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Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette

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#2 of 18 in Things to do in Lafayette
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
The Columbian Park Zoo is a seasonal zoo located in Lafayette, Indiana at Columbian Park. The zoo is home to more than 190 animals from over 90 species. The zoo is in Columbian Park, which also includes playgrounds, picnic areas, a walking trail, and a baseball stadium.
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  • The butterfly garden was closed, so we almost didn't go, but this zoo was great. The petting zoo with the goats was fun. Seeing a live eagle close up was really cool. Didn't know they look like...  more »
  • Quite kid friendly. Animals treated quite well. Very good community outreach. Always an enjoyable visit with interesting and interactive programs.  more »
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  • Having just moved from a big city, I was rather skeptical of a small town zoo that was also free. However, my toddler and I have been twice in a row this week, and he loves this zoo maybe more than the big city one. Very well done, personable staff, fun little signs to learn from, interactive exhibits, and even a splash pad. We usually spend about 3 hours here.
  • Adorable, free zoo!! Highly recommend. There are very fun and entertaining exhibits like a petting zoo area, butterfly garden, and a kangaroo walk. The place is very clean and well taken care of. This is a great time both for children and the adults. The entire place will take you between 1 and 2 hours to enjoy.

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