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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne

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Get a glimpse of 1,500 animals and 56 species from around the world at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The zoo spans 38 acres and contains four themed areas: the African Journey, Australian Adventure, Central Zoo, and Indonesian Rainforest. You can observe the creatures native to these biomes in the various exhibits throughout them. There are also several interactive exhibits, such as a trail where children can climb into a tree house, and a farm setting where kids can pet and play with cows, goats, donkeys, and more. Take a trip on the Sky Safari ride to get an aerial view of the zoo's landscape or hop on the Dugout Canoe Ride for a float down a canal. Put Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fort Wayne road trip planner.
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  • Outstanding experience. Much better than in some of the most acclaimed and major zoos in America. Excellent variety of fauna and flora and totally family friendly. If you can make it to this zoo... 
    Outstanding experience. Much better than in some of the most acclaimed and major zoos in America. Excellent variety of fauna and flora and totally family friendly. If you can make it to this zoo...  more »
  • Been wanting to bring my granddaughter here for a couple of years. It was worth the wait. The zoo took us a little longer to explore than I thought because it was pretty large. I would avoid the... 
    Been wanting to bring my granddaughter here for a couple of years. It was worth the wait. The zoo took us a little longer to explore than I thought because it was pretty large. I would avoid the...  more »
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  • I really liked and enjoyed this zoo better than the Indy zoo, albeit I give the Indy zoo 5 stars as well. I just enjoyed this zoo and experience better. My reef encounter tour wasn't as good as expected, seemed a bit short and a boring but I was just hoping for something better like feeding the sharks and lion fish however the lady that gave me the tour was great and knew her stuff! All of the staff here were amazing, friendly, helpful, very upbeat, positive, and seemed to go above and beyond!!
  • We had the best time! Easy & free parking. Lots of animals where you can get up close! Lush gardens of beautiful flowers and greenery everywhere. Very easy to navigate with strollers, wagons or wheelchairs. Lots of photo opportunities throughout the zoo. It seemed as if there was always a bathroom nearby which helps tremendously with small children. Plan your trip accordingly, they have different animal feedings throughout the zoo. We went when It was overcast so the giraffes weren’t as active and if you don’t get there early they may have eaten a lot for the day. The stingrays only feed at 11 & 2 I believe. The petting zoo is always fun we did that last. We started in Africa and moved counterclockwise. Cafés throughout the park and lots of benches to stop and take a rest. They even had more private places for nursing mothers. We can’t wait to come back!

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