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Washington Park Zoo

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115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
+1 219-873-1510
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Love this place!

Small zoo but you can get up and close to the animals and they have some beautiful ones. Was clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda F
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West Chicago
Nice but small

Visited this zoo while in the area. Nice little zoo, but on the small side. Enjoyed being a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bobbie C
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The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune close to the lake, and is home to more than 200 animals. It is owned and operated by the City of Michigan City, Indiana.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
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+1 219-873-1510
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"observation tower"
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"washington park"
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"across the street"
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"small children"
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"white tiger"
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"animal enclosures"
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"gift shop"
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"worth the climb"
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"afternoon visit"
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"weekend trip"
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"bird feeding"
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"otter exhibit"
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"tiger cage"
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"great exhibits"
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"kids love"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small zoo but you can get up and close to the animals and they have some beautiful ones. Was clean and well maintained- Enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this zoo while in the area. Nice little zoo, but on the small side. Enjoyed being a little closer to the animals vs bigger zoos.

Thank Bobbie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo and great price. This is a small zoo but it’s beautifully done. You are up close to the animals and the way it’s built you feel like you are in a forest. I would recommend this zoo to adults and families!!

Thank Nancy P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The park is only 9 acres, so you need to keep that in mind when reviewing this beauty. The parking is $7/day, although we did not have to pay that when we visited. Perhaps because it as late in the day. It was $7/adult for...More

2  Thank LifeisTooShort69
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

My daughter loves the zoo. The last time we went was for boo at at the zoo. It's a blast. The candy and costumes are always a hit.

Thank Jamie2630
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Small but very nice local Zoo.I am local to this Zoo so i have been able to enjoy it for many years. as part of the Washington park and lake Michigan shoreline it makes for a very enjoyable day.

Thank robbins1234
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

been going to this zoo since 1955, a wonderful experience of old school zoo's. It could use some updating and I'm sure some big donations would be well received. A fun day especially for the children. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank StephandDave007
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Washington Zoo is a small zoo with a variety of animals. It is a great place for families with young children to visit. There was ample parking in a convenient location.

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Was shocked and very pleased at the free entry and loved seeing the panda’s and orangoutangs. Loved how the animals were all covered in enclosures although a bit smelly. Could imagine it to be worse in the height of summer. Spaced out and mostly downhill...More

1  Thank seagull021
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

My husband and I visited the zoo recently and enjoyed strolling around the well landscaped area. Its been many years since we visited the zoo and there seem to be many upgrades. There are some quite steep inclines to walk, but there are ways to...More

Thank Kadie O
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