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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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Small zoo

Me and my family went to the zoo for our first time there and let me say I was not impressed. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great for all ages

Great for all ages. Recommend family membership as it includes tram rides and other benefits... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rhonda F
Evansville, Indiana
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1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank 902brandim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 November 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

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 20 October 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
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Very clean, the price was not bad and parking was free and getting there was easy staff was very friendly and helpful ride the train around the zoo only 2 dollars all day long.

Thank ssmith19973
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Best parts- Amazonia ( rain forest building) and feeding the giraffes. Worsts parts-Tried to ride the tram, but it took so long waiting for one to come, we gave up and walked. Asked for sm. cup water for 4 yr old granddaughter since we were...More

1  Thank debiboop
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Our family with 2 young boys loved this zoo. Stay hydrated though because there is a lot of walking to get around.

Thank diverbunnygirl12
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Love the new carousel!! Enjoy walking the hills and enjoying the scenery. The Amazonia is the first place the kids run to when we walk into the gate. They have a spring orchid show that is awesome. We have been members for years.

Thank Z1888XArichardh
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I went there with my wife and granddaughters. They charged full admission price, but there were no animals on display while we were there. There was no manager available to discuss the situation with. The restaurant is ridiculously over priced.

3  Thank bjohnso2
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15 July 2016|
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.
28 May 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.
Terri V
19 March 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