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Address: 1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
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Good Small City Zoo

I've been to the Evansville Zoo several times, as recently as last Monday with my grandson. For a small city it is adequate and the kids enjoy it. it offers good exercise when... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2015
Robin R
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Newburgh
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Newburgh
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I've been to the Evansville Zoo several times, as recently as last Monday with my grandson. For a small city it is adequate and the kids enjoy it. it offers good exercise when walking all of the hills from section to section.

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Denver
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

For a city the size of Evansville, located where it is, this zoo is very good! Smaller than St. Louis zoo, but more informative and still with decent exhibits, accessible to kids, and not to crowded on a Sunday morning in mid May. It is hilly so be ready to walk/push those strollers up and down hills. Nice to be... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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298 reviews
91 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

This is a pretty zoo that I've heard a lot about for years. We made the 5 hours trip for our anniversary (I am a zoo geek!). It's large and plenty of animals to see. Amazonia is cool (indoor jungle w/ibis, etc.). There's a few houses inside, a tram and paddle boat rides to rent. Bumper boats for kids not... More 

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Evansville
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

We took a family trip with multiple families, and having been to the Mesker zoo as children we were very excited to introduce our newest additions to zoo life and the great outdoors. I haven't been there in prime season yet, so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt, thus the three instead of a two. There seemed... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Mesker park zoo has very nice botanical gardens. My children enjoyed them selves. Definitely going back.

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Loogootee, Indiana
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

The admission price to the zoo is reasonable and there are several different exhibits and animals to see. However, many of the enclosures seem to need a little fixing up, seem a little overgrown at times. The zoo itself is laid out a little odd, just a very smooth flow when you walk through it, the path intersects frequently so... More 

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paridise
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I went with my husband, both of us grew up in Warrick County, and had both been to the zoo growing up, it has changed dramatically since we were kids, not much there since bunny left, (rip) all the animals looked so sad, enclosures bland and boring, overgrown landscaping,the only thing they have is Amazonia, wich is at the end,... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times now and enjoy our visits. This is a great place to for for a half day visit, not enough here for a full day really but for the price a half day is well spent here. As others mentioned it is very hilly, walk the zoo and take a paddle boat... More 

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Indiana
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

I understand the zoo can't fix everything at once due to money but there are some major eye sores in this zoo. Some spots just look abandoned. It is a shame the community can not raise more money for this zoo. It brings in a good amount of people still but that is because there is not much else around!... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

A wonderful zoo! Great family attraction! Fun for all ages. If you are ever in town during February the Orchid Exhibit is beautiful!

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