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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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Small Town Zoo

It's a nice zoo for a small town in Southern Indiana. We are members and go fairly often. Staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Evansville, Indiana
Nice Zoo For Small City

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael A
Evansville, Indiana
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  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
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1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice size, good attractions, not ever crowded. Great for families! Worth getting a membership as it also gives discounts at other area zoos.

Thank cmarino1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great zoo... we were able to see most of it in about 4 hours but they do very well with what they have, as well as making you feel welcome every time you talk to someone.

Thank Duane D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This summer we purchased a Mesker Park Zoo grandparents' pass. It is proving to be a great investment! Our zoo has lots to offer, but the summer heat and rugged terrain make for a nearly impossible "do it all" in one day visit. With the...More

Thank 3EvilleTs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have been to the Botanical Garden area in the past few years, I decided to walk through the rest of the zoo which I haven't done for awhile. To say the least it was disappointing. Many of the more exotic animals are just...More

Thank Ron U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo has always been one of my favorites since I was a child. They have made a few new addictions that I adore one of them being the botanic garden it is so nice I wish I could just move in. Walking through there...More

Thank Mlnt89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive and bad conditions for animals. Wish that the exhibits were kept up. Small children did not enjoy the smells.

Thank haileymarie00214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful zoo with many great things to see and do. The staff is helpful and informed. The places to eat are great and the animals areas are clean.

Thank Sandi V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a quiz tournament. Since our museum membership was reciprocal we got in free! We liked it well enough, we would recommend it to paying patrons also! It was clean, and had a nice variety of animals. They had an atrium...More

Thank dare2dream2017
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14 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
18 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