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Address: 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
Phone Number: 812-435-6143
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Decent Zoo and Reasonably Priced.

My wife and I visited the Mesker Park Zoo 10/25/2015 and enjoyed it. It's small, well decorated and clean. It's not The San Diego Zoo, but for a place to spend a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
jamieneal77
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Evansville
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Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden has made amazing strides in the last few years. They are in a process of constant upgrading, both for the benefit of the animals in the zoo, as well as the patrons. The Amazonia exhibit is amazing. Try to visit during Boo at the Zoo around Halloween, around Valentine;s Day for the Orchid... More 

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Thank in47714
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Kids love it adults too..get your exercise and have fun. Have food and gift shop plenty of parking. Ride the tram and take it easy.

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Thank Mark S
Evansville, Indiana
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199 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

For a city the size of Evansville, it is great to have such a nice zoo. The Amazon area is wonderful and fairly new. It is all inside. The tram has recently been updated. I love that for the last two years they have had new Colobus baby monkies...so adorable.

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Thank IndianaKris
Evansville
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Mesker Park Zoo 10/25/2015 and enjoyed it. It's small, well decorated and clean. It's not The San Diego Zoo, but for a place to spend a couple of hours (especially with children) it's nice enough.

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Thank jamieneal77
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Clean, nice place to go but it seemed like we saw soooo many solitary, bored animals. Rhino was heart breaking in a pen smaller than our living room. Heart ached looking at him and the other alone animals.

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Thank 970JimW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A very good place for family the very clean place and it's a lot of fun the animals are amazing they're well taken care of kids absolutely loved it

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The zoo is not huge but gives you plenty to see. The rainforest area was interesting. The tram driver Penny was a Delight. She did a great job with her information and enthusiasm about the zoo. Love to see someone happy at work!! The restrooms were the cleanest of the four zoos we have visited in the last 3 months.... More 

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Thank TDK1009
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited the zoo during a hot day in August. We parked in the lot a little ways down from zoo as zoo parking lot is small and fills up quick. Zoo was under construction as they are remodeling and adding new exhibits. Kids loved the rain forest exhibit. Food was pricey. There is a lot of walking in this... More 

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Thank ilovetoread2
Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place for some slow pace walking exercise. Nice open paved hilly trails. Loved the enclosed Amazonia! Nice place to walk & talk w my daughter! Evansville zoo is clean & the animals are in full view! If you are lucky, the monkeys will put on a show!

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Thank CSmoth
EVANSVILLE
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70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Glad that a city the size of Evansville has a nice zoo. When I was young a popular attraction was the Monkey Boat. I'm sure decades later, people are naming their favorite! Many updates over the years. Always a great place for your visitors to embrace. There are other attractions throughout the year, held at the zoo. Seek out your... More 

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