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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

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Address: 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720
Phone Number: 812-435-6143
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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I love visiting the zoo and going walking, that's why I became a member recently. I love being able to visit whenever I want to and the membership lets me do that. It could use a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
AnonymouslyAnony2016
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Evansville, Indiana
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Clearwater, Florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the zoo with family and had a blast. Some of the animals like Bunny the elephant and Donna the hippo are long gone. Miss the monkey ship and the carousel. The carousel is supposedly in the works to be brought back, and I am hoping the monkey ship will be given a new life of some sort. There... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love visiting the zoo and going walking, that's why I became a member recently. I love being able to visit whenever I want to and the membership lets me do that. It could use a little updating, but it's nice to see that they are doing that through the budgie exhibit and other things right now.

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Thank AnonymouslyAnony2016
Marion, Illinois
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

little zoo. lots of uphill walking. Amazonia was great. the red panda was so cute. a little splash pad for the kids

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Thank Frank S
Owensville, Indiana
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mesker is a pretty good zoo and is getting better. The giraffes are my favorite. Amazonia is pretty awesome. There are many things in the works and I am looking forward to the improvements. There is a lot of walking at this zoo.....uphill. it is a good idea to rent a stroller/wagon unless you want to end up carrying your... More 

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Thank Kmorgan1976
Aviston, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went early on a Sunday. Wasn't very busy which was nice. My kids 5 and 3 had fun. Reason for 4 rating is because they don't have a lot of large animals. We are kind of spoiled because we are from St. Louis and members of the zoo there. Also a free zoo. The admission for this zoo was worth... More 

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Thank checks01
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't like it because they don't have very many animals out there.the hills are horrible. When I went it was less crowded. My daycare kids love it. I wish they had more animals out.

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Thank Shauna M
Evansville, Indiana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members at Mesker for years and they are constantly making improvements. Amazonia and the front entry plaza are beautiful and top-notch for a city our size. Little by little they're expanding & adding more new exhibits and activities to make this a great place to take kids. The Donna Memorial Playground, new budgie aviary/carousel, and penguin exhibit... More 

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Thank CoburnFamily927
Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may not be the biggest zoo out there but me and my husband have been here many times and we love seeing all the animals. Definitely recommend coming here if your ever in Evansville.

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Thank Mackenzie C
Evansville, IN (US)
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not many places to go with kids. It's good size for walking...always clean. Close enough to city. And there splash pad is always hit with kids so don't for got to pack swimsuit or extra set of cloths. We usually wait till end to do it.

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Thank A_PSG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family was in Evansville for a weekend trip and we decided to go to Mesker Zoo. This was the first time my family has visited this zoo. We really enjoyed our time there. There were less animals than at bigger zoos, but it was very calm and peaceful unlike some of the bigger zoos. I would definitely recommend getting... More 

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