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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 always striving for improvement

We love our zoo! It may not be the biggest and best, but we always enjoy it because they are making... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the absolute best zoos around!

We've been to zoos around the country and Kansas City is one of the absolute best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
+1 816-595-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
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KansasCityZoo, Public Relations Manager at Kansas City Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed December 19, 2018

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
1  Thank Letshavefun76
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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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.