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Kansas State University Insect Zoo

1500 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-BUGS
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Manhattan
Type: Zoos
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Woodbine, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Get up close with the residents of the insect zoo. Great exhibits and informed employees who answered my kids' questions. We spent almost two hours at the zoo but we asked a lot of questions and watched the inhabitants for quite a while. Once we were done with the zoo we explored the KSU gardens. The admission price was only... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We really enjoyed ourselves here. It was really great and me and the family like to see the different bugs and flies. I really enjoyed the bees nest that they had. it something that people can go together that and have an interesting time together.

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Wichita, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We've been traveling to Manhattan for years for athletic, alumni and other events, but had never stopped at the K-State Insect Zoo until this fall. We had an hour and a half one afternoon and decided to check it out. My wife and I were both impressed with the quantity and quality of exhibits. There is a great display of... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fun activity for adults and kids. You can learn and have fun with your kids. There is always someone kind with a nice smile to show and explain all to you.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We enjoyed our visit. Nice exhibits and fun place for kids. Great friendly staff. Highly recommend this place to visit.

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kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is not a big place but I really enjoyed it. Children also seemed to like it as well. There were some hands on things. Young as well as older children would get something out of it.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went with my grandsons and they loved seeing the bugs up-close. Since I'm a bit squirmish when it comes to cockroaches and other creepy crawlies it wasn't the place for me to be! But: Anything for the grandkids, and they love it! I was very fascinated by the bee hive and the bees. It is a great place to visit... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The grounds & surrounding area outstanding! Beautiful flowers, fountains, great photo ops! The Zoo it's self is small, not many of the insects got to come outside their tiny plastic containers. The cockroaches seem to have the lion's share of the "Zoo"- living bee exhibit was great, crawling free range kitchen cabinet area was icky, wish it was more of... More

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Seneca, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

the insect zoo was up close an personal with a multitude of insects and spiders. They are all in enclosures, but not sealed enough that i would guarantee no escape. It's an amazing learning opportunity for adults and children alike, but if you are at all squeamish of 6 and 8 legged creatures, you probably shouldn't visit.

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Manhattan, ks
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A great place for young and old. Insects and other arthropods fascinate most people, and this is a great place to see live tarantulas the size of a dinner plate and a variety of live insects and arthropods.

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