Since it opened as long ago as 1928, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden have become one of the city’s most popular date locations. Benefitting from a thorough revamp to mark its 120th anniversary, a brand new $15 million rainforest exhibition was added, drawing almost 40,000 enthusiastic visitors during its first month of opening. The zoo is split into categories according to habitat, so you could commence your thrilling Evansville singles event by visiting Amazonia, dopping by North America to check out the local talent – including gray wolves, prairie dogs, and birds of prey. There’s also a faithful recreation of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, the zoo’s original feature (it was built around this). You can hire paddle boats.