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Date/Time Event
09/24/2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essenhaus Weekly Cruise-in Car Show
Essenhaus Family Restaurant, Middlebury IN
09/24/2020
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Crown Point Car Cruise
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
09/25/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fourth Friday At the International Center Cancelled
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
09/25/2020
8:00 am
Hiking in Northwest Indiana
09/26/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crown Point Farmer's Market
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
09/26/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michigan City Farmers Market
Downtown Michigan City, Michiagn City IN
10/03/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michigan City Farmers Market
Downtown Michigan City, Michiagn City IN
10/08/2020
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Greens at the Steel Yard - a Golfing Experience
10/11/2020
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Haunted Trails & Ghost Stories Cancelled
Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan city IN
10/23/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fourth Friday At the International Center Cancelled
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/23/2020 - 10/24/2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haunted Hayrides, by ABATE
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/30/2020 - 10/31/2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haunted Hayrides, by ABATE
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN

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Washington Park Zoo

Work 115 Lake Shore Dr Michigan City IN 46360 United StatesWork Phone: (219) 873-1510Website: http://www.washingtonparkzoo.com/
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Biographical Info

Connecting Wildlife to You and the Washington Park Zoo!

The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.

Some of the other zoo highlights are the education Rotary Castle and the Discovery Center that exhibits some of the cold-blooded creatures including lizards, snakes, and frogs. The Australian Adventure which is a walk through aviary featuring over 200 colorful free flying parakeets and the Red barn exhibit housing the miniature horses, donkeys, pigs, zebu and goats. The zoo also has many unique historical WPA walkways and buildings, including the 70 foot tall observation tower.

Mission: In all aspects of the Washington Park Zoo’s exhibits, programs, facilities and activities, we hope to inspire an appreciation, respect and connection for the natural world through Conservation, Education and Recreation.

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