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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Travel Thursday: Indianapolis Zoo

A couple weekends ago we went to Indy and met up with a college friend of mine and her family. Before we came back on Sunday, we made a quick stop at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Now before I tell you about our trip, let me just give you a heads up if you ever decide to visit. We looked up the price online and it showed $12.50 for adults for just the basic admission and $26.50 for all the extras. Imagine our surprise when we go to pay when we get there and our total is $72! Um no. Apparently the price of admission is based on projected attendance for the day and not what is listed on their site. So, it was $26.50 for the basic adult admission. Let's just say I wasn't happy with that and showed them what their website said and we wound up getting Ewan's admission and wrist bands for the extras free. I'm really glad they didn't try to make us pay full admission because I really didn't want to deal with two screaming children who were promised the zoo and then didn't get to go because of this. 

But anyways...we really just had the morning to be there because we had to make the three hour drive back in time to go to Ewan's preschool registration that evening. 

Ewan is singing "Stomp, stomp, stomp that swamp!" from Jake and the Neverland Pirates

We went through pretty much all of the zoo, except we decided to ride the train around the African section instead of walking through. If you're short on time, don't. You don't really get to see many animals and see more of the buildings used to care for them instead.

We also rode the carousel, of course. 

We saw penguins, polar bears, snakes, giraffes, gorillas, flamingos, tigers and all sorts of stuff. We had to skip the dolphin show as well as the roller coaster, splash pad and playground due to time constraints. 

Next time!


  1. Wow, I can't believe that their price was different from the website. That's not cool!

  2. I had a feeling something was up because when we were walking up to buy tickets I overheard someone going off about the prices...I guess they ran into the same issue we had!

  3. how cool! log houses are really awesome.

  4. I think they are too, but I wouldn't want to live in one!

  5. That was really interesting! I've seen houses like these and always wondered why they were built that way. Thanks for the info ... and the history lesson! :-)

  6. Whenever I'm out driving somewhere, even not for work, I'm always looking at the architecture and analyzing it. A hazard of the job I guess :-)

  7. $72 for a trip to the zoo?!?! Uh, no. I would have been mad, too! I'm glad everything worked out because it looks like a really cool trip!

  8. I love learning about history, and I love real estate, so it's no surprise that I was super excited about this post! :) You have SUCH a cool job!


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