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Kansas City Zoo

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Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number:
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Explore the Kansas City Zoo, with more than 1,700 animals on 202 acres,...

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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Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!

Here are my favorite things to do at the Kansas City Zoo : the Bird Show, the Sea Lion Show and the penguins. These are all in easy walking distance from the entrance. The Bird... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here are my favorite things to do at the Kansas City Zoo : the Bird Show, the Sea Lion Show and the penguins. These are all in easy walking distance from the entrance. The Bird Show and the penguins are indoors so they're really good to see when it's too hot or too cold to be outdoors very long. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my twin grandsons to the KC zoo. It was a beautiful day in February. Decided to get Friends of the Zoo passes and glad we did. It has been a few decades since I have been and was very pleased . Sea otters at the front gate. Polar bear and penguins. Glad to be coming back.

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Thank Jan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the Kansas City Zoo many many times and consider it a great Zoo. It has been getting better and better over the years as they have been expanding and improving as money was available. I can highly recommend to bring yourself and your kids to see the animals at the Kansas City Zoo.

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Thank Chef-TK-KC
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently moved to Kansas City and it was the first place I went. It is very clean and fun environment. The layout of the zoo is great so you don't have to walk far to see the next animal. They have a train ride to another part of the zoo, a boat ride from one side of the Africa... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great asset for the Kansas City area. This zoo is one of the best we have been to! Every thing is maintained so well; such a variety of animals & birds from around the world!

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Thank Joy N
Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were truly impressed by this zoo. St Louis is our home zoo and after spending so much time there, other zoos sometimes pale in comparision. KC has it figured out. We went on a Friday and got there, just as they were opening. The staff was very helpful and the place is beautiful. We've never walked next to free-roaming... More 

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Thank Julie K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids like it in the summer when it is not too hot. They have a lot of animals to see but I definitely recommend getting a stroller if you did not bring one. There is a lot of walking.

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Thank Ambreen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enter into a great place where children can enjoy small annimals to the largest and tallest. Everything is set for a great time with a lot of fun had by all. Lions,tigers,seals,hippos.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy taking my kids there. It's a great place to walk and take your time. You definitely don't want to rush through it, unless you are looking to get a good power walk in. Africa, which I believe is the farthest section is huge, so if you have small kids, maybe be ready to get trolley tickets. Getting there... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

African section like being in the actual savannah, except one walks or takes the ski lift versus safari jeep. Really well done continental sections. Great place to walk if you are trying to get in 10000 steps+.

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