Train & Rides


Columbian Park Zoo Express

All aboard the Columbian Park Express Train!  Visited all the exhibits at the zoo but don’t want to leave quite yet? Let our train conductor take you on a fun and unique ride through Columbian Park.  Sit back and relax in the comfort of our train suitable for patrons of all ages.

The train runs, weather-permitting, during the Zoo opening hours with the last ride leaving 30 minutes before the Zoo closes.  Tickets are available to purchase in the Zoo's Gift Shop.

Please note, the train cannot operate when tracks are wet, so consider weather conditions before making your purchase. Train tickets are non-refundable.

The Columbian Park Zoo Express is in operation (weather-permitting) during the Zoo’s open season mid-April through mid-October. During its operating season, the Express runs during Zoo open hours.  Please check in the gift shop for train departure times on the day of your visit.

2023 Train tickets: $2 per rider (children 2 and under free)

Pedal Boat Rides

Pedal Boats have officially launched in the newly refurbished Columbian Park Lagoon!  Tickets for pedal boat rides are available to purchase in the Zoo Gift Shop.  Rides are available, weather permitting, during defined hours (see the gift shop for seasonal schedule), with the last departure 45 minutes prior to closing.  Pedal boat rides are up to 30 minutes in duration, and each boat can accommodate up to 4 riders. Riders must be at least 3 years of age, and children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult rider.  Per Indiana law, all riders age 13 and under must wear a life vest at all times during the ride. 

2023 Pedal Boat Ride tickets: $4 per person 

Carousel - coming in the future!

We look forward to debuting a beautiful new carousel in the future - follow us on our social media pages for updates!