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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
812-435-6143
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Evansville
Type: Zoos
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Wooster, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
78 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We've been to many zoos both large and small, this would rank in the bottom if not at the bottom. It was a gorgeous day, so the weather does not play into my review, however, this zoo is sub-par. There is lots of walking up and down hills to see very little. Many exhibits were not just missing a sign... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Boo at the zoo is hosted during after hours with sponsors lined on a path handing out candy. I did not think this was worth the money. They a few animals you could see and some bugs and insect but overall it was basically like paying to trick or treat. For the amount of animals that we actually saw the... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very well kept Zoo, lovely day to enjoy animals just wish the Giraffe feedings were open later than 2:00pm.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I loved all the little attention to details we found at this zoo. It was all decorated for Halloween when we visited, lots of decorations throughout the zoo. The Amazonian exhibit was beautiful, with many animals and plants I haven't seen at other zoos. The animals here are so curious. At several exhibits where we paused a few minutes to... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were looking for things to do on a cloudy October day and decided to head to the zoo. What a nice surprise to find the park not only beautiful but clean and staff were friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed the rainforest botanical garden. Gorgeous! I will definitely be back.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

had an hour to kill, and after seeing zoos in Memphis or San Diego, and HoChiMinh City VN this is probably a very good zoo for town the size of Evansville. relaxing mid week visit with very few people visiting. so was a pretty quick walk through. kind of like a good walk with some interesting sights. Better than the... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice family zoo.Good collection of animals. Be prepared to do a lot of walking up and down hills.They do have a tram to get around the zoo. Admission price and food prices are very reasonable. I would recommend this zoo to anyone.

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Baltimore, MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I am from Baltimore and have two zoos in close proximity that are world renowned..so I am probably zoo "snobby", but I will not visit this zoo again. The landscaping on the trails and pathways is tremendously overgrown. There are not a lot of animals to see, but the peacocks run wild throughout the zoo, so that was pretty interesting.... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love to go to the zoo on a cool day. There's so much to see at Amazonia and they are always adding exhibits. The hills are awesome for cardio and toning your buns.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We drove down from Indianapolis to visit our daughter at USI and took 6 teenagers to the zoo. The price is very reasonable and the zoo is large. There are some unique animals there. The food is not priced outrageously so you can get a snack. The college kids have been a few times which I think says a lot.... More

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