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Topeka Zoological Park

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Address: 635 Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66606
Phone Number: 785-368-9180
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Continuously updating and expanding its exhibits, this small but...
Continuously updating and expanding its exhibits, this small but nationally recognized zoo features nearly 400 animals, a tropical rain forest, children's zoo, carousel and train that circles the park.
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Had a nice visit.

The grounds were very nice - enjoyed the way the walkways meandered through the park. Enjoyed the animals. Educational center was nice. Staff was very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A wonderful zoo that won't wear you out. Climate controlled animal buildings offer a cool retreat on hot days. Simple lunch food & snacks are available for purchase. Shady areas with picnic tables are convenient. There are some really unique creatures here. Often, there are new babies to view. I have visited this zoo many times and it's always a... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've had a great time at the zoo. Watched elephants picking up and throwing logs. The lorikeets were lots of fun and got to feed them. It's medium-sized which means you can actually see it and enjoy the whole thing, but not so small that it's too short. Enjoy!

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Aging facility....keep driving till you get to Omaha :) The Topeka Zoo will occupy some time for your kids, but won't impress them. It is in need of some updating and is generally kinda run down.

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Fargo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The grounds were very nice - enjoyed the way the walkways meandered through the park. Enjoyed the animals. Educational center was nice. Staff was very friendly.

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Stockton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have been to many zoos, some great, like San Diego, some pretty bad, like San Francisco. Topeka was just BORING. The exhibits, the missing or sleeping animals, the missing attendants to help stir up some interest? all a great big YAWN. We left halfway through. Even the gift shop was boringly limited in its lack of choices.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went to Topeka on business and brought my family. We decided to check out the Topeka Zoo. I'm not sure what I expected but it was a short visit. We can spend the whole day at the zoo in KC this took about an hour to see everything. The rainforest in the center of the park had a really... More 

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KC
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a decent zoo to take children to where they can see several animals without a lot of walking to be had.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This a small zoo but its still very good, the layout is good, easy walking paths and the lawn area was very nice. I didn't get to see a few animals due to work being done in their area.

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Topeka, Kansas
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My uncle once lived on Gage Park grounds he worked for over 25 years . This is a good zoo a lot to see , many buildings to go through a lot to see . across the street is a play area also in the summer time you may purchase a ticket to ride their minature train. The park has... More 

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Davenport, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a smaller zoo but the layout is very nice. They have a good variety of animals and make it as easy as possible for everyone to see and enjoy them in their habitats.

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