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Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis

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#1 of 103 in Parks in Indiana
The only U.S. institution accredited as a zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens, Indianapolis Zoo is also the only Midwestern zoo with an in-water dolphin encounter program for its visitors. Explore animals in their specific habitats at each of the zoo's five biomes, or areas with similar climates, plants, and animals. Take a stroll through the botanical White River Gardens, interact with animals at the aquarium, or participate in one of its many educational programs. This nonprofit zoo is most committed to promoting and teaching the public about wildlife conservation. Use our Indianapolis trip planner to visit Indianapolis Zoo on your trip to Indianapolis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We went in February and it was still awesome. We got there just in time to see the dolphin show - amazing. Also, make sure you check out the orangutan exhibit. I've never been face-to-face with an ora...  more »
  • Our family just fell in love with this zoo it offers so much for everyone .we went to the Christmas with Santa and the lights. And then to top all that fun the shows and food the train and the animals...  more »
  • This is a great zoo that is fun for the whole family! Friendly staff, wonderful areas for the animals and so much to see and do!  more »
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  • Went for "Christmas at the Zoo", and had a great time! Was very impressed with all the decorating, and all the little events that they had going on. The dolphin show was great and really well performed. I highly recommend this event at one of they best zoos in the country! You can purchase you tickets online for a bit of a discount. It would make a great date night surprise for your significant other.
  • I love this zoo. It's well kept, lots of animals. It has a nice flow and a logical organization. It keeps you moving while you get to see a lot of variety. Another smart thing they did is that you get to see the same wilderness area from different angles, in case animals are not visible from one you can look from another. They also like to do mixed species in a single enclosure so there's more to see. I love the cheetahs, the elephants, and the giraffes, but the rhinos with their little bouncing bridge is my nephew's favorite, it seems. The dolphin show is also definitely worth watching.
  • The price is high for everything admission, food/drinks, souvenirs, attractions and you don't really get your moneys worth. Most of the animals that they have you can see at any other zoo. If you do plan on going its best to buy tickets in advance as you will save some money. If you plan on going more than once a year a membership will probably be your best bet. With all that said it is a nice clean place and they're starting to remodel some of the animal exhibits.
  • We were here for the Christmas lights, and wow was it fun! This place gets so decked out with lights and has some really fun ones. There are light sculptures of some of the animals and all over the trees. We did a dolphin show, lots of fun and educational. Highly recommend a trip over.
  • This is one of my favorite Indy places! I’ve got a pass for a year and already taken advantage 3 times since the summer. Plus, they are always working on something, so I feel like I always have something new to enjoy.

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