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Kansas City Zoo

Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-595-1234
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Ranked #25 of 174 things to do 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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Lees Summit, MO
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We all had a great time. The Polar Bear exhibit is really nice. We really liked the penguins. It is inside and doesn't have the normally bad smell. The penguins were a hit with the kids. The zoo is very large, so we didn't get to the large animals. The kangaroos were out in the open, so it was nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Arrived at the zoo on Sunday, Feb 15 - 20F - cold. Had the zoo to ourselves and maybe 15 other patrons. I think if the weather was a bit warmer, we would have enjoyed it a bit more. Many of the animals were not out or visible due to the cold. We spent a couple hours there and were... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This zoo is supposed to have some interesting animals, but we missed out on some as they were either sick or being sent away for numerous reasons (e.g. breeding). Our biggest surprise was the kangaroos - they actually walked (or should I say jumped) next to us. These guys were not in a cage so they could go wherever they... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Kansas City Zoo has improved by leaps & bounds over the last few years. They now have polar bears, penguins, new babies in several areas & more on the way. The tiger area was enlarged & improved & the orangutan area is being rebuilt to give them a quality home & better viewing for visitors. New things are being... More 

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CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited here with my sister and her children when she came to visit us in KS. Really well done exhibits, docents, and layout. Large zoo with a train and tram, skyway over the African exhibit was so worth the extra fee! Even though it was a busy summer day it didn't feel to crowded and we were able to... More 

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Branson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Then new polar bear and penguin exhibits are excellent. An up close and personal experience that is exciting to see. The African animal areas need updating. The animals are too far away for small children to see very well. The Australia area is fun with kangaroos jumping close to you as you walk through the area. It is worth the... More 

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Kenansville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great zoo. Size is perfect for families with children or the elderly. We visited the zoo on a warm November day which turned out to be a perfect zoo day . I am not fond of visiting zoos on very hot days.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

although having to pay, even though a member of st Louis zoo, the guest relations tried all it could to verify my membership; however, guest relations in st Louis was not open. KC zoo still gave me 50% off. the zoo itself was excellent. especially like the boardwalk type paths being able to see the animals from above and up... More 

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Lockridge, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

we really enjoyed visiting the different country's animal life. Well maintained and fun day! Be prepared to do a lot of walking. Prices were reasonable and our daughter loved it all.

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Harrison, AR
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This zoo is so big that we only hit half of it the day that we went. By the time that we were done with that part, we were so tired (still had to drive 5 hours home) and ready to get out of there. It was a very hot July day and there is a LOT of walking. This... More 

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