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Tanganyika Wildlife Park

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Address: 1000 S. Hawkins Ln, Goddard, KS
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+1 316-794-8954

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Me, myself, my fiancé, our 8 month old daughter and a friend visited for the first time Wednesday. From the outside, it was my impression that it really didn't look like much. But... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Independence, Kansas
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Independence, Kansas
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me, myself, my fiancé, our 8 month old daughter and a friend visited for the first time Wednesday. From the outside, it was my impression that it really didn't look like much. But boy, was I wrong!! We all did the Encounter Pass, which is 5 animal encounters and a souvenir photo at the end. It was close to $100... More 

Thank Chelsea684
Hazelwood, Missouri
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121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must visit. They offer different types of entrance plans. We chose the General Admission $19.99, which gave you one "animal encounter" (this is via a coin they give you at purchase). Since I am not a big Zoo guy, I gave my encounter coin to my daughter. The daughter chose the giraffe encounter (she fed a... More 

Thank JrBill
Gallatin, Missouri
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived shortly after 10am there was a small crowd waiting for admission. We waited about 30 minutes to buy tickets and get in. The first hour was okay, short waits for animal interactive activities. By the second hour the place was very crowded and wait times long. Throughout our visit staff walked around with different animals, so even... More 

Thank Melinda D
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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time that I visited there was on the grand opening. There is a lot for kids to do here. Many of the animals can be petted for the most part. I took my camera and had a field day capturing the monkeys and they're many poses, there's also several babies of the monkeys that are available for photos.... More 

Thank Keztat
Wichita, Kansas
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice zoo they have a good variety. The animals are usually very active and the walk way is designed to give you a great view. They have several places you can interact with the animals feeding the lemurs the birds the turtles petting the kangaroos. My grands kids enjoy going there as much as I do... More 

Thank brian w
Goddard, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for a family outing. Especially if you have younger children. It's a beautifully maintained zoo-like venue that is small enough to allow you to see everything in just a few hours. You don't leave feeling exhausted or like you missed anything. And, their animal nursery is amazing. Wonderful and knowledgeable staff. Great day out!

Thank srw9f4
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I'm not a zoo kind of person, but the hands on, up close experience turned me into one. Although it's a fairly small zoo, it's one of the better ones I have been to. Feeding the giraffes and turtles, petting the Kangaroo's, and going on Lemur Island made the experience unforgettable.

Thank Nicholas M
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Great fun for children and adults. They are friendly and have a lot of unique animals. They also have a playground.

Thank Genia O
Liberal, Kansas
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What can I say that everybody else has not said? This is not a zoo: it is a wildlife park. The animals are so well taken care of, clearly. Engaging with them all is wonderful. The staff are so very friendly. They answer all questions. They clearly love their jobs and their animals. The woman with the penguins? Wow! With... More 

1 Thank Susan L
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We had scheduled a visit to the Wichita, KS area to visit another attraction. Having some time on our hands or friends suggested we also visit Tanganyika Wildlife Park. We had never heard of the place, but were willing to check it out. The location gave no indication of the amazing experience we were about to encounter. This Wildlife Park... More 

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