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Address: 1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
Phone Number: +1 812-435-6143
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Small zoo trip

We had a chance to visit the Mesker zoo this past weekend. It is a well kept smaller zoo. This allowed us the opportunity to get very close to the animals. The zoo is very hilly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went in with no expectations and still found myself a bit let down. We went in the "off season ". It was also Veterans Day. So, in total, we paid $14 for a family of four. (That seemed reasonable.) Be aware, there are no large animals like bears or lions. Several of the exhibits were animal less. We went... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I haven't been to Boo at the Zoo in several years but a co-worker went last year and said it was a rip off. I think it was $7 to get in very disappointed waste of time. My daughters friend took his son. They had never been very excited to go. They are not originally from Evansville. They bought tickets... More 

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carthage
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80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed with this place. I went expecting to see all kinds of animals.I was so wrong and upset.I don't know where the animals were at.But they sure weren't on display on the day I went.The best was to describe it.The animals you see at other zoos you won't see here.Now I understand why it is so cheap.The entire... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a chance to visit the Mesker zoo this past weekend. It is a well kept smaller zoo. This allowed us the opportunity to get very close to the animals. The zoo is very hilly so come prepared. The price for admission makes this one of the best zoos to visit. The staff was helping and knowledgeable about the... More 

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Paris, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There are areas of this zoo that are very nice, updated and modern and then there are areas that seem outdated and left behind. Several vending machines were out of order. One nice thing was they had several water bottle refill stations. If I lived close I would buy a membership to have something to take the kids to when... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Mesker Park Zoo recently as I am an amateur photographer and wanted to get some images of the animals. My disappointment stems from the small number of animals that were out and on display, and the overall condition of the zoo's grounds. It was very drab and uninviting and seemed very much in need of sprucing up. Even... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This zoo was very small not many animals...but staff was nice...gift shop was nice...Animals looked very pitiful and some areas needed mowing and maintained. ...It's in need of a major make over...It's ran down and needs a lot off maintenance work...The prices were high for a ran down zoo....Just not what we expected pics are deceiving and website as well......

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Benton, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Several interesting and well maintained exhibits. I enjoyed that my family and I can see the whole zoo in a day.

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Thank ketrick
Evansville
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a family friendly place for a very nice family outing! A nice variety of entertainment. A nice selection of animals for the kids delight! :-)

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This zoo is a mix of old and new. The tree lined winding paths past a few scattered ponds help set a leisurely slow pace which is perfect for a zoo this size. There are plenty of different animals to see but we were able to take our time to enjoy each exhibit. We've been to larger and smaller zoos... More 

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