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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

for the cities that don't have a Zoo, I'm sad for you. Kansas City invests in the venue and it proves a great place for a date, for the family, for just you if you are an animal lover and want a wide variety of fauna to admire!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Not the frist and deff not the last time we visit. I love zoo's and this is one of the better ones Ive been to.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

New exhibits for the polar bear and penguins! This is a huge zoo, so plan a good amount of time if you want to see everything.

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Grandview
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

For our high school fiftieth class reunion, one classmate treated those of us who attended to a day at the Kansas City Zoo. I must admit that the last time I visited was EONS ago. It was fun to see the Polar Bear Exhibit and watch Nikita show complete disdain for the female bear and to see the Penquins frolic... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here for our anniversary afternoon, given how much we both love animals. We had a wonderful time! Everything was clean, organized well, and the zoo was extremely expansive. The price is very reasonable, as well. You could easily spend a full afternoon here (or possibly a whole day). The shows are very entertaining -- be... More

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Diamond, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I would recommend going here because the animals are fantastic, you can actually interact with them. The polar bear swims up to the kids (at the glass) over and over and does flips for them. So do the penguins. The WOW bird show is good and the staff is friendly. The seal show is good, it is just hard to... More

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Farber
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Zoo is great! The whole family had a blast. The polar bear was so much fun, make sure and check him out :)

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Lake Saint Louis MO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a nice zoo! Everything is new, clean with plenty of room for the exhibits and animals. We particularly liked the polar bear exhibit and the penguins. Unlike the world famous St. Louis Zoo, the penguins are behind glass so you can get "up close and personal" without freezing to death like St. Louis. The zoo is BIG so I... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Kansas City Zoo has been around for many years. But this is not the zoo of the past. The Kansas City zoo is undergoing a decade long renovation. This is a zoo that truly deserves the name zoological park, They are focused on conservation and education. One caution, this zoo requires lots of walking. I suggest you use the... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One could spend hours at this huge zoo. Each year they upgrade the zoo and now they have one of the best regional zoos and is on par with other 5-star zoos. The polar bear, penguin areas are way better than the SF zoo, in fact, the San Francisco Zoo cannot even touch the KC zoo. The zoo reminds me... More

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