Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, Evansville

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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden reviews

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  • great family visit. A bit much on grandma. The day was fall like. It is nice to see the improvements and additions. 
    great family visit. A bit much on grandma. The day was fall like. It is nice to see the improvements and additions.  more »
  • More walking than animals to see honestly this isn’t really a zoo at all wouldn’t recommend wasting your time here trust me especially if you have kids 
    More walking than animals to see honestly this isn’t really a zoo at all wouldn’t recommend wasting your time here trust me especially if you have kids  more »
  • Big park with lots of walking and not a lot to look at. Most of everything is closed anyway. They had one leopard and they euthanized it for “kidney issues”. Never any animals out around there. The... 
    Big park with lots of walking and not a lot to look at. Most of everything is closed anyway. They had one leopard and they euthanized it for “kidney issues”. Never any animals out around there. The...  more »
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  • We had a very fun-filled day at Mesker Park Zoo! The kids really enjoyed the feeding experiences (penguin and giraffe) and the carousel! There were also a few fun areas set up to take fall photos. I wish all the animals had been available to view though. Many were inside even though it wasn't a cold day.
  • This is a great zoo for a small city. It is so shady with many mature trees and plants. Not every exhibit will always have an animal present but that is just zoo life and things happen and animals need care. It is so clean and the staff are all great. They are very professional and knowledgable. Evansville is so lucky to have this gem. Love the penguin exhibit.
  • Stopped here on our way home to stretch the kids legs for 45 minutes before jumping back into the car... wow! way bigger than we expected! Spent 3 hours unexpectedly. Lots of cool animals that aren't at our home zoo in Milwaukee. The otter tunnel was our favorite part, followed by INDOOR carousel (because winter).
  • The zoo was really cool and fun. We had so great time at the zoo. They have several fun program for kids. For example, feeding Penguin, birds and giraffe. The park was good enough for walking around.
  • We love this zoo! They have a large selection of animals you don't usually see. Plus, it's a great place to get your steps in. There's a small park/play area. All the extra stuff was closed, but we went on a weekday during winter break.

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