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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
Phone Number: +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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Best Zoo in the mid west

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews
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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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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 that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Coldwater, Michigan
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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 appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I'm local to the area and let me tell you, there's a REASON our zoo is consistently rated among the top 10 in the nation. They are constantly striving to make the zoo as enjoyable as possible. Workers are always friendly and knowledgeable. If you're local enough to go more than a couple times a year, buy a family pass.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again during the 2016 season. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is a surprisingly well kept vibrant zoo geared for the young and the young at heart. There are many sites of well cared for animals and a lot of hands on activities. It is handicapped and stroller accessible. There are plenty of sites to sit and just watch the critters play. There is Also a train that you can... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope you'll come again in 2016. Opening Day is April 23! More 

Knox, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This is a well maintained zoo with well cared for animals that are always fun to watch. We love the encounters that we are able to have with the farm animals and giraffes. Be prepared for a lot of walking, we still rent a stroller for our boys because they do tire out. We typically pack our own lunch and... 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 appreciate your feedback and hope you'll visit again in 2016! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Best little zoo in America. At least for small kids. Plenty of animals, not too crowded, good staff, and plenty of ways for kids to interact.

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BiggVikesFan80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The most kid friendly zoo I have ever been too. No dead ends and all of the animal enclosures are at kid eyesight. They are always improving it. We have had the family pass for years

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your membership - See you in April! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

There is a reason this zoo is one of the top rated in the country! It has everything; great animals, fantastic setting, rides, food and more!

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

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We appreciate your comments and look forward to serving you again. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

It had been quite a while since I had visited my home-town zoo, until I returned home from living out of state and my grandkids wanted me to go with them..how is a Grandma to say no to that! It was a lot different than when I took my kids years ago; updated and clean. The crowds were alot however,... 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 to hear that you plan to visit again! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The FWCZ is a small zoo completely designed for children, but adults will enjoy too. Small enough to walk in an afternoon, but with some very cool exhibits.

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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 come again in 2016. Opening Day is April 23! More 

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