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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Address: 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
Phone Number: 812-435-6143
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Ranked #6 of 11 Activities in Evansville
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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North Judson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I liked the zoo....the grounds are beautiful and the exhibits were interesting. The next time we're in Evansville we'd like to stop again.

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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The day after Christmas was unseasonable warm so we took the four grandchildren (ages 7-14) to the zoo. We had not been in several years and we all enjoyed it. Of course there were no gardens, but the animals were more active than when we saw them in the summer months. Most of the animals were out, but a few... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As an avid zoo-goer I can definitely say this tops my charts, especially with it being so small. I was kinda nervous since I didn't picture Evansville to have such a noted zoo. We went to the zoo on a weekday before halloween (like a week or so before) and it was empty which made it awesome to be able... More 

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Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This zoo had it's charms. There were large lakes with various birds that were fun to look at. My daughter got to feed a giraffe for a fee. There was a lot of walking to do here, much of it on hills. We had an enjoyable day together.

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Wooster, Ohio
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79 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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