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Kansas City Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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We love this zoo

Other zoos claim to be the best, but we’ve taken our kids to 6 zoos in the last year or so and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RadoFans
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Joplin, Missouri
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Great time and lot of animals

The Kc zoo is always adding new exhibits with the Penguins, polar bears and now a sting ray touch... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Neiko913
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Shawnee, Kansas
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Explore the Kansas City Zoo, with more than 1,700 animals on 202 acres, it's the most affordable family fun for kids of all ages. For weekend activities and events, visit the Zoo website.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132-1711
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+1 816-595-1234
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Other zoos claim to be the best, but we’ve taken our kids to 6 zoos in the last year or so and the KC zoo is by far the best. The animals seem comfortable in their habitats, the train/tram/boat/carousel are always a hit with our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RadoFans
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Kc zoo is always adding new exhibits with the Penguins, polar bears and now a sting ray touch pool. The primate house and habitat is very nice. The future of the zoo can only keep getting bettter!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Neiko913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo on a nice day in March while visiting KC with my husband. There is lots of walking involved as this zoo has a hiking trail that takes you basically around it. We enjoyed the day and walk. Some exhibits were empty but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ang767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time. Enjoyed the penguins. Lots of walking qotb our seeing a thing but it's much better than it used to be.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

We love our zoo! It may not be the biggest and best, but we always enjoy it because they are making such great improvements!! We love riding over to see the giraffes and elephants!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peggysue422
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

This zoo is kinda small from what I am use to. Therefore I feel like the animals need bigger cages and more room to feel free and at home. Plenty of parking. The fee to get in is not bad. Children and seniors get a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank empoweredva
KansasCityZoo, Public Relations Manager at Kansas City Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, we're sorry that your felt the Zoo was small. In fact, the KCZoo is one of the largest at 202 acres with over 4 miles of pathways. I hope you were able to see the whole Zoo, especially our 95 acres of Africa exhibits.

Reviewed January 31, 2019

We've been to zoos around the country and Kansas City is one of the absolute best! Accessibility: The zoo is easy to get to with ample parking. Completely stroller friendly and offers many transportation options within the zoo itself, including a train, tram, and lift....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OurDailyAdventure
KansasCityZoo, Public Relations Manager at Kansas City Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words and for the great advice to visitors!

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This is by far the best Zoo I’ve visited! With amazing food, attractions and of course, the Animals! My favorite was the Polar Bear! He played all day with kids at the glass, was swimming and splashing! It was great!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Billy C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We took the children on a sunny winter day. It is a very large zoo, over 200 acres, so we were glad we’d purchased an annual membership. We can go back again to do the rest of it. The only problem is that lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank U7430ZJsandym
Reviewed January 14, 2019

I am a FOTZ member and go to Zoo's through out the US. I will say our hometown Zoo has been doing some awesome improvements and making this one great place to visit. From Stingray Bay where you touch stingrays and she sharks to a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joesellskc
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estew1
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia A | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, I would call the zoo. We were there in the summer.
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Nicole M
February 27, 2018|
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Response from speedy102 | Reviewed this property |
a great place to take a break from stress. petting zoo, yes. plenty of places for 3 year olds to run & play, including the lawn in front of the zoo.
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lauralu04
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
Other than getting a salad, there are no real vegan options.
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