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Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing nearly 90 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
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  • Great place to take my children plenty to do. Fun safe environment. They especially enjoyed the zoo and petting the goats. We plan on coming back for the water park. 
  • Beautifully located in central Lafayette with numerous shelter houses and picnic tables with grills for cookouts, the Columbian Park Zoo has a petting zoo along with a train that runs through and arou...  read more »
  • Parents Weekend at Purdue and was looking for Things to do! Beautiful park and tiny zoo. Great place to hang out and relax in the sun. Real nice place if you have young children (mine are over 18). 
  • An amazing, kid and adult friendly zoo with a wide variety of animals and great staff. Small in size, but not in activities. Several zoo chats and interactive programs to join in daily, and the education department offers many camps, classes, and even birthday parties! The best part? Visits are FREE!
  • You wont confuse it with Brookfield or the Indianapolis Zoo, but for a city the size of Lafayette to have a zoo like this is impressive. That its free is even more amazing. A fun place to spend an hour seeing a variety of animals. Highlights are the Wallaby Walk and petting the farm animals.
  • This is a small zoo, but VERY clean and well kept. The employees/volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly. You'll not see anything terribly exotic here....Wallabys, otters, Bald Eagle, etc, still, it's nicely landscaped and maintained. We enjoy visiting here.
  • The Zoo is very small, but for younger children it is perfect. They also have a great playground for the kids to play on and the price is right (FREE). We had a great time spending about 1.5 hours between animals and play area.
  • My husband and I enjoy it, because it is small. Plus it is just a little of a hour drive to get too. Also enjoy the fact they have a picnic area. We would definitely go back.
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