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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
812-435-6143
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Evansville
Type: Zoos
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place had a lot to offer, including a tram ride around the place. I do not know how they can continue to operate the place though because there did not seem to be too many guests there on July 13, 2014. It was very hot and kind of humid, but of course none of us can control the weather...... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden is typical of a zoo in a town the size of Evansville. There is a good assortment of animals that viewers can see pretty close up. There is plenty of space of each animal display, and the zoo is spread out giving folks a good walk to see all that is on display.

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Covington, KY
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234 reviews 234 reviews
102 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a gem of a zoo. It's not huge but they have a good variety of animals (and plants! - this would be worth the price of admission just for a botanical walk). Word of warning - this is a very hilly site. I encourage anyone with trouble walking to get a tram ticket to take you from one... More

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My daughter loved all the animals. Love the tram ride thru the zoo and she taught us lots. Very nice employees that were very helpful. Loved the boats on lake victoria.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I'm prejudiced because I grew up enjoying this from the days they had the monkey boat,but more current visits confirm that this is an attraction easy to enjoy. My favorite part is that you can walk around with the peacocks but I also love the indoor nocturnal animals, the hippi, and the giraffes. You can ride the little train around... More

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evansville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It speaks well of a city of our size that it has seen fit to keep up with current zoo expectations and philosophy. Given budgetary constraints the zoo may not have the broadest spectrum of animals but what there is are well tended and presented. The gem is Amazonia, our own little tropical jungle. A must see if you are... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great zoo with lots of interactive areas. Some exhibits are closed for renovation, but there are still several areas to roam.

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Small enough to walk in 2 hours, the staff were very helpful in answering our questions. The animal feeding times are posted, so that is always entertaining

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Great family fun. Please go its amazing. Ecxpecilly the amozonia rain forest. So fun.. i loved it it is a wonderful place. Enjoy the fun in evansville mesker park zoo.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I have been a member for a few years and there were reasons I became a member. First, I found that after retiring I didn't get enough exercise and the zoo is a truly interesting, beautiful place to walk. With the hills, it is truly a good workout. Another reason was that it is a place my grandchildren enjoy visiting... More

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