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Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis

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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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  • My husband & I love zoos and seek them out whenever we travel. On our recent trip to TN, KY, & IN, we visited three zoos: Nashville, Memphis (see separate reviews) & this one (we also had tickets for....  more
    My husband & I love zoos and seek them out whenever we travel. On our recent trip to TN, KY, & IN, we visited three zoos: Nashville, Memphis (see separate reviews) & this one (we also had tickets for....  more »
  • Really nice zoo. We went on a beautiful day in March and most exhibits were open; however, only one restaurant was which created quite a wait at other little pit stops. For example, the Brew Hut was.....  more
    Really nice zoo. We went on a beautiful day in March and most exhibits were open; however, only one restaurant was which created quite a wait at other little pit stops. For example, the Brew Hut was.....  more »
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  • The Indianapolis zoo is one of the few that I don't leave feeling bad for the animals. They are obviously well cared for. Their habitats are clean and offer them plenty of room. I sometimes wonder whose looking at who. Are they studying us ? Maybe. No doubt they've come to the conclusion that we suck. Lots to do and see. Food & drinks are pricey. They were handing out free granola bars. It was a nice family fun filled day.
  • 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!

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