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Kansas City Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great place

This is by far the best Zoo I’ve visited! With amazing food, attractions and of course, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Billy C
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Nice Zoo

We took the children on a sunny winter day. It is a very large zoo, over 200 acres, so we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fort Leavenworth, 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
6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132-1711
+1 816-595-1234
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Zoo with outstanding people and animals. A true place of education for all. Put on your walking shoes and go for it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

The animals are getting closer and you’re not walking so far to see something. I love to teach by textile learning. They are really improving. There are animals to pet, birds to feed, and string rays to touch and for extra money feed. Something about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Recently I have visited the zoo with my family. The zoo is average as many animals are not available to see. The sea lions show, penguins and few animals were a good watch. Everything (trams, shuttles) inside the zoo is priced. Also if animals are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Peela R
Reviewed November 11, 2018

The day we went a "penguin march" and "pumpkin smashing" were advertised, and both were over-rated. The pumpkin smash consisted of putting carved pumpkins in with a number of animals that had minimal interest and no inclination to smash them-- a rock hyrax wandered over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaineTumbleweed
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I love this zoo! I took my kids to this zoo many times. If you have young children I recommend getting a family season pass, the price upfront is ok but in the long run if you're kids like animals the pass is worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Matt B
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a good time walking around the zoo and enjoyed the various exhibits. This facility was much larger than expected. The facility was clean and had a variety of wild life. It offered a boat ride at one point and a sky-view type of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gordony447
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Day out or adventure; especially for those who need a break from hussel and traffic. IMax is great! Good features to watch; even the kids like this one! Animals not in cages, strickly environmental and depicts natural habitats. Clean and well maintained when we were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tricia I
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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.
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.
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.