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David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

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Address: 75 Sodens Road, Emporia, KS 66801
Phone Number: (620) 341-4365
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Small but excellent!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JasonTheFoodCritic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We were in town for a baseball tournament and stopped by the zoo between games. It was small and there were not a ton of animals, but it was free and it's a small town. If you want more go to a big city and expect to pay for it. I was pleasantly surprised. It isn't something that I would... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

They have a wide variety of animals to see in their "natural" habitats. One of my favorites is the prairie dog town and also the red foxes.

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Thank epfan66801
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have been going to the zoo for 30 years. It has a great selection of north american animals. It is also beautiful in the summer as the flowers are amazing. Durning the christmas season they deck it out in lights... It is a hidden gem

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I stopped by the zoo one afternoon. It is very small, but well kept. I was able to see all of the enclosures in about 15 minutes, so it is definitely not a lengthy excursion.

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