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 ...
Lexington
The museum is located at the Kentucky Horse Park, already a magnet for horse lovers. This working horse farm, located just north of Lexington in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, offers tours of farm operations, a daily Parade of Breeds, horse and carriag...
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
An animal filled 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, including a petting zoo 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.
Santa Claus
Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.
Eureka
You'll find every kind of ride for every kind of rider at Six Flags St. Louis. So, whether you want to get some air on Tony Hawk 's Big Spin, scream your head off on The Boss, or soar among the clouds on Colossus, our classic Ferris Wheel, you'll fin...
Strickers Grove
(182 Miles)
Hamilton
Strickers Grove has 15 midway rides and two roller coasters. There is a shaded picnic area with numerous picnic tables. Strickers Grove also features an 18 hole miniature golf course, game arcade, skee-ball arcade, concession stand, five horseshoe pi...
French Lick
Big Splash Adventure offers an exciting water park adventure for the entire family! 154, smoke free and pet free, family friendly rooms & suites available, many feature bunk beds! Enjoy 40,000 square feet of water park fun! No weather worries! Our w...
Eddyville
Welcome to Western Kentucky\'s Only Water Park! Come and join the fun at Venture River Water Park. Your little ones can safely slide, splash, squirt at the Pleasure Island Kiddie area. For family togetherness, nothing beats floating along Old Man R...
Hopkinsville
Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.
Bowling Green
Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.
Clarksville
Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,
Wave Country
(133 Miles)
Nashville
DON'T MISS THE SPEED SLIDES! Drop from a 40 foot tower and travel 80 feet! The area's only wave-action swimming pool! Ride the waves, or just let them lap at your feet. There are floats available for you to rent, and there are calm, "non-wave" period...
Nashville Shores
(136 Miles)
Hermitage
Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, with zip lines, bridges, swings and more.
Caribbean Cove
(153 Miles)
Indianapolis
Gather up your little squirts and jump into a 50,000 square foot tropical explosion of year round water fun where you will find an island full of squirts, sprays, slides and surprises. No matter the season, it is alway summery inside Caribbean Cove I...
Noblesville
50-meter pool and a separate diving pool with 1-meter and 3-meter spring boards. The 50-meter pool features a magnificent water slide and the tots have their own area with fun features.
St Charles
The Blanchette Aquatic Center is complete with two waterslides, an otter slide, a children's water playground, lily pad walk, diving area, lap swimming, and more. Added in 2004 is a drop slide sure to thrill all those 48 inches and taller.
SomerSplash
(171 Miles)
Somerset
Something for everyone is this great outdoor waterpark! 20,000 square-foot wave pool, water fun zone with huge tipping bucket, tube slides and three tall body slides. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Poplar Bluff
Family water park and fun centre with lots of different fun slides for the whole family.
Paradise Cove
(182 Miles)
Richmond
Outdoor water fun for kids with the numerous play features suitable for all ages!
Kokomo
Waterpark for the whole family.
Cincinnati
Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!
Lexington
Through our tour partners, you will be treated to a rare look inside famous working horse farms that house the most incredible population of Thoroughbred champions and their offspring in the world!
Marion
Indoor playground with a variety of activities to do to keep the kids entertained for hours. Comfortable seating provided for parents/guardians.
YaYas Island
(87 Miles)
Paducah
Yayas Island is a Tropical Island Themed Playground with Soft Play System, Bounce Houses, and Redemption Games.
Carbondale
This great family amusement park features go-carting, miniature golf and a games center with lots of video games and fun! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Illinois
Radcliff
Blazer's Funzone offers Hardin County Kentucky a wide variety of family fun in a 25000 square foot indoor facility.
Bowling Green
7 inflatable bounce houses, toddler's only area, parents lounge with WIFI and a flat screen; arcade games; party and group packages!!
Bowling Green
Indoor playground and birthday party center for ages 6 and under. Socks required for adults and children. Come Jump, Tumble, Climb and Play in Bowling Green's most fun and active spot for toddlers and preschoolers! Memberships available.

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