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Columbian Park Zoo

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Great Small Walkable Zoo

This was a great little day trip. The zoo was small but a great adventure. Lots is things to do... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Great Little Zoo.

If you are close and have an hour or so to use up, please consider visiting this little gem. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1915 Scott St, Lafayette, IN 47904-2929
+1 765-807-1540
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great little day trip. The zoo was small but a great adventure. Lots is things to do. The train ride was very nice around the grounds of the property.

Thank DLMurray54
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are close and have an hour or so to use up, please consider visiting this little gem. The butterfly garden was cool, the monkeys are always fun to watch, and the wallabies were jumping around. It's free! It's free!

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great zoo for kids. Love the wallaby enclosure. Can't go wrong with their admission price. Tons of parking on other side of Columbian Park. Excited to see their expansion plans in a few seasons.

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just out doing adult stuff and where do we wind up. This adorable little zoo..that’s free!.where there’s no map because “you just need to keep going in any direction and you’ll see all the exhibits”. So we did. Really sweet butterfly garden. And for $2...More

Thank Peg d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do after a few days of rain. We knew all the hiking trails nearby would be a muddy mess. We ended up heading over to this little zoo and had a very pleasant afternoon. There aren't a lot of...More

Thank GottaSeeItAll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little zoo. Definitely nice for children. Goats,mini horses,pigs etc. To pet. Nice butterfly garden. Worth a hour from your day

Thank winks1996
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have always enjoyed the Columbian Park Zoo. It's gotten smaller over the years but it is still free so that's a big bonus. Enjoy the petting zoo section and if you time it right they have the cutest baby goats

Thank llwood78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delightful little zoo. It is small enough to take small children to without being overwhelmed by running about copious ground. Visitors can touch, pet and even cuddle with (e.g. small newborn lambs) the harmless and docile residents. Exhibits include llama, butterfly house,...More

1  Thank markdkroll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice , Small, Free Zoo. Extremely well maintained. Otters and Petting Zoo (goats). Butterfly House was my favorite.

Thank Pheenom38
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We started our day out with a picnic in the park. Parking in on the street, right off of the park. There are plenty of gazebos with several picnic tables under them and huge grassy areas in between for the kids to play. Each gazebo...More

1  Thank Jodi P
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Robbie R
21 February 2017|
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Response from traceyc423 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are guards everywhere. Adults supervisors to supervise the guards. It is a great place to go! Now with that being said, there is always trouble makers everywhere. But, I have not seen one instant at this place.