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Kansas City Zoo

6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
816-595-1234
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Ranked #24 of 82 Attractions in Kansas City
Owner description: You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a 95-acre African environment...
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Not in that great of an area, but then again most zoos are not. It was a nice zoo with lots of attraction too me three hours. However I am one to browse and keep going, I have no kids so no lollygagging. Its worth the trip I will be back again when its warmer and will check the weather... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This zoo has it all.. lots of animals! the zoo layout is a little strange.. if you've never been, you will need a zoo map. Tons of walking! my kids enjoyed hand feeding the conure birds inside the walk-in cage.. saw plenty of elephants but only one gorilla.. they did hold a sea lion show while we were there but... More 

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WYOMING
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice zoo, really enjoyed the sky tram. However, with it being so late in the year, not many animals out. The weather was beautiful on the day I went though :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Took the grand boys to the zoo to see the penguin house. They (and we) loved it. As the zoo continues to remodel and grow, it continues to be a shining spot in Kansas City.!!!!

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Independence, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I enjoyed the walk, although we didn't see many animals, nothing the special. But then again I,very been to some of the best in America. Food and drink was overpriced, ands it could use more seating around the exhibits for watching a animals.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we had the free day from the county and used it to walk around and get some exercise along with enjoying the animals that day. The KC zoo is so wonderful and the penguin exhibit is fabulous.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We should have spent more funds and developed a world class facility… We had to travel to the Nebraska Zoo in order to see a good one! The city has focused solely on the chiefs and the royals who year after year have taken the funds and not producing any championships. The city could have invested in a large aquarium... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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