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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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Enjoyable day at the Zoo

Cute small zoo. Clean, many areas shaded with plenty of places to rest. Easy viewing at most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orland Park, Illinois
Small zoo, but nice. Very enjoyable

I like the zoo because it's easy to get around. People are nice. Always happy to wander and take... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
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500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1341
+1 574-235-9500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 3 August 2017

its a nice zoo, though kinda small. It's a nice visit with the kids or a sweet date. unfortunately the otters weren't in their habitat again, but the tigers are lovely and the lions were a hit.

Thank bobbiemoyer
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Husbands work chose here this year for something different for their company picnic. They had food brought in, but we could go thru the zoo as well. I haven't been there in 20+ years. To me it was VERY Nice! Sure its small but it...More

1  Thank charmelash
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I took my 8 year old grandson here for a pleasant afternoon. The petting zoo was his favorite part! I was impressed with the overall cleanliness, and I found that walking through the zoo was pleasant because of the nice shade trees, places to sit...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This zoo is awesome! The peacock was running around in full splendor and allowing the children to come amazingly close to him! The lions were BEAUTIFUL. The letting zoo is so cool and I could spend hours in it. There is a playground, a train...More

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a great little to medium sized zoo. You can get thew it in a day easily. Priced nicely. It's an older zoo so you can get up close to the animals. Lots of shaded areas. Food is price nicely too. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank mrc336
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The zoo is great for an afternoon visit. There is a train ride and lots of shade. There are quarter machines to feed the fish also. We always enjoy visiting several times a year.

Thank ndrose7
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you have children this is a really cute little zoo! Easy for kids to walk and just the right size! There is also a really nice playground and park directly across from the zoo. Nice picnic area.

Thank MBSpit
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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.
Stephanie B
29 March 2017|
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
3 January 2017|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
Sure it's worth the money, small is a relative term we spent a good afternoon there