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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

#4 of 40 things to do in Evansville Features Animals
1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Hard walking for disabled people, not many animals, things broken down, not the greatest zoo!!

I went to the zoo with high hopes of having a great day. The walking for me was horrible, it was up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mio, Michigan

Beautiful and wonderful we loved it !! We went and don't have any children and still enjoyed many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lacey K
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1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to the zoo with high hopes of having a great day. The walking for me was horrible, it was up high hills and down. I am disabled and get short of breath, it was very hard to walk that far and the steep...More

Thank pearls2000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and wonderful we loved it !! We went and don't have any children and still enjoyed many features of this zoo!!

Thank Lacey K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as a Zoo, I find it disappointing. Seems like each year we lose an animal or two. Zoo needs to bring back larger primates. Needs elephants and better lion exhibit. Pretty disappointing and sad even. Not worth the money. Best part is entrance...More

Thank RoseBudMamaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very obvious that much work and improvement has been done at the zoo. They need the support of everyone to continue to improve! I love it that they have a Carousel again! One of my fondest Memories of growing up is our visits...More

Thank wickedwanda333
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mesker Park Zoo is certainly not on the scale of other major city zoos, but for the size of Evansville, it is fairly nice. Parts of the facility do show some age, but overall, it is clean and a peaceful way to get some...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to this zoo. Its small but very clean. Staff is welcoming and helpful. Love feeding the giraffes. The discovery center is great for kids. They had a snake out teaching the kids about it and letting them touch it.

Thank Kimcat73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the new tropical addition, so many things to see. I signed up for a family membership. Can not wait to go back

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived here most of my life and I suppose I am somewhat bias but, I think our zoo ranks high. There are a variety of animals to see and the Amazon Rain forest exhibit along with the Botanical Garden will delight anyone. Certainly...More

Thank BusbyDusty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice zoo for a small town in Southern Indiana. We are members and go fairly often. Staff is always friendly and willing to talk about the animals and their jobs. My daughter who dreams of being a zoo keeper loves the interaction. Plenty...More

Thank michellehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best place to take visitors of Evansville to. Not much else to see in the southern most place in Indiana.

Thank Michael A
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Questions & Answers
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