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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 10 Attractions in Manhattan
Type: Zoos
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The KSU Insect Museum may be small, but it is packed with creatures to look at! We went as a group of about 20 moms and kids, took about an hour to make the loop and look at everything. The kids had a blast! This is a great little outing for a rainy or snowy Kansas day.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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182 reviews 182 reviews
120 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What’s amazing about this place is the variety of live insects they’ve brought together from all over the world in the relatively small space of an old stone barn. There’s cage after cage of insects I’d never seen before and lot I had, but not this close. They were a little heavy on praying mantis relatives. In addition to the... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I had no idea this place even existed until we visited last year. It was really nice and a great place to take a little stroll on a nice day.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The people that work there are often students, and very excited about the zoo, and the insects. They will tell you anything you want to know, and you may get lucky in the afternoon to be there during feeding time. Its cheap too, and you can buy an insect if you want as well.

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Kansas City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a place that everyone needs to attend. It was my kids favorite place and it only cost us $2 a person. My kids loved to be able to pet the tarantula and cochroaches. The Kstate student that was working was really knowledgeable in insects and really seemed to enjoyed playing there. My boys already want to go back... More

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Woodbine, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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
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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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