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Zookeeper Torree Prosser chats with Maggie, a green-naped pheasant pigeon, in the Indonesian Rain Forest exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on Friday. The zoo has been named the "Best Summer Gotta-Do" in an online poll by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Pheasant pigeons are from New Guinea.

Children's zoo named 'best summer gotta-do'

TinCaps game at Parkview Field places second

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo has been named the "best summer gotta-do" in Indiana, the state Office of Tourism Development has announced.

A TinCaps game at Parkview Field placed second, the tourism office said in a statement.

The rankings are based on voting in the "Best of Indiana" section of

Voters also selected top choices for Indiana pies, ice-cream shops, sandwiches and fall travel destinations.

The winners in other categories were:

  • Best pie: Apple pie at The Apple Works, Trafalgar;
  • Best sandwich: Bratwurst at the Schnitzelbank, Jasper;
  • Best ice-cream shop: The Chief, Goshen; and
  • Best fall foliage spot: Brown County State Park, Brown County.