Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

The Indianapolis Zoo

Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility 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 is located in White River State Park downtown and is the only attraction accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and the American Association of Museums as a zoo, an aquarium and a botanic garden.   The Indianapolis Zoo is located approximately one mile west of the downtown on West Washington Street.  

White River Gardens continues the Indianapolis Zoo’s mission of connecting animals, plants and people.  This stunningly beautiful 3.3-acre landmark botanical attraction combines the best of gardening ideas, plant information and inspirational design to serve the needs of all visitors. 

Directions to the Indianapolis Zoo:

From the north: Take I-65 south to Exit 114.  Go south on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St./West St. to Washington St. Turn west (right) on Washington, then travel west for one mile.  Zoo entrance is on the north (right hand) side.

From the south: Take I-65 north to I-70 west to Exit 79A (West St.).  Go north on Missouri St./West St. to Washington St. Turn west (left) on Washington, then travel west for one mile.  Zoo entrance is on the north (right hand) side.

From the east: Take I-70 west to I-65 north to Exit 114.  Go south on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St./West St. to Washington St. Turn west (right) on Washington, then travel west for one mile.  Zoo entrance is on the north (right hand) side.

From the west: Take I-70 east to Exit 79A (West St.).  Go north on Missouri St./West St. to Washington St. Turn west (left) on Washington, then travel west for one mile.  Zoo entrance is on the north (right hand) side.

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  • Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
  • 1200 W. Washington Street
  • Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • (317) 630-2001
  • Directions
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