. The food was fifty cents. It was hit but I got a cup of ice at concession stand. Loved riding the merry go round! And the turtles we're...More

1  Thank mewillE55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for something to do this is an ok stop. I have only been to the zoo 4 times because it is my least favorite zoo. It isn't cleaned very well and the animals do not seem to be taken care of...More

Thank Amber S
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Potawatomi Zoo is exceptional for a city the size of South Bend. It is especially great for families and is very chid-friendly. For local people, I highly recommend purchasing an annual pass, which is a great value. As local people, we often go just...More

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is not a large zoo and I would say it takes about 2 hours to visit at the most unless you spend time at the playground. It is not overwhelming and great for small kids. The admission is low cost and my son enjoyed...More

1  Thank Chipinlove
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Our grand kids enjoyed this little zoo. Lots of place to run around and get rid of all their energy.

Thank SharonSteinkraus
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter/inlaw took me here with my little 3month old grandson. Had a beautiful sunny day low 60's. Place is very clean. Some of the cages are a little small. But they have a good variety of them. We will be going back all summer...More

Thank Kathy E
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had low expectations going on a cold day in February with a lot of snow on the ground. During the winter, they are on a really reduced schedule (open 3 hours), but it was more than enough time to see everything. And, while the...More

2  Thank Falcarragh13
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cathydeaton17
24 June 2018|
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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
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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
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fredmaryforever
8 May 2018|
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Ranges between $37.50 and $87.50
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