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Kansas City Zoo

6800 Zoo Dr., Swope Park, Kansas City, MO 64132
816-871-5700
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Ranked #29 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Type: Zoos
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful landscape,flowers very well maintained.the tram best way to get to Kenya and take a boat ride to the Lions then the Best part The Skyline back over to the tram and back out of Kenya. We rode the skyline 3 times around like kids it was fun :-)B-) Then came the seals they where adorable came right up to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We make multiple trips every year and it only gets better. I highly recommend FOTZ membership We have had one for several years and always have a good time. Australia area is my favourite. The new sky tram over Africa is a lot of fun also! T lot's of hands on stuff for kids of all ages and special events... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well-trained & knowledgeable staff, incredibly clean, lots of areas for refreshments on the blazing hot day we visited!

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Lansing, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've been to Zoos all over the country, from the National Zoo in DC to the San Diego Zoo in CA. If you are from out of town, your time at the KC Zoo is well worth the visit. If you are local, becoming a member is well worth the cost if you have young children. The family membership fee... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spent the day just walking around and relaxing. It's nicely put together and a great place for a day trip.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family went on a lovely 75 degree day in July. I think the weather was why so many animals were out and active. The penguins and polar bear exhibits were especially entertaining. The lion area was unique with a glass walled viewing area behind some rocks that the lions sleep on. The zoo is quite spread out, so bring... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a very nice zoo. The prices were quite reasonable. There is a LOT of walking, but they have many different modes of transportation to help you get around if you want to pay extra for that. The chairlift ride is awesome! Highly recommend that. If you have never been there before, you need quite a bit of time... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family and I went there last week with 4 children. I was not impressed at all. We were there for over 3 hours and saw only a handful of animals. You walk and walk to the next exhibit and when you get there, you see nothing! I don't know what could be done different but something needs to be.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the KC Zoo. The new penguin exhibit was amazing! We also enjoyed the elephant exhibit and show. The handlers were awesome with the elephants and did an entertaining yet educational show for the crowd. The zoo had a nice safari ride across a large open area that was nice as well. Great... More

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Liberty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This zoo is just big enough for a day trip. Love their newly renovated penguin exhibit. My kids love taking the air ride over Africa. A good family time if you're in the area!

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