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Potawatomi Zoo

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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
+1 574-235-9500
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Small, but still worth a quick trip

We had low expectations going on a cold day in February with a lot of snow on the ground. During... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Falcarragh13
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Atlanta, Georgia
Fun Visit for Everyone

Clean & fun zoo with occasional events like Zoo Brew. Food was okay and a bit pricey. Some things... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
liebeistfad
,
South Bend, Indiana
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  • Excellent38%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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“train ride” (20 reviews)
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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
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+1 574-235-9500
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"train ride"
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"nice afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"water features"
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"reptile house"
in 4 reviews
"big animals"
in 3 reviews
"interesting animals"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 12 reviews
"any age"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"lions"
in 31 reviews
"tiger"
in 24 reviews
"carousel"
in 14 reviews
"enclosures"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had low expectations going on a cold day in February with a lot of snow on the ground. During the winter, they are on a really reduced schedule (open 3 hours), but it was more than enough time to see everything. And, while the...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Clean & fun zoo with occasional events like Zoo Brew. Food was okay and a bit pricey. Some things like a photo booth had a broken card reader so we were very disappointed. Going around lunchtime is very exciting because the lions are very vocal...More

Thank liebeistfad
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I have attended the Poawatomi zoo since I was a young child. It has grown and changed for the better. The animals are well taken care of and in an environment that is close to their true home in the wild. There is a great...More

Thank mcheim2005
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very impressive family Halloween activity. The zoo was decorated with all of the traditional spooky accents; someone put in a great amount of time getting it all together. Beautiful fall weather was a nice complement to the tricks and treats. The zoo was clean and...More

Thank J W
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

my daughter, granddaughter & I visited the zoo - it was a beautiful day - we rode the train - first time I had ever done that- well worth the short wait to ride- the zoo is always clean- the gift shop has interesting items-

Thank 971cynthiat
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This zoo just keeps getting better. They offer a wide vsriety of animals that you can tell are loved and taken care of and everyone of at any age can enjoy visitung. The big plus is the events they offer all year round which not...More

Thank Theresa F
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

if you have to walk for exercise its a good place to go, while walking you can see animals and scenery they even got a train to ride if you get tired but you have to pay for it, they have a carousel for kids...More

Thank Yolanda P
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Cute small zoo. Clean, many areas shaded with plenty of places to rest. Easy viewing at most enclosures for small children. Nice way to spend a few hours. As stated in previous reviews, zoo parking is extremely tight and small. Found off street parking within...More

Thank bpawlowski4
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I like the zoo because it's easy to get around. People are nice. Always happy to wander and take pictures. Love to feed the goats. Take some quarters for the food machine.

Thank TDK1009
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

What a great little zoo! The exhibits and grounds are well kept, and the staff is friendly. Took us about two and a half hours to get through the zoo, with the carousel and train ride included! Even on a busy Saturday, this small zoo...More

Thank skywarn6118
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Dennis C
3 October 2017|
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Response from BusbyIII | Reviewed this property |
8.00 for adults over 62.
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Joanne M
26 June 2017|
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Response from BusbyIII | Reviewed this property |
I looked at the zoo's website, members of the Potawatomi zoo get 50% off the Toledo Zoo admission, so I assume it would be reciprocal.
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Stephanie B
29 March 2017|
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Response from charthestar711 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I didn't notice the question. I haven't walked the whole thing in years. it would depend on how long you stay and different sections. I stayed a long time with the cubs. I would say 90-120 minutes
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