Zoos in Terre Haute

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The Dakota Zoo
(56 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,...
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...
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.
Wolf Park
(80 Miles)
Battle Ground
Home to a herd of bison, 2 coyotes and 3 red foxes as well as 18 adult wolves.
Scovill Zoo
(83 Miles)
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
Evansville
Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!
Miller Park Zoo
(109 Miles)
Bloomington
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
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.
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
Brookville
Amazing location where one may enter the enclosures and interact with the wolves! Really!
Louisville Zoo
(126 Miles)
Louisville
Home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.
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.
Glen Oak Zoo
(143 Miles)
Peoria
The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
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...
Newport Aquarium
(158 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...
Michigan City
Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.
World Aquarium
(160 Miles)
St. Louis
Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two headed snakes and two-headed turtles. You can feed stingrays, pet a shark, get a fish manicure, or...
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.
Potawatomi Zoo
(164 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.
St Louis Zoo
(165 Miles)
St Louis
he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to establish a zoological park. Sure enough, local prid...
Brookfield Zoo
(165 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.
Shedd Aquarium
(166 Miles)
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
Albion
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Lincoln Park Zoo
(170 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...
Cosley Zoo
(171 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...
Kline Creek Farm
(172 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 ...
Chesterfield
The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a better understanding and increased awareness of our natural world. This facility presents an unparalleled opportunity to impact science and natural histo...
Horse Cave
Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.
Cave City
You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest animals ever. The museum has nearly 14,000 square f...
Lexington
The museum is located at the Kentucky Horse Park, already a magnet for horse lovers. This working horse farm, located just north of Lexington in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, offers tours of farm operations, a daily Parade of Breeds, horse and carriag...
Jackson
In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.
Cape Girardeau
Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Visitors can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals. You'll also find a petting zoo, gift shop, picnic shelter, and snack shack. ...
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...
Santa Claus
Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.
Strickers Grove
(148 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
(168 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!
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!
East Dundee
Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!
Eureka
You'll find every kind of ride for every kind of rider at Six Flags St. Louis. So, whether you want to get some air on Tony Hawk 's Big Spin, scream your head off on The Boss, or soar among the clouds on Colossus, our classic Ferris Wheel, you'll fin...
Caribbean Cove
(71 Miles)
Indianapolis
Gather up your little squirts and jump into a 50,000 square foot tropical explosion of year round water fun where you will find an island full of squirts, sprays, slides and surprises. No matter the season, it is alway summery inside Caribbean Cove I...
French Lick
Big Splash Adventure offers an exciting water park adventure for the entire family! 154, smoke free and pet free, family friendly rooms & suites available, many feature bunk beds! Enjoy 40,000 square feet of water park fun! No weather worries! Our w...
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.
Kokomo
Waterpark for the whole family.
Splash Valley
(114 Miles)
Kankakee
Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place this summer.
Splash House
(119 Miles)
Marion
Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas
Clarksville
Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,
Crown Point
In the 12 seasons Deep River waterpark has been operating we have bough SPLASHtacular Fun to millions!
Joliet
Splash Station enjoyed its first full season of fun in 2003. Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark includes fun for the whole family.

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