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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
812-435-6143
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Ranked #11 of 17 attractions in Evansville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Brandenburg, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Our family enjoyed every minute of the Evansville Zoo. It is a small zoo but we got to see animals that we had never seen before. The Amazon rain forest is the absolute best attraction there. It was a beautiful day and a gorgeous zoo. It didn't get a 5 rating because there were so many attractions under construction but,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

From the earlier reviews I had read about the zoo, I was expecting something a little better than what we saw. The Amazonia was ok but other than it wasn't much, a couple of zebra, two giraffes a few monkeys and several peacocks roaming freely. We were thru in under 2 hours. My advice would be to pass.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Layout rather easy to follow, not a busy time of year so easy to get around and through exhibits. Low price entertainment for a couple of hours.

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Indianapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited the zoo for the first time with friends and our kids. Yes it was during the "off season," we should have paid much less then the "regular" admission price. A lot of the animals were inside due to the weather, which was expected. A lot of construction area's were not properly blocked off where children could easily get... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is probably one of the worst zoos I have visited and as a parent of four, believe me, I have seen a lot of them. The grounds are not well kept and the only pretty scenery to speak of was the little " lake " that you could paddle boat around in a circle for a few minutes. The... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We are still in our building stages with this zoo, so I look forward to the future. If you go be prepared to walk and walk a lot- and it's ALL uphill. The Amazonia exhibit is excellent. But once you leave it you'll find the rest is adequate at best. A lot of walking. The trolley is great but you... More

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Brazil, IN
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We took our grandson to the Mesker Park Zoo this past September and really enjoyed the day. There were a few exhibits closed but there was a nice variety of animals to see. The new Amazonia exhibit is very good.

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Evansville, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

While Evansville cannot boast the biggest or best animal displays the park is an easy walk for adults and kids and has a nice variety of animals and a very nice staff

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was really clean and all the things you can look at are great, they have teaching tours and your children will love it.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

On a pretty day, why not take the family to the zoo? Breathe in the fresh air, walk at a fast pace for exercise or meander for the beauty of your surroundings! Have a light snack, watch the children play, and visit the gift store to pick up gifts for the tikes in your life. Spend a morning or afternoon-... More

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