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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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A DAY WITH THE GRANDCHILDREN

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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1 Thank mertk2005
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 NEW

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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1 Thank Blanca M
Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend the day with family. Plenty of picnic tables just outside of the zoo for picnic lunches to enjoy before or after visiting the zoo. Many animals in above average enclosures. Spacious walkways for plenty of viewing opportunities. Clean and well maintained.

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