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The Indianapolis Zoo

Plan an Adventure to The Indy Zoo

If you’re looking for the perfect addition to your next downtown Indy getaway, explore your wild side at the celebrated Indianapolis Zoo. The very first destination in the U.S. to attain official zoo accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums, the world-famous Indianapolis Zoo offers fun ways to view and learn about some of the world’s most intriguing creatures. The zoo features 1,400 animals and about 31,000 plants in simulated natural habitats, along with fun programs, daily dolphin presentations and unique experiences the whole family will love.

At the Indy Zoo, you can go around the world without leaving the comfort of downtown Indianapolis. Explore the verdant jungles of the South American rainforest, journey to the Antarctic and discover the land of the penguins, and take a quick trip to the desert dome to encounter free-roaming reptiles and birds. You can even voyage to the bottom of the sea and view reef exhibits with bright green moray eels, colorful coral and wobegong sharks. From Amur tigers and majestic African lions to playful sea lions and magnificent macaws, you’ll find them all at the Indy Zoo.

The Indy Zoo is also home to the three-acre White River Gardens, a beautiful botanical attraction that features hundreds of beautiful plants and special exhibits that change throughout the year. Stroll through miles of stunning flowered paths while learning about gardening and landscape design.

Stay Close to All the Fun

Located just over 1.5 miles (about eight minutes by car) from all the action, Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is a top choice among hotels near the Indianapolis Zoo. After a fun day exploring the zoo, you’ll feel right at home in one of our bright and spaciously newly renovated rooms and suites each outfitted with plush Marriott bedding, custom wall murals and HDTVs. We’ve re-imagined our rooms with a bright and airy feel and modern sensibility.

Before heading to the zoo, swing by our onsite Starbucks® for your favorite morning beverage and gear up for our newest addition: a brand new restaurant opening in 2018! With a prime location in the heart of downtown, we make it easy to enjoy all of downtown’s most popular attractions, including Lucas Oil Stadium, White River State Park, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The next time you are looking for a comfortable and convenient hotel near the Indianapolis Zoo with modern rooms and thoughtful amenities, book your next Indy getaway at Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.