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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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+1 260-427-6800
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted...

Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.

Our Mission:

Connecting kids and animals

Strengthening families,

Inspiring people to care.

The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.

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So fun with grandkids!

This is one of the best children's zoos in the country! Lots of rides, petting areas, feeding giraffes... Wear good walking shoes!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
Mary T
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is one of the best children's zoos in the country! Lots of rides, petting areas, feeding giraffes... Wear good walking shoes!

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is one of the best children zoos around. Not just for children, but still designed for the kids. Highly recommended. At 50 years old, a true tradition for many families.

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope you'll join us for another visit in 2016! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this zoo since I was a child! Every year improvements & projects reinvent this already world class zoo!

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

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New Haven, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a fun place to go for the whole family. They have a safari, as well as a rain forest. There is a horses and a train to ride for a small fee. Food stations, so you don't have to bring a picnic lunch. But if you wanted to the Zoo sets in a park area and you can... More 

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We're happy you had fun and hope you'll return for the 2016 season! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This zoo is rated one of the top childrens zoos in the US and that because it IS! I have travelled all over the US and this one is a must see if you are in town. They are alway updating the exhibits. I really like the rain forest myself. The kids will have a ball and it's a pleasent... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The zoo is fun for all ages. Recent renovations have made it even more appealing and fun! The cost is not bad considering all that you get to see and do while visiting.

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Phase III of the Australian Adventure Remodel is nearly complete. We hope you'll come for a visit during the 2016 season! More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Wonderful Day!!! I took my grandson, daughter-in-law and we meet some some friends. So much to do. We were there for 5 hours and could of stayed longer. All the animals were out. The Fort Wayne zoo has a lot of animals. One of the better Zoo's!!!

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FortWayneZoo, Communications Specialist at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Opening Day for the 2016 season is April 23. We hope you'll join us! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Best Zoo around period! Tons to see and do for all the family. We go every year and they have grown so much. We really enjoy all the specialty locations. Children have a great time while you can relax as well as engage in the sites.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Awesome Zoo.. Keeps children happy and Adults too. Awesome African area.. Awesome Austraila area. There is not one thing to complain about here at this zoo.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting for over 20 years and it is always a fun time plain and simple this is one of the best smaller children's zoos in the country in my opinion. If you are in Fort Wayne, Visit.

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