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Sedgwick County Zoo

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Address: 5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212-1643
Phone Number: +1 316-660-9453
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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To inspire discovery, appreciation, and respect for animals and nature.

To inspire discovery, appreciation, and respect for animals and nature.

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Great family attraction!

This zoo has to rate in the top 10 in the country. It is large, but it isn't that difficult to walk around the exhibits. My favorite exhibits are the lions, tigers, penguins and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ksufan88
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo has to rate in the top 10 in the country. It is large, but it isn't that difficult to walk around the exhibits. My favorite exhibits are the lions, tigers, penguins and the newly re-opened Tropics (jungle) building. The new elephant area is an excellent addition to the zoo. It is very spacious, but lets you see them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a family of 10 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute, even the popcorn was good. We went early in the morning and many animals were out. The new elephant exhibit is spectacular. Great fun to see the elephants in an area where they could roam. The great apes were close for viewing.

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Thank Abruzzino
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular members (suggested), but had not been in the Aussie & Sourh American exhibits for some time. Wonderful, with as many colorful birds one cold hope for. Missed the baby gorilla, but got up close to the others. Even the meerkats were a treat to see. Please, just go!

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Thank rdoch
Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed spending several hours at the Sedgwick County Zoo. The design of the zoo allows you to view all of the attractions with little to no back tracking. The exhibits are well maintained and the zoo itself was very clean.

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Thank jeffrey_hagio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas is one of the best zoos I have ever visited. I love the giraffe exhibit and the penguin exhibit as well. I have been to the San Diego Zoo and the National Zooological Park (The National Zoo) in Washington DC. The Sedgwick County Zoo may not be as big as those, but it's... More 

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Thank Lorri K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great zoo, big and very kid friendly. Lots to see! expect to be here atleast 3 hours, but its well worth it.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibits well maintained. New elephant exhibit impressive...glad we have it. Saw brand new baby gorilla. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Longtime member but gladly renew every year. Great exhibits. Diverse animals to see. Wonderful way to spend family time. Must-see exhibits include the jungle/tropics, tigers, gorillas, newly opened elephants but all others worth it. Take a drink and snack and enjoy the walk!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the zoo today with a few friends. Perfect weather and all animals were out to play. What a HUGE area for the elephants. The baby female gorilla was born on August 03, 2016 was with parents Matt (23) and Barika (15). The Zoo has grown so much in the last few years. If you haven't had a chance... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to see the 7 new elephants brought to our zoo! The addition of 1 male and 6 females makes the exhibition the best in the world. There were a total of 17 elephants brought to the US by Dallas, Omaha and Wichita Zoos and if they were not successfully brought over they would have suffered... More 

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