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Top 10 Things to Do in Evansville According to TripAdvisor

One of the biggest gripes people from Evansville have is that there's nothing to do. As a native myself, I've certainly said that a time or ten. Maybe it's because we're too "inside the box." Meaning we can't step back and see what our city has to offer because we're too close. We're here every day, so the attractions we have are just another part of the landscape, like any random house on the street. Perhaps we should look at it from an outsider's perspective. That's why I went to TripAdvisor.com to see what their users consider to be the best things to do whenever they're in town.

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Winnecke’s Traveling City Hall to Discuss Mesker Amphitheatre, Roberts Park and More

Mesker Amphitheatre, Roberts Park, a new indoor pool to replace the aging Lloyd Pool and a new penguin exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden will be the focus of the May Traveling City Hall Program.

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Adelie Penguin
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Mesker Park Zoo Planning Future Penquin Exhibit

"Penguin Habitat" isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Evansville, but thanks to support from Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Mesker Park Zoo is working on making it a reality.

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Photo by Mike "Sandman" Sanders
Photo by Mike "Sandman" Sanders
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Remembering Mesker Amphitheatre in Evansville [Photos]

I believe it was the summer of 1988.  My high school friend Allen Putman had a concert date with Melissa Modlinski.  They were going to Mesker Amphitheatre in Evansville and Allen talked Jill Harris and I to tag along in the back seat.  Jill and I were always up for an adventure (I could tell you stories), so we hopped in the car and got ready to "Hold Onto the Night!"  That's right!  We had tickets to see this guy . . .

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Mesker Park Zoo - Entrance
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Family Fun Day at Mesker Park Zoo – July 25th

If you ask me, EVERY day is a family fun day when you're at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Gardens. But this Saturday, July 25th will be full of extra fun activities!

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‘Bowl for Rhinos’ with Zoo Keepers from Mesker Park Zoo

There are lots of charity bowling events each year - but have you ever bowled for rhinos? Well now you can!

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Twilight Tuesdays Return to Mesker Park Zoo

Back by popular demand, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden announces the return of Twilight Tuesday's for the third straight year.

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(Mesker Park Zoo via Facebook)
(Mesker Park Zoo via Facebook)
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Deaconess and Mesker Park Zoo to Recognize Cancer Survivors at ‘Survivor Safari’

Cancer survivors and guests are invited to Survivor Safari on Sunday, June 7 from 12n-4pm at Mesker Park Zoo. The event is a National Cancer Survivors Day celebration presented by Deaconess Cancer Services and Vantage Oncology.

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(Mesker Park Zoo via Facebook)
(Mesker Park Zoo via Facebook)
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Final Weekend for Mesker’s ‘Boo At The Zoo’

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden's Boo At The Zoo has become one of the most popular events in the city. You still have three chances left to be a part of the fun.

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(photo courtesy of iStock)
(photo courtesy of iStock)
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Mesker Park Zoo is REALLY Good at Caring for Animals!

The Jean M. Hromadka AAZK Excellence in Animal Care Award was recently awarded to Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden zookeepers Mary Ann Cisneros, Bobbi Crouch, Sarah Duncan and Rachel McKee.

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