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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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It’s getting so much better

The animals are getting closer and you’re not walking so far to see something. I love to teach by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Independence, Missouri
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Awesome zoo

I love this zoo! I took my kids to this zoo many times. If you have young children I recommend... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Matt B
Kansas City, Missouri
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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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6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132-1711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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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 Gordon Y
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
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Only the second zoo we’ve visited but as we visited during school time the place was quiet. Staff were amazing and took time to speak with us.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James K
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The zoo is outdated and the enclosures are small. The admission is pricey if bringing a family. The food stands were out of food, like funnel cake. If you live in mid MO save yourself the price of admission and go to St. Louis.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michellewilson950
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Came to town to see the races. Needed extra entertainment. The zoo was a hit. Had so many things to do for young and old. I recommend you stop by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sbond001
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We always have fun at the zoo! They have added some new play areas that the little ones enjoyed a lot! We rode the Safari ride which was also a very good experience. We missed the feeding at stingray bay so plan that accordingly. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.