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“Small, but fun.”

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a small town zoo hampered by space and budget, but it is very well kept and a nice place to enjoy a walk. It is a bit hilly, so bring a stroller or wagon for little ones. There is an all-day tram for $2 (free for members).

The Amazonia building is very nice, particularly during the periodic special events. The springtime orchid display is particularly nice.

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This zoo is overpriced for the size. However if you get a membership it is better. Aside from getting in free for a year you get into several zoos for free or half off. They are renovating and getting more animals. There is quite a walk through the zoo with lots of hills. Makes for good exercise.

Thank Andy P
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Have lived in Evansville over 60 years. And don't remember there not being a zoo. Ave added attractions and buildings over the year and made the zoo a truly family outing experience. We are proud of our zoo.

Thank 410KarenW
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Well kept park with plenty of places along the way to sit and rest. The hilly walkway may make it difficult for those with problems walking. Not the best zoo I've ever been to but certainly great for an afternoon out while visiting in town.

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our family enjoys this zoo often. No too big. Interesting exhibits. Clean, pretty, good parking, well located. Nice food concession for resting and refreshment...great gift store.

Thank Sailorbaba
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