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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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Great for the family!

This is an awesome place to take your family - of any age! There is something for everyone to see and lots to learn!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Huntington, United States
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Huntington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an awesome place to take your family - of any age! There is something for everyone to see and lots to learn!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fort Wayne Children Zoo is very educational with lots of wildlife, a petting area with farm animals and a miniature train that guests can ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (3 YO) absolutely loves this zoo. Their new additions have been phenominal. I love that you can be interactive with some of the animals (sting rays, giraffe) and even at a young age she was able to be close enough to the animals to recognize what they were. Even my 3 year old was able to put her... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this zoo has accomendations for special needs, such as wagons and strollers. I feel its the best in the west.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice zoo. We love going. The train is our favorite. The new stingray exhibit is really cool too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I love our summer outings to the zoo! It's just the right size, and it has a great selection of animals to see and learn about. We love the improvements they've made to the zoo over the past few years.

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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is a hidden gem to those outside our community! It's a perfect day trip. Grab a picnic box and enjoy the beautiful park outside the Zoo after a day filled with wonderful memories. Recent renovations continue to make our Zoo one of the best in the Midwest! You won't be disappointed!

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1 Thank Lori C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best children's zoo ever. The entrance fee is getting expensive. We've always opted for a season pass for our family. The zoo is clean and kid friendly. The food is good and the kids and adults enjoy the rides.

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1 Thank Sharon M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo always provides a day of fun for kids and adults alike. There's so much to see that it's unlikely you'll see it all if your kids are young. We made it to 3 of the 4 sections and rode 3 of the 4 rides. Don't recommend the sky safari ride--it's just a ski lift that goes overhead, but... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this zoo. Make sure you have your walking shoes. One drawback is the parking, you may have a way to walk from your parking spot. The zoo is spread out so you will walk a lot if you see the whole zoo in one day. If you are local get a pass and break the zoo in to smaller... More 

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