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Address: 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
Phone Number: 812-435-6143
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Not a lot of animals

The zoo seemed to be set up very oddly. There also were not as many animals as I was expecting. The animals were very nice to see and it was quiet when I went right away in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a cute smaller zoo. The kids enjoyed the jaguar and the way they had several peacocks and other birds walking around. The robot zoo is not worth the extra money.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The zoo seemed to be set up very oddly. There also were not as many animals as I was expecting. The animals were very nice to see and it was quiet when I went right away in the morning. Nice scenic walk and pleasant time.

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Oakland City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived in the afternoon and got right in. WE started in Amazonia. We loved this area of the zoo. There was a visible mist over our heads as we would envision in a Rain Forest. Lots of fabulous and well cared for plants of all kinds. We were impressed with the ferns and flowering plants. Our favorite exhibits were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We go to the zoo at least 2-3 times a month. My grandson loves it. It's a good walk workout with hills and steps.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wish they had more animals. To me just not worth the price since there isn't alot of animals there. Wish they would do some things like some of the larger zoos with penguins, apes, big cats, etc.

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Fishers, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When I lived in southern Indiana, I visited this zoo many times. For a city the size of Evansville it probably is an adequate zoo. It seems though they haven't kept pace with other zoos. I don't know if it's funding or what. The zoo was not as clean as I remembered and there seemed to be fewer animals. For... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

It's ok but the day we went there were far too many high school age groups everyplace basically taking over. But for the price it's a nice little visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The zoo is big, but could use a few more exhibits. We were excited to see their elephant, but they had released it to an elephant sanctuary to be with other elephants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

stopped by for a visit at the zoo after the pageant in Evansville Indiana seen the bear an got a new look at the tiger will be back to see him after they got his new home ready got to feed the giraffes that was really fun

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had fond memories of visiting the zoo in the past. Today was a total disappointment. The zoo felt very dirty with areas of stagnant water and empty displays. There were very few animals that you would expect to see at a zoo. Where were the lions, tigers, bears, seals, and elephants? I have been to many zoos and this... More 

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Additional Information about Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Address: 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
Phone Number: 812-435-6143
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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