Zoos in Evansville

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Evansville
Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!
Starlight
Activities include admission range from tether ball game, 40 ft tunnel slide, giant jenga and tot's play area to the Billy Goat walk, plus wagon and pony rides, inflatable slide, cow train, apple toss and corn maze.
Louisville Zoo
(102 Miles)
Louisville
Home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.
Cave City
You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest animals ever. The museum has nearly 14,000 square f...
Horse Cave
Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.
Cape Girardeau
Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Visitors can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals. You'll also find a petting zoo, gift shop, picnic shelter, and snack shack. ...
Nashville Zoo
(138 Miles)
Nashville
Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nas...
Indianapolis Zoo
(145 Miles)
Indianapolis
Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for thin...
Scovill Zoo
(147 Miles)
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
World Aquarium
(150 Miles)
St. Louis
Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two headed snakes and two-headed turtles. You can feed stingrays, pet a shark, get a fish manicure, or...
St Louis Zoo
(155 Miles)
St Louis
he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to establish a zoological park. Sure enough, local prid...
The Dakota Zoo
(158 Miles)
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
Rising Sun
Dedicated to the preservation of North American wildlife and is not limited to wolves. Visit with a range of contented predators recovering in excellent habitats.
Lucky Ladd Farms
(162 Miles)
Eagleville
An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
Brookville
Amazing location where one may enter the enclosures and interact with the wolves! Really!
Chesterfield
The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a better understanding and increased awareness of our natural world. This facility presents an unparalleled opportunity to impact science and natural histo...
Jackson
In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.
Lafayette
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
Alamo
They offer a 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, plus it's the first petting zoo we've heard of with a giraffe in!
Wolf Park
(182 Miles)
Battle Ground
Home to a herd of bison, 2 coyotes and 3 red foxes as well as 18 adult wolves.
Newport Aquarium
(183 Miles)
Newport
Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive shows and "meet the biologist" sessions every day. V...
Cincinnati
Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the "Top Ten Bes...
Miller Park Zoo
(189 Miles)
Bloomington
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
Slade
There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as cobras,...
Glen Oak Zoo
(218 Miles)
Peoria
The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
Memphis Zoo
(237 Miles)
Memphis
The Zoo of tomorrow begins today. Together we are building one of the world's great zoos! Our friendly staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educ...
Chattanooga
The Chattanooga skyline features six magnificent peaks that top the Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. River Journey is the original Aquarium building and features stunning freshwater creatures and habitats from around th...
Woodville
Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo offers "hands on" petting and feeding of domestic and exotic animals and birds. We have farm animals and birds commonly found throughout North America as well as some from far-away places like Central and South America, Au...
Knoxville Zoo
(245 Miles)
Knoxville
Let’s go to the ZOO! Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.
Fort Wayne
As well as the main enclosures, included here is a Family Farm animal petting facility, Tree Top Trail, African Journey safari fun, plus Dr. Diversity’s Research Station with hands on researcher roleplay using microscopes and more.
Michigan City
Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.
Albion
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Tupelo
It's the ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE! And it is ONLY at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma
Potawatomi Zoo
(265 Miles)
South Bend
Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a special part of this community.
Sevierville
Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this all indoor RainForest Zoo is open year round. Meet some of the most amazing live animals you have ever seen! Featuring over 400 live anima...
Brookfield Zoo
(267 Miles)
Brookfield
- is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and is only 12m west of downtown Chicago.The animals are waiting, so come visit today! One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Shedd Aquarium
(269 Miles)
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
Cosley Zoo
(271 Miles)
Wheaton
Maintains 20 exhibits, housing more than 200 animals that represent more than 70 species. Visitors can enjoy watching the activities of the curious red fox, playful raccoons, intriguing turkey vultures, adorable goats and much more. Free for under 17...
Kline Creek Farm
(272 Miles)
West Chicago
Step back in time and experience what life was like on a DuPage County Farm in the 1890s, with historically-costumed interpreters operating this living-history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. There is always something to see, do and ...
Lincoln Park Zoo
(273 Miles)
Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who come to hear a lion's roar echo off nearby...
Gatlinburg
Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.
Attalla
An exotic animal park and rescue Preserve, home to over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, also featuring an animal contact barnyard full of farm animals the kids can get closer to. Open Walk About, Private Tours and Sunset Tou...
Powell
A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!
Niabi Zoo
(284 Miles)
Coal Valley
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.
Summerfield Zoo
(300 Miles)
Boone
Has everything from Alligators to Zebra! Located just a few minutes outside of Rockford and provide family fun, entertainment, and education. Please note the limited opening details.
Coloma
Deer Forest is an animal petting zoo and fun park. You can feed the deer and other animals up close. It also offers kiddie amusement rides, storybook lane, miniature golf, large playground, inflatable jumper, food, picnic area with grills, and ple...
Strafford
You can drive your own vehicle (or take the complimentary bus tour- seasonal) thru our Drive-Thru safari and get to experience hand feeding the animals. On the safari the exotic animals will literally come up to your car and eat right out of the palm...
Cleveland
Family Friendly zoo with over 400 animals including Georgia's premier petting zoo with over 100 breeds of rare and miniature livestock. Join us for baby animals being born. take a ride on the camel encounter wagon. Join us for pony rides, guided Wi...

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