Wild Tykes Play Zone Amusement Area

Columbian Park has entertained visitors with a variety of fun amusement rides since they were added in the 1960s. In 2012, Columbian Park Zoo developed the amusement rides area into the "Wild Tykes Play Zone". Today, 4 exciting rides are available - 3 exclusively for pre-school aged children. Featured among the attractions is the Columbian Park Express Train Ride, providing families an enjoyable 10-minute scenic journey around the park.

Located in the center of Columbian Park, the amusement rides are operated from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rides are open during normal Columbian Park Zoo hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information please call 765-807-1540.
Girl in small boat ride


Ride Weekday
Train $2
Helicopters $1.50
Horse and Buggy
Small Boats
Helicopters, horse and buggy, and small boats are exclusively for smaller children.
  • Children must be smaller than 42 inches and 75 pounds to ride for their own safety; No exceptions!
  • Unlimited ride pass for Family Night is $5
  • Value pack of tickets available daily - $7.50 worth of tickets for $7
Ride Discounts
  • Family Night (Wednesdays): $3/person unlimited rides pass
  • Value Pack for Rides Only: 30 tickets for $7 ($7.50 value)
  • Group Train Rate (10+ people): $1/person
  • Large Group Rate (10+people): Unlimited rides $5/person