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Kansas City Zoo

6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
816-595-1234
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Ranked #26 of 104 Attractions in Kansas City
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Owner description: You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a 95-acre African environment where more than 400 animals roam.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took niece and nephew to see the penguin and new polar bear! There are now 2 polar bears and the penguin attraction is excellent!

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

KC Zoo tries hard to have animals in their natural habitats. This is a huge, beautiful zoo with improvements and new exhibits being added all the time. If you are in to zoos, this is a good one to put on your list. You will do lots and lots of walking, as it is very spread out, but this is... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was a large zoo (I'm from South Dakota, OK?). Had some neat exhibits, and a good variety of animals. The kangaroo exhibit was pretty cool, they run around without any fences. The ski lift tour over the Africa section was pretty cool as well. The one thing that I will say, though, is that it looked like it needed... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We've been to many and none compare. Newness, cleanliness, friendliness of staff, variety... All great!

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Neosho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

While this isn't the largest zoo that we have travelled to, it is very easy to spend the entire day enjoying the animals. It is easy to find your way around, decent food and prices, and plenty of variety in animals. We did the 4-mile "Run for the Penguins" before the zoo and were able to enjoy the zoo for... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I'm somewhat of a zoo connoisseur. When I travel I make it a point to make time for a zoo visit. KC's zoo is very nice but seems to be under construction most times that I have visited restricting some of the exhibits that I may have specifically wanted to see. Other than that, is a large zoo and very... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The first thing that strikes you about the Kansas City Zoo is its size: a couple hundred acres, many of them undeveloped. There's a lot of walking, and families with children should be aware. There is an add-on to your ticket allowing rides on the tram, train and boat, but it's like $5 per person. There's an overhead skyway that... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went to Kansas City for my birthday while I was there I was trying to figure out what to go do for fun. My sister in law suggested the Kansas City Zoo. She told me that their was a penguin exibit that had warm blooded penguins. I told her there was no such thing a she said their was... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tough not giving this place a 5 rating, but it could be better. I can't really say how, because it really is a great zoo. Love this city and this is just another great place to visit when you're here.

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Orion, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

In mid October my family and I came to Kansas City on a family vacation. We decided to take advantage of warmer then normal temperatures and visit the local zoo. I am so glad we decided to come here, it was everyone's highlight of the entire trip. The only drawback was the fact that it was a little pricy, especially... More

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