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Indianapolis Zoo Reviews
A great zoo! Feb 18, 2012
The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens have been located at it's present location since 1988.
It is actually a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanical gardens all in one location.
The zoo is a privately run non-profit that stresses upon conservation of animals.
The zoo is broken up into the following areas:
Forests--bats, tigers, bears, etc.
Oceans--lots of sealife.
Marine mammals--polar bear, seals, walrus, etc.
Commons--flamingos, lemurs, etc.
Deserts--meerkats, snakes, lizards, birds, etc.
Plains--big game from Africa.
There is also a dolphin habitat with an underwater viewing dome.
The White River Gardens next to the zoo contain indoor and outdoor gardens and plants, with a nice view of downtown Indianapolis.
I found the zoo to be very nice, with a great layout.
Currently, the zoo is undergoing major remodeling and additions but it does not affect your visit too much.
The admission price are $16.50 for adults, and $11.50 for youth. From October 31 to April 12, the admission is half price.
I thought parking was outrageously priced at $6 per vehichle.
My favorite part of the zoo was the desert pavillion.
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A Romp With The Animals Jun 28, 2011
The Indianapolis Zoo opened in 1964. It has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research.
The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.(www.indyzoo.com)
This weekend my family and I went to the Indianapolis Zoo for my son's birthday. We arrived around 12:30pm and headed straight to the new tiger forest where twice a day they do tiger training shows. Great for up close and personal pictures of the tigers! (be sure to get there early so you have a good view though)
The zoo consists of 4 main sections: ocean, forest, desert, and plains. In the oceans area they have penguins, sharks (that you can pet!) fish, dolphins (you can go under their tank and see them and be sure to catch the dolphin show!), polar bears, seals, etc... In the forest section they have tigers, bears, monkeys, eagles, etc... In the desert they have turtles, lizards, meerkats, etc.. In the plains you have lions, rhinos, cheetahs, bats, warthogs, etc... They have rides for the little ones like a cool little roller coaster and a train that goes behind the scenes of the zoo.
Beautiful flowers were all over the zoo. They have the White River Gardens next door and down the road is White River Park and The Indianapolis Indian's baseball field. This is a great place for a family day trip.
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