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The only U.S. institution accredited as a zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens, Indianapolis Zoo is also the only Midwestern zoo with an in-water dolphin encounter program for its visitors. Explore animals in their specific habitats at each of the zoo's five biomes, or areas with similar climates, plants, and animals. Take a stroll through the botanical White River Gardens, interact with animals at the aquarium, or participate in one of its many educational programs. This nonprofit zoo is most committed to promoting and teaching the public about wildlife conservation. Use our Indianapolis trip planner to visit Indianapolis Zoo on your trip to Indianapolis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Nice zoo. When we went their was a lot of construction going on. Will be interesting to see what they are adding in the near future. There were several animal exhibits where the animals were...
Nice zoo. When we went their was a lot of construction going on. Will be interesting to see what they are adding in the near future. There were several animal exhibits where the animals were... more »
Indianapolis Zoo is more than a zoo. It also is a public aquarium and a botanical garden. Located at 1200 West Washington Street, in White River State Park, it is among the largest privately funded...
Indianapolis Zoo is more than a zoo. It also is a public aquarium and a botanical garden. Located at 1200 West Washington Street, in White River State Park, it is among the largest privately funded... more »
We love the zoo! Our youngest kids hadn’t got to go so we decided to go spend the day yesterday and we had a great time! The only part that wasn’t so great was the forest, the only animals out were the birds. We know it was probably due to the new exhibit coming so no big deal. We will still be back! It was completely packed but we still got through in good time! Our kids loved the monkey and the elephants! We got to see all our favorite animals and everyone really enjoyed it! It’s worth the money you spend to have the fun with the family!
Nice. Not overwhelming huge..but big enough...about 3 to 4 hours to see everything.... Lots of parking...and handicap spaces.. Lots of helpful friendly employees. Loved the dolphin show.. And a demonstration of macaws..beautiful birds.. Lots of big animals...elephants, giraffe, zebra, tiger, lion, cheetah... Variety of colorful birds...and reptiles.. Very nicely laid out..use a map....lots of restrooms...very clean and maintained.. Several choices of getting something to eat or drink stands..and outdoor tables with umbrellas..some inside eating too. Not included in your entrance price..is a mini roller coaster. A gondola ride over the orangutan outdoor enclosure...also fantastic view of the city skyline..its quite a high ride..but goes slowly. And a train around the zoo...(my opinion...i wouldn't waste my extra $$ to to ride it...just went by the back lot..zoo maintenance..weeds....didn't see any animals..just a train ride) And a carousel for the kids.. Overall..quite an enjoyable day.. And gift shop..
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