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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

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1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Pretty good time

We met friends here with their grandchildren. Even though this zoo is small, it is clean and it has... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana
Relaxed family fun. Lots of walking. Plan on spending the day!

I took my 2 1/2 year old nephew on 12/23. It was unseasonable warm so we decided to checkout this... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2018
laurensK8638DM
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1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We met friends here with their grandchildren. Even though this zoo is small, it is clean and it has a lot of shade. Our friends grandchildren really enjoyed it. We have been here many times but it is still good entertainment.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

I took my 2 1/2 year old nephew on 12/23. It was unseasonable warm so we decided to checkout this zoo while in town visiting family. I was very pleasantly surprised at how quaint, but nice Mesker Park and Zoo is. The zoo is spread...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

My first visit to Mesker Zoo was back in September of 2017. We loved the place. It was inexpensive and the kids had a lot to see to keep them occupied. We went back in October for their Boo at the Zoo and that was...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I love Mesker Park Zoo and always have. Amazonia is fabulous, particularly in the winter, because it's truly a tropical forest. Don't miss "Orchid Escape" in February. It is a breath taking display of orchids inside Amazonia. There is a new, enclosed, carousel that features...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I enjoy going to the zoo always a lot of things to see. Staff is almost always nice & helpful. Love seeing all the animals.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Me and my family went to the zoo for our first time there and let me say I was not impressed. We probably spent a total of 2 hours there. The animals are not properly taken care of. I will not be taking my family...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Great for all ages. Recommend family membership as it includes tram rides and other benefits. Inside and outside stuff so great rain or shine. Membership is cheap

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

If you’re in town often enough for a family membership, it’s worth it. Multiple other discounts within the zoo go along with it. The zoo itself has a decent amount of animals but is definitely smaller than the other near by zoos. The hills are...More

Thank Ricky M
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

When I came to the zoo, I expected a lot more animals. The animals were spread out, and there was a lot of walking to get from one habitat to the other. It made it slightly boring. The price is fair, and it is a...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Best zoo for all ages young and not so young loved this BEAUTIFUL zoo and Amazonia can eat and drink in the zoo and feed some animals even GIRAFFES my granddaughter loved feeding the animals

Thank Rhonda E
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Eggplayer
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Rhonda954 | Reviewed this property |
Just your basic grille food. Pizza, hot dogs, etc. Food price is average for a venue such as a zoo.
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Wandajay
May 27, 2016|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
They have a Tram and yes it is extra. When I was last there they didn't offer scooters or power chairs.
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Terri V
March 18, 2016|
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Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly outside. There are 3 indoor buildings. One has the rhino and some snakes and Komodo dragons, one has monkeys and birds and the other is Amazonia. Amazonia has a lot to see plus an orchid display right now. I... More
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