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Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-595-1234
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Description: 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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Great day out

It was a really nice day out, unfortunately some of the animals was not out due to the hot weather and we wasn't allowed to feed the elephants. But still glad we went and got to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
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Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It was a really nice day out, unfortunately some of the animals was not out due to the hot weather and we wasn't allowed to feed the elephants. But still glad we went and got to learn some interesting facts about few of the animals. Also was very surprised to see a very active polar bear, kangaroos in the open... More 

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Highland, UT
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the large habitats for the animals! But some are SO big that the animals hide & can't be soon. The polar bear exhibit had a nice glass wall that the bears loved to slide on, giving the kids a VERY fun time!!! Being able to walk amongst the kangaroos with their babies was the highlight of our time... More 

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Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

if you are looking to clock over 10,000 steps with very little site seeing, this is the zoo for you. Although there are the sky bucket rides, high priced, there are few animals out for viewing. It is very expensive and not much value in there

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit. Clean and great place for kids. I have enjoyed my time there and plan to take my family who are coming to visit this summer.

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La Grange, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This zoo is great for younger children, but take advantage of the trams, and trains. It's huge, and a lot of walking. There are fees for the trams and trains, so be advised. I've certainly been to better zoos, but young ones will love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The price was reasonable, the size was fairly large, but not exhausting. We loved the carousel and the Sea Lion Show. If you are a zoo member in another city you get a discount on admission.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this zoo is the Bird Show... It was quite an experience to have the birds fly over us in the audience. We've been to bigger and better zoos but nothing was quite like this. Seriously, Josh and Sam need a raise for doing a tremendous job with the birds. Next best thing is the Sky Safari.... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I'm not an expert zoo traveler but in terms of size and cost I thought it was fabulous. We spent 5 hours here with kids from 6-13 and my only complaint was the walk to Africa. It was awesome to see it all but we walked 12 miles while there which seems like a lot. So invest in good walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

this zoo is big with lots of animals. I really enjoyed the penguin exhibit. The only thing I realized was that I think some of the animals need a bigger cage. Zoos for me are always bittersweet. I would say allow 4 hours at least to see this zoo and bring good walking shoes. General admission is 14 dollars which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been to bigger and better zoo's and smaller and not so great zoo's. This zoo is nice and the kids and I like to go and enjoy the day to see what animal is out and what new baby has been born. Its not huge compared to others but we like that. It's like a really cool park with... More 

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