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Fountain Square Food Tour
"This Food Tour is a walking activity for smaller groups although private and custom tours are available upon request.  We can alter menus to accommodate for nearly any dietary restriction as long as we are given advance notice.     Food Tours are meant to give you a look at the history culture architecture and local food and drink of a neighborhood market region
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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
"Located in Louisville the Kentucky Derby is one of America’s most exciting horse racing events in the world and takes place at Churchill Downs Racetrack. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is known as ""The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports"" because you will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum which includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits.  Ten minutes past each hour you will have the opportunity to see ""The Greatest Race"" an 18-minute movie about the Kentucky Derby and its history a story that puts you right in the heart of the first Saturday of May.  Immediately following ""The Greatest Race"" and at 30-minutes past every hour
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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
"Get ready to take a stroll and taste some of the best foods Chicago’s downtown has to offer! The Fabulous Quintessential Culinary Tour of Chicago explores Chicago’s central business district the Loop home to many of Chicago’s famous buildings restaurants and Millennium Park.You’ll enjoy 5-6 stops and food tastings (enough for lunch) all of which are included in the ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change):Pizano’s Pizza has been a family tradition serving “World famous gourmet deep dish pizza” for over 60 years. The best in Chicago! The Goddess and the Baker— Enjoy a chocolate dessert from this local bakery and cafe. Specializing in desserts all day
From $50.00

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Indianapolis Zoo

Rather small but the zoo does a good job of presenting its animal collection. The zoo is at White river park just west of downtown and just across the river from the fantastic Eitjorg museum. The zoo if limited is modern and clean but a little pricey for its size.

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Jim_Eliason
May 04, 2016

I went Ape over the Orangutans

The Orangutans were the whole reason for my visit to the zoo .. I'd seen pics of them and wanted to see in person. For some a few moments would be enough but I spent about an hour just watching them do their thing. I could have spent longer but I could tell my husband was beyond done there :)

we visiting in the fall .. the Orangutan have a indoor building to themselves.

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chattygirl7491
Dec 21, 2015

Nice little Zoo and easy to walk

We visited In Sept when the weather was just perfect .. nice way to spend 2-3 hours. I spent a lot of time in the Orangutan and bird area.Orangutan were just amazing ..so fun to watch ..one was coloring on a book ...saw some kissing .. one liked to be gross and throw up on the glass and eat it .. yuckkk.
My hubby would say too long in both areas but I could have spent more. We actually about missed the plant area .. we were heading out of the zoo and spotted it .. and it was amazing so defiantly don't miss out but I'll review it separately.

I love animals and playing with my camera so this was great fun for me and my husband endures it for my sake :)

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chattygirl7491
Dec 21, 2015

Something for everyone

The Indianapolis Zoo opened in White River State Park in 1988. The 64-acre attraction is one of few new zoos in the world to be built from the ground up. Its state-of-the-art facilities include the world's second largest, fully enclosed, environmentally controlled dolphin pavilion and the state's largest aquarium.

The Indianapolis Zoo is the only facility in the United States to be accredited as a zoological park, botanical garden, and aquarium. This “cageless” zoo features nearly 4,000 animals and 6,000 plants in simulated natural habitats.

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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ZooMania

Since I have lived here in Indy, I make sure to visit the zoo each year. They have a really great deal happening there, a company from around the city sponsers an exhibit. Each summer there is a new exhibit or an exhibit that is redone. This year they redesigned the Oceans area. They created a shark petting area. There are 18 baby sharks that are in a 2ft' pool and they actually come close to allow people to touch them. I read on the website that they are taking out the forrest area and they are putting in a Koala exhibit. I am sure that will be a big attraction!

In the last 5 years EXHIBITS:
1.Butterflies
2.White Rhinos
3.Elephants
4.Dolphins
5.Oceans
6. Meerkats

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staindesign
Sep 01, 2007

Indianapolis Zoo

Opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo offers an array of exotic and domestic animals within its park. Consisting of different world regions and bioms including the forest, waters, deserts, plains, and the opportunity to touch and interact with animals inside the encounters biome.

Each of these are very unique and consist of their own specific breads. The forest biome involves animals such as kodiak bears, many bird types, tigers, lemurs and bald eagles. Waters include the under construction dolphin exhibit, sea lions, fish of many types and the amazing sea horse that is currently there. That was my favorite of the water.

In the desert biome you have many types of snakes, turtles and the likes. The plains was my overall favorite with lions, giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and awesome rhinos.

Located in White River State Park, there is plenty to do even around the zoo area including the botanical gardens, but you could easily spend your entire day with the animals.

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djramey
Oct 29, 2004

The zoo

The Indianpolis zoo is a neat place to go, kids or not. It is clean, with plenty to do inside, though I'm not exactly a connaiseur of zoos. (doubt I spelled that right.) There is a cafeteria, playground and gift shop in addition to the animals.

FoxWMulder
Jul 28, 2003

Indianapolis Zoo ...

Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis Indians Baseball
Children's Museum
NCAA Hall of Fame
Circle City Mall
Eitlejorg Museum
Conseco Fieldhouse
Whether you are traveling with children or not, there are tons of activites to keep you busy in Indy. I have listed just a few places where you can shop, eat, site see, watch sports...Downtown is a must destination..You can park your car & walk to most activities.

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Aug 24, 2002

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Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum has exhibits on the history of the state of Indiana including biology and nature, art, artifacts, and more. There is also an IMAX theatre, restaurant, and gift shop. Check...
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Eiteljorg Museum

With a name like Eiteljorg, you would not expect such a concise museum of Indian Art and Woodland Culture. I've been looking for sources of information on the Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes....
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Indiana Repertory Theater

One of the best places to see shows and concerts in Indiana is the Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT). Though it isn't Broadway, the IRT brings Broadway shows to Indianapolis and many migrate from all...
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War Memorial Plaza

Impressive war memorial park .. Happened upon this on the way out of town and stopped for a look .. Depew Fountain is here too. I didn't even try to enter the war memorial .. don't know if it was open...
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Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Around Christmas it's all lite up and looks great .. that was our first time .. didn't see it during the day that trip but I don't think you can see the detail of the monument. Just returned to town...
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Children's Museum

Click the photo, please! Don't ever go to Indianapolis & not see the Children's Museum; after all, it's ranked as the "world's greatest Children's Museum! Jill & I loved it. There is an indoor...
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Getting to Indianapolis Zoo

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1200 West Washington Street

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 19:00

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