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Columbian Park Zoo

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1915 Scott St, Lafayette, IN 47904-2929
+1 765-807-1540
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Nice Zoo

Small but nice zoo. Can't beat it because it's free. The staff was very nice. Would recommend... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Jesse R
via mobile
Free!

For a little Free Zoo, it has friendly staff and cute animals.... my son loves it;) We visit this... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Nicole E
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“prairie dogs” (14 reviews)
“train ride” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1915 Scott St, Lafayette, IN 47904-2929
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+1 765-807-1540
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"prairie dogs"
in 14 reviews
"butterfly garden"
in 10 reviews
"train ride"
in 13 reviews
"petting area"
in 8 reviews
"farm animals"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"young children"
in 8 reviews
"river otters"
in 6 reviews
"goat"
in 5 reviews
"free admission"
in 5 reviews
"frozen custard"
in 4 reviews
"singing dogs"
in 4 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 4 reviews
"water features"
in 3 reviews
"children love"
in 3 reviews
"small train"
in 3 reviews
"friendly staff"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Small but nice zoo. Can't beat it because it's free. The staff was very nice. Would recommend everyone who has younger kids to go. They have a gift shop. Right outside of the zoo, they have a train for the kids, it cost $2. They...More

Thank Jesse R
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

For a little Free Zoo, it has friendly staff and cute animals.... my son loves it;) We visit this Zoo very frequently, I love the fact that Lafayette provides free places like this to enjoy with the little ones. And although the train isn’t free,...More

Thank Nicole E
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We especially enjoyed seeing the Wallaby exhibits and the joey! They were interactive and fun to see. The monkeys and petting area were also quite interesting!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We are renewing our visits of local treasures, and the zoo is certainly one of them. It has changed a lot in the 20 years since we visited often with the kids. The exhibits are lovely...gone are the days of the elephants and the cat...More

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our family was back in town due to a funeral and needed some time to do something different. What a great place to take kids! Must see

Thank fliewright
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It has well, animals. Maybe 5 or so. It has a kids playground. It's nonthing like it used to be. No rides to pay to ride anymore. Swimming area. Not really worth the visit.

Thank Moe L
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The zoo could be larger for the size of Lafayette but I go to remember when I was a kid and it felt so much bigger then.

Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a hidden gem. While it is small, the staff is wonderful and the exhibits are nice. The petting zoo area is fun.

Thank Z6125FPannm
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Lafayette, IN isn't a metropolis. We're a fairly average-sized college town, but with some excellent resources. Columbian Park Zoo is one of the best! With walk-through attractions, such as the "Down Under" exhibit, butterfly pavilion, and praire dog and river otter tunnels, it's very modern...More

Thank rsmithcando
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy walking around and seeing the animals, even just my husband and I go. The goats are fun to pet and see and I love the butterflies.

Thank Amanda S
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Robbie R
20 February 2017|
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Response from traceyc423 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are guards everywhere. Adults supervisors to supervise the guards. It is a great place to go! Now with that being said, there is always trouble makers everywhere. But, I have not seen one instant at this place.
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