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David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

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Address: 75 Sodens Rd, Emporia, KS 66801-8702
Phone Number: (620) 341-4365
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Small Town Gem

This place has everything from amazing animal exhibits to beautiful landscaping. The new bottle cap mural and the Madagascar exhibit are just simply wonderful. It is a true... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ken H
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Emporia, Kansas

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Emporia, Kansas
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has everything from amazing animal exhibits to beautiful landscaping. The new bottle cap mural and the Madagascar exhibit are just simply wonderful. It is a true treasure for a smaller community like Emporia to have such a great zoo.

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Emporia, KS
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are simply beautiful...I often wish the animals were in their natural habitats and the zoo was just a botanical garden or a rescue park. The captive mountain lion will break your heart.

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Thank KSarttherapist
Emporia, KS
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This zoo is extraordinary for a town the size of Emporia. There are wonderful exhibits through which to stroll. There is also an educational aspect to the zoo, which is available. Breaking News: there is a new lemur facility which houses 3 types of lemurs. Also, a female just gave birth to twin babies. Cute!

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Thank lewmath62
Kaysville, Utah
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The zoo was fun and we were able to take our own pace to complete the visit in under an hour. A great place to take your kids or just enjoy good scenery.

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Thank Motivator535
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The David Traylor Zoo is one of the worlds smallest accredited zoos, but you wouldn't know it by the quality of the enclosures. This zoo takes up a mere 2 or 3 city blocks, but as soon as you open the get and go inside you understand that they pride themselves on quality. Each enclosure is carefully thought out and... More 

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Thank JasonTheFoodCritic
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We were very pleased with this little zoo. What a well kept, beautifully landscaped place. Loved the animals, and exhibits, and all for free.

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Thank Kblom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I was really surprised to find this gem in Emporia. It's free but a beautiful area to walk around. The animals aren't extremely rare but interesting. It was very enjoyable.

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Thank Jammie K
Wichita, Kansas
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

There are only a small number of exhibits but each one is very well done. The landscaping is awesome. There is lots of shade, making it a nice place to visit on a hot summer afternoon.

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Thank scrapbookingmom11
Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This zoo is a wonderful place to spend some time at. It is a smaller zoo but it has been wonderfully maintained. My children enjoyed their time here.

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Thank Cori A
Athens, West Virginia
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a nice little free zoo! Most of the animals were quiet because of the heat, but it was still a good visit.

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