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Address: 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
Phone Number: 812-435-6143
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A Wonderful Surprise!

We were a bit hesitant at first to visit the zoo, since some of the reviews were pretty negative. We ended up being pleasantly surprised--it was clean and well-kept, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
vicki s
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were a bit hesitant at first to visit the zoo, since some of the reviews were pretty negative. We ended up being pleasantly surprised--it was clean and well-kept, and the animals seemed well-cared for. It was small enough to walk around comfortably, yet large enough to hold our interest for several hours, and it was reasonably priced.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Most all exhibits allow you to be right close to the animals. There was a wide variety of animals, we enjoyed it and got a kick out of the roaming peacocks everywhere. Loved the paddle boat ride, however the guy running it on may 24th in afternoon was grumpy and not friendly seemed like he didn't want to do this,... More 

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Washington, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this zoo with our school group. The kids had a good time, not so much because of what they saw at the zoo, but just being together. If we had gone with just our family, the boys would not have had as much fun. It is VERY hilly, and can be a tough trek for some people. Feeding... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

great zoo for small children. Several things to see. Great giraffe area you can even feed them for $2. A few areas are disappointing, the tiger one is small and look so unhappy. But you are able to tell the are continually updating

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

this zoo is great and friendly. EXCEPT THE young ladies feeding the giraffes at 11 am on 5. 24 .15. owners please note this review. the giraffe feeding seems to be very unorganized and problematic. The giraffes can reach everyone in the line. our backs was turned to the giraffe while I was talking to my toddler. the lady with... More 

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

With cooler sunny weather all the animals were out enjoying the sunshine Then in AMAZONIA we were excited to see an amazing number of plants The best of both world (plants & animals)

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We actually visited this city to go to the Zoo. Sadly, many of the animal exhibits were chained off. All the grass was overgrown and anything that was made of wood, looks like it was built 50 years ago. This zoo needs some TLC. I actually felt bad for most of the animals. When I left the zoo, I was... More 

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Newburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been to the Evansville Zoo several times, as recently as last Monday with my grandson. For a small city it is adequate and the kids enjoy it. it offers good exercise when walking all of the hills from section to section.

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Denver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

For a city the size of Evansville, located where it is, this zoo is very good! Smaller than St. Louis zoo, but more informative and still with decent exhibits, accessible to kids, and not to crowded on a Sunday morning in mid May. It is hilly so be ready to walk/push those strollers up and down hills. Nice to be... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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198 reviews 198 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a pretty zoo that I've heard a lot about for years. We made the 5 hours trip for our anniversary (I am a zoo geek!). It's large and plenty of animals to see. Amazonia is cool (indoor jungle w/ibis, etc.). There's a few houses inside, a tram and paddle boat rides to rent. Bumper boats for kids not... More 

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