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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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Race Weekend

Came to town to see the races. Needed extra entertainment. The zoo was a hit. Had so many things to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Had a blast

We always have fun at the zoo! They have added some new play areas that the little ones enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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
+1 816-595-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank sbond001
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank michelleshanksbrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is huge. They have a large variety of animals to see. They seem to really cater to smaller children with a giant playground area that looks to be relatively new and very colorful. We loved the penguins and polar bear. I would say...More

Thank Cowboys1995
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly Kansas City Zoo was by far better then my local Houston Zoo. It had so much more activity for not just the kids but also for the adults... Definitely will be back soon. to check it out

Thank BullNations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kansas City Zoo has improved in cleanliness since my last visit a few years ago. I do think it is a bit pricey for a one day admission, so you may want to look into a family or season pass if you plan to...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kansas City Zoo has been a favorite of mine for a long time. In the past decade, or so, they have really upgraded a lot of the enclosures, and seem committed to continue doing so.

Thank Brent O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could have spent all day here. We got here around 2 and still managed to see everything but didn't get to spend as much time here as we wanted. The layout is easy to follow and be mindful there is a TON of walking...More

Thank BetsyC10384
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zoos define variation on a theme. People expect to see, at the least, a big cat or two and monkeys. And other animals. But those other animals vary. Some zoos emphasize local/regional species. Some feature animals of North America. Others like to show off an...More

1  Thank rossf976
Reviewed September 16, 2018

My wife and I spend a day at zoo in August. It is a very worthwile visit. There is a wide array of animals inculding all of our favorites. It is fairly well layed out and easy to get around in a reasonable day. The...More

Thank D G
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

The zoo is great and affordable, even more so if you live in Jackson or Clay Counties. There were lots of animals, including babies. Their new exhibit, Stingray Bay, was phenomenal. Everyone from my mother to my toddler nephew loved it. There were various places...More

Thank Shelby P
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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.