Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo is one of the main attractions for the tourists as well as for the children in this city. It is also known as Indy zoo. 

Indy Zoo was the first place in our list to visit in Indianapolis. The Zoo is located in White River State Park. Indy Zoo was opened in 1964 and plays a major role in worldwide conservation and research.

We had a friend who was staying with his family in Indianapolis. Since his family had gone home for some family needs, he offered his house for us to stay. He had already visited the Zoo with his family earlier, and hence was eager to take us there. He also had a membership there. Hence, it was easier for him to take us to the most important places without wasting our time.

The Indy zoo is home for more than 350 different species of animals, such as cheetah, elephants, gorillas, iguana, penguins, etc. There are endangered and threatened species also in the zoo. It is certainly one of the best family vacation spots and the kids would learn a lot about various animals here as well as enjoy to their heart's content.

The botanical garden called White River Garden has over one thousand plant varieties and it is a great place to learn about various plants.

In the Butterfly garden, there are several types of butterflies.

Another great interesting place one should not miss in Indianapolis zoo is theDolphin Show.

There was also a Store in the Zoo which offered several attractive things from unique stuffed animal toys to customized jewelery.

We saw several teachers with their students who had come from different parts of the State for education purpose. It was fun watching the anxious students asking their teachers questions one after other.

Hotels in Indianapolis

JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel . Located in the downtown, overlooks Victory Field. They also have a great pool and exercise facility. Check out the reviews of the visitors who stayed there.

Conrad Indiapolis . Located in the downtown, walkaway distance from Circle Centre for shopping and movies, it has excellent facilities like well maintained and clean pool, with good quality rooms, and attached Capital Grill and Wine Bar, and very helpful staff. Check out their reviews.

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