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Address: 75 Sodens Road, Emporia, KS 66801
Phone Number: (620) 341-4365
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Small Zoo

Small but awesome! This is a great place to take family. Kids love the variety and the surroundings. My kids have been coming here for over 10 years. Love it and show all our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Emporia, Kansas
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Emporia, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Small but awesome! This is a great place to take family. Kids love the variety and the surroundings. My kids have been coming here for over 10 years. Love it and show all our relatives!

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Strong City, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is a very small zoo but great for little children especially. What I love most about it is the beautiful plants and flowers. They are absolutely amazing. Worth the trip just for that!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We love this lil zoo and buy a family pass every year even tho it is free to the public. It is just the perfect size. Not too big not too small. They hold all kinds of activities all year around for the community/youth. In the summer it's nice and shaded and a beautiful stroll. When we have out of... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although zoos are not my favorite type of attraction, I do recommend this one because of its excellent horticultural details. They also have lots of great fun educational programs for children.

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Nashville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We really love taking our kids here! This was our second visit, but the first time we had time to go through the entire thing. I just love the landscaping in this zoo, and you can tell they take great pride in keeping it up well! There are several animals for your kiddos to see and enjoy, and they are... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Flint just turned one year old. Lisa the Zoo Director continues to make this a better zoo. Colleen, the Education Coordinator has classes on Mon, Wed, and Fri. We go every year. Visit soon. Spring and Summer will find this place in full bloom, from the many plantings

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Wichita, KS
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The park is a very nice picnic area and there is the most wonderful small train that takes the kids (big, little, young, old) around the perimeter. It brought back great memories for us and would create the same for the kids.. The zoo is not a huge zoo, but the animals were where you could easily drive through and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While visiting my son and looking for something to do, he suggested visiting the zoo. It's free ! It was a shock to see the beautiful landscaping and as many animals for being such a small zoo. We were very impressed. It's well worth a visit if your passing through town.

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was a very well landscaped small zoo. It had a very easy to walk path that can be done in about an hour or two.

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White City, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ok I have to say I landscaping in this zoo is the best I have seen in a long time! It is a smaller zoo but I enjoy it very much. We saw some animals that we have never seen before. If you get a chance you should stop by. Oh and it free!

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