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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

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Nice zoo

We visited Mesker Zoo on Thanksgivingday to do a nice walk before the turkey. We spent several... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Sittard, The Netherlands
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Boo at the zoo

Unfortunately it was raining on the night we went but indoor attractions were nice. The young kids... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited Mesker Zoo on Thanksgivingday to do a nice walk before the turkey. We spent several hours here, and loved it. Nice zoo for a small town like Evansville. Good collection of animals, in general not the spectacular ones like lions or elephants, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan-Tiny
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately it was raining on the night we went but indoor attractions were nice. The young kids in the group enjoyed some of the hands on exhibits

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carlene1812
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I had a great time at this zoo! I visited with family and will definitely go back the next time I'm around Evansville. The otters were my favorite :D

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Matthew W
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited MeskerPark Zoo with my wife and 9 month old child. Admission was incredibly affordable ($10) and there were no crowds. The zoo was decorated for Boo at the Zoo so there were many photo ready places set up which was fantastic. My wife and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel L
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Definitely fun!! Had two 4 year old little boys and loved everything about it! Of course it was in the evening so not as many animals were out, but they had lots of things for the kids to do! What a fun safe way to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pauline S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I took our grandson 1-1/2 and a friend's young daughter and son (baby sitting). Bought a season membership. Walked through the zoo and took the tram back to the main gate. Rode the carousel, view the animals, giraffes with a baby were a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Imiscue
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Good value, excellent customer service. Many animals and a baby giraffe! There offer a trolley to get you around for a small fee!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bren1838
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this zoo. Not as large as some we’ve been to but still plenty to see. We got to see the feeding time for the giraffes and got many good close up pictures. Grounds were clean and plants/ flowers well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 924kimj
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice zoo, surprised to find this in Evansville. Well kept, lots of animals to see. Would go back again.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Zakattak32
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This was such a nice peaceful little sanctuary in the middle of town. The botanical garden and sanctuary was like none I’ve ever seen. Very clean and comfortable. Very reasonably priced amenities like the tram and paddle boats. Small and easy to walk for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from jennifermO1968BK | Reviewed this property |
No lions. There are Siberian tigers and Jaguars. There are new animals: 10 month old giraffe and a giant anteater.
June 30, 2018|
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Response from meharmarcial | Reviewed this property |
No fee for parking
June 12, 2018|
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Response from 332julic | Reviewed this property |
It's all together on one property for one price. The Amazon rainforest is very cool and there is a tram which costs $2, pedal boats on a pond and a newly refurbished Carousel for $2. Other than that everything is covered by... More