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Washington Park Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but nice

This is a small but nice zoo. I wish the animals had more room in their enclosures. Staff does a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michigan City, Indiana
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Very nice small zoo

We would recommend this zoo to families with kids under 10. It is walkable for even young children... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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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.
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115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
+1 219-873-1510
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo had much more to look at than the Indianapolis zoo. I saw more here and enjoyed the activities. The flying monkeys were my favorite part. They were adorable. My boyfriend and I both enjoyed the tower that we got to look out over...More

Thank Genea M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, little zoo. Well maintained. Price is right to enter. Packed gift shop. Lots of animals to watch in nice enclosures. I would return.

Thank Amber N T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but nice zoo. I wish the animals had more room in their enclosures. Staff does a good job maintaining the zoo. There is a lookout tower where you can see Lake Michigan. Bird exhibit is nice.

Thank Jen0305
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My fiancee and I found this zoo to be a nice little zoo to visit. There wasn’t a huge amount of animals but the zoo was well kept and had some beautiful scenery. Directionally it was a bit confusing but what zoo isn’t. Food stand...More

Thank JosiahGrr
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Located near Washington Park and Lake Michigan, this zoo offers a variety of animals in a small space. It can be hilly especially if pushing a stroller but I’m certain young children will be impressed with the animals. Plenty of parking. To save money, pack...More

Thank MarieA631
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We would recommend this zoo to families with kids under 10. It is walkable for even young children and you can see it all in about 90 minutes. The petting zoo is a nice attraction for the little ones too. The exhibits are quite small,...More

Thank k8leonard
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed the trip to the Washington Park Zoo. It is an excellent small town zoo that doesn't break the bank. We really enjoyed that it was quaint,it's well maintained and had a good variety of animals. Signage can be a bit confusing,...More

Thank LoneTraveler401
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a great little zoo for the family and a super great place for a cardio-vascular workout. Try climbing the tower and get a bird's eye view of Lake Michigan and the entire Michigan City area. Want to pet some of the animals? No...More

Thank falcon62
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great place for an afternoon stroll with the family. Little factoids remind you of all the things you learned about animals growing up.

Thank tccatalyst
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Beautiful zoo, well maintained and friendly staff made it even better. My grandchildren has a great time and I got in some exercise with the holly terrain. Fun visit!

Thank kathydel1605
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12 September 2018|
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Response from tccatalyst | Reviewed this property |
The parakeets can be fed during the zoo's regular season and normal operating hours. But they must be fed only with the food available at the zoo. Remember to wash your hands after feeding.
22 July 2018|
Response from 107CJS | Reviewed this property |
$7 for ages 12 and up. $6 for kids 3-11 Under 3 are free