Zoos in Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne
As well as the main enclosures, included here is a Family Farm animal petting facility, Tree Top Trail, African Journey safari fun, plus Dr. Diversity’s Research Station with hands on researcher roleplay using microscopes and more.
Albion
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Potawatomi Zoo
(69 Miles)
South Bend
Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a special part of this community.
Athens
A reptile and amphibian rescue zoo, homing and rehabilitating creatures in need in naturalistic habitats for you and your kids to visit in safety.
Battle Creek
Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, Overnight Safari, and Zoo Snooze Programs!
Toledo Zoo
(89 Miles)
Toledo
With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos it's also the regions top family destination! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Toledo for ki...
Wolf Park
(96 Miles)
Battle Ground
Home to a herd of bison, 2 coyotes and 3 red foxes as well as 18 adult wolves.
Coloma
Deer Forest is an animal petting zoo and fun park. You can feed the deer and other animals up close. It also offers kiddie amusement rides, storybook lane, miniature golf, large playground, inflatable jumper, food, picnic area with grills, and ple...
Lafayette
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
Michigan City
Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.
Ann Arbor
The Creature Conservancy
Indianapolis Zoo
(106 Miles)
Indianapolis
Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for thin...
Ann Arbor
A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.
Ann Arbor
Domino's Petting Farm is conveniently located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about farming and farm animals. Come join us for a fun-filled day. Pet our animals, including our many rare breeds, and e...
Brookville
Amazing location where one may enter the enclosures and interact with the wolves! Really!
Potter Park Zoo
(117 Miles)
Lansing
The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the animal kingdom so that future generations of manki...
Alto
Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.
African Safari
(123 Miles)
Port Clinton
Come for a day of fun, education, and entertainment. Home of over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve. You will view and may feed the animals from the comfort of your vehicle.
Powell
A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!
John Ball Zoo
(133 Miles)
Grand Rapids
The John Ball Zoo has over 1100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the United States. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Michigan
Cincinnati
Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the "Top Ten Bes...
Shedd Aquarium
(139 Miles)
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
The Detroit Zoo
(141 Miles)
Royal Oak
Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in reintroduction of species throughtout the state.
The Dakota Zoo
(141 Miles)
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
Newport Aquarium
(141 Miles)
Newport
Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive shows and "meet the biologist" sessions every day. V...
Lincoln Park Zoo
(142 Miles)
Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who come to hear a lion's roar echo off nearby...
Rising Sun
Dedicated to the preservation of North American wildlife and is not limited to wolves. Visit with a range of contented predators recovering in excellent habitats.
Brookfield Zoo
(149 Miles)
Brookfield
- is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and is only 12m west of downtown Chicago.The animals are waiting, so come visit today! One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Cosley Zoo
(164 Miles)
Wheaton
Maintains 20 exhibits, housing more than 200 animals that represent more than 70 species. Visitors can enjoy watching the activities of the curious red fox, playful raccoons, intriguing turkey vultures, adorable goats and much more. Free for under 17...
Birch Run
Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!
Kline Creek Farm
(168 Miles)
West Chicago
Step back in time and experience what life was like on a DuPage County Farm in the 1890s, with historically-costumed interpreters operating this living-history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. There is always something to see, do and ...
Cleveland
One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.
Akron Zoo
(187 Miles)
Akron
When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Starlight
Activities include admission range from tether ball game, 40 ft tunnel slide, giant jenga and tot's play area to the Billy Goat walk, plus wagon and pony rides, inflatable slide, cow train, apple toss and corn maze.
The Wilds
(199 Miles)
Cumberland
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat, a...
East Troy
Wide range of domestic animals, hay and pony rides, petting barn, milking experience, adventure playground and seasonal extras.
Strickers Grove
(125 Miles)
Hamilton
Strickers Grove has 15 midway rides and two roller coasters. There is a shaded picnic area with numerous picnic tables. Strickers Grove also features an 18 hole miniature golf course, game arcade, skee-ball arcade, concession stand, five horseshoe pi...
Kings Island
(128 Miles)
Kings Mills
If you want to experience thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable day with your family, Kings Island has over 80 rides, shows and attractions with something for every member of your family, young or old!
Holland
Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...
Cedar Point
(130 Miles)
Sandusky
Over 75 awesome rides featuring the world's biggest coaster collection, including Maverick and Millennium Force. Plus family rides and kiddie thrills aplenty too.
Cook
A buried treasure of fun for kids! Hands on amusements are great for developing motor skills and independence. Plus trains, slides, paddle boats and more.
Schaumburg
An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!
Muskegon
Michigans largest amusement park with many rides. Something for everyone.
Gurnee
From wet rides to dry and the gentle to the terrifying, they're bigger and better than ever with plenty of new additions and all the old favourites!
East Dundee
Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!
Milwaukee
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral gardens , all in one afternoon . . . and an amazing lighting display in the evening! The incredible diversity of plantlife you will encounter reminds us all of the Earth's unique divers...
Tuscora Park
(197 Miles)
New Philadelphia
Whether you take part in activities like swimming and tennis or miniature golf, have kids that love amusement rides, or want to enjoy an old-fashioned evening band concert, Tuscora Park has a state-wide reputation as an affordable place to come for f...
Splash House
(46 Miles)
Marion
Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas
Kokomo
Waterpark for the whole family.
Noblesville
50-meter pool and a separate diving pool with 1-meter and 3-meter spring boards. The 50-meter pool features a magnificent water slide and the tots have their own area with fun features.

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