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Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo offers so much more to see and do they your typical lions and tigers and bears.  They have what they call Biomes, which are living habitats for the animals at the Zoo that attempts to replicate their natural habitat.  Each of the Biomes participate in conservation and breeding programs.  There is even an Oceans exhibit where you can touch a real shark.    From Holiday Inn Indianapolis/ Carmel start out going east on Pennsylvania Pky toward N College , turn right onto N College ave, take the 1st right onto E 96th St,  turnleft onto N Meridian St,  turn right onto W 30th St,  merge onto I-65 S via the ramp on the left,  merge onto N Dr martin Luther King Jr St via exit 114 toward west Street,  N Dr Martin Luther King Jr St becomes N West St,  turn right onto W Washington St/ US-40 W, The Indianapolis Zoo is on the right.

The Indianapolis Zoo is located in White River State Park downtown, and since opening 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, including accomplishing the world’s first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant. The Indianapolis Zoo was the first attraction triple accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums as a zoo, an aquarium and a botanic garden.  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

Website: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/SitePages/home.aspx

Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN

Phone Number: (317) 630-2001

Hours of operation:          

Sept 6 – Oct 31, 2011 Mon-Thurs  9am-4pm    Fri-Sun  9am-5pm

November 1 – 23, 2011  Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

November 25 – December 30, 2011  12noon-9pm, Wednesday-Sunday, closed on Mondays & Tuesdays through December 23,

open Monday-Friday on December 26-30, Closed on Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Eve & Day