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Kansas City Zoo

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Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-595-1234
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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In general the zoo was very average. Some of the enclosures were very small and the walk between some animals was long, which is rough on a hot Missouri day. The saving grace of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In general the zoo was very average. Some of the enclosures were very small and the walk between some animals was long, which is rough on a hot Missouri day. The saving grace of this place was all of the transportation options they offer. Do yourself a favor and get the pass that lets you ride the tram, train, boat,... More 

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Fairbank
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our family loves to visit zoo's everywhere we go. The Kansas City Zoo is one of the best we have been to. I highly recommend getting the pass that allows you to travel all of the rides for free all day. Every exhibit we saw was very up close and personal with the animals. The zoo keeper talks were fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was amazing. From the polar bear to the Giraffes the train to the safari sky line. I was impressed. Definitely a great time and fun zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For me I judge zoo's first and foremost on how they look after their animals. KC Zoo definitly has a load of happy looking and well looked after animals. I never agree with caging birds and was glad to see KC had limited bird exhibits. It is very family oriented, as with most things in the USA, with loads of... More 

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Iowa
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This zoo is huge!! Bring your walking shoes and pack a lunch, we were there for over five hours and didn't see everything. Due to weather some of the animals were not on display, which was a disappointment but we still had fun! We got discount tickets at our hotel so we only paid $5 a person to get it.... More 

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was my first time visiting the Zoo, it was awesome. The food prices are a little overpriced. But, not that bad. Parking was nice. I loved seeing the animals especially the polar bears.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a very nice zoo. Most of the exhibits are nice. The zoo is very large and requires a lot of walking. Plan your day around the animal shows they offer and avoid the African section during the hottest part of the day.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Like it says in my title, I have always loved the zoo. There's so many things to do besides just looking at the animals. It seems to get better every time you visit, and I have every intention of going back several more times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They didn't overcharge for the wagon to haul kiddos in, and we could take everything on the tram and train. This is a very child friendly zoo. The kids loved the animals!

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Centerville, Utah USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited in the middle of summer, so didn't see as many of the animals out in the habitat as we would have like, but this was anticipated. This zoo is quite good and probably rates as one of the better zoos we have visited.

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Additional Information about Kansas City Zoo

Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-595-1234
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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