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Kansas City Zoo

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Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-595-1234
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a...

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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Nice Zoo (But Very Spread Out)

We found that we enjoyed the zoo much more when we had a membership and didn't feel obligated to stay for too long due to the price of admission. Everything is so spread out that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Holli A
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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going on a cool summer day can be very enjoyable and relaxing. The kids really like all the new exhibits, and the train is a nice way to relax.

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Thank decker78
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been friends of the zoo members for 5 years now. We have seen so many changes take place in that short period of time. I really appreciate the improvements that KC has made to make our zoo what it is today.

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Thank mominkc2016
Raymore, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love going to the zoo with my nephew and family. Wish we would see some of the African animals better at times, but its always a good experience going to the zoo.

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Thank APB25
Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the Kansas City Zoo is the worst zoo ever - I would never recommend it to anyone - I wouldn't go plain and simple - would drive to Omaha or St Louis first

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Thank memehart56
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My youngest, preteen boy, loved the zoo. The Kangaroos and wild hogs were his favorite. We spent the day walking the zoo grounds til our feet got sore. We will be back.

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Thank Jeff L
Marion
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds, animals look healthy. Well maintained and wide walkways. Wonderful place to spend time! Went with grandkids, but would go by myself too.

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Thank Donna Q
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found that we enjoyed the zoo much more when we had a membership and didn't feel obligated to stay for too long due to the price of admission. Everything is so spread out that it's very difficult to see it all in one visit with young children. If you are local I would suggest doing the membership. If you're... More 

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Thank Holli A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We appreciated the discount pricing for cold weather, but there were very few animals to see. The zookeeper at the Gibbons exhibit was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We also loved the penguin exhibit.

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Thank Kaitlyn A
Fargo
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of animals to see. My favorite was seeing all of the penguins. This zoo has been one of the best I have ever been to. My boys really loved coming here. Expect to spend your whole day here. This zoo is huge.

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Thank Sharon S
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The KC Zoo is the perfect place to go for people of all ages. Whether you have young kids, you're going with friends or you're wanting to find a different kind of date attraction, the KC Zoo has something for everyone. Attractions include penguin and polar bear exhibit, sea lion shows several times a day, a petting zoo and many... More 

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