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Kansas City Zoo

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Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-595-1234
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a...

You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a 95-acre African environment where more than 400 animals roam.

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Lots of fun things to do

KC Zoo is rather spread out but they have been really focussed on changing the dynamic of the zoo over the last few years. They are trying to make animals more visible and have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Victoria H
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

KC Zoo is rather spread out but they have been really focussed on changing the dynamic of the zoo over the last few years. They are trying to make animals more visible and have lots of fun options for families. I honestly like all the walking because it keeps my kids busy and for the most part there isn't a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of fun to be had for 3/4 day experience! The penguins have to be one of the best exhibits! Zoo seems to have several areas that aren't populated. Not sure why but it would be nice to see a full zoo.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids love going to the zoo. and now that we are season pass holders we can go as much as we want! even though the price is pretty cheap, with a pass you get more perks. a great place for a picnic as well.

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Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love they have Polar bears and the be ready to walk train was fun to ride but a lot of walking zoo is very spread-out. I still enjoyed it thought It was worth going and seeing it. I am a zoo fan and had a great time

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Rushville, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although a little expensive compared to the STL Zoo we loved it. We got tickets through our hotel ( Drury Inn) and upgraded our ride package and saved $$$. Loved being able to take the tram, train and sky ride to save walking. Very enjoyable zoo.

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Thank Niki W
Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time! It was super hot and they discounted the price to get in. The sea lion show was a good time! Very silly!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing NOT to love about the KC ZOO! We have been taking our kids and now our grandkids for 30+ years and always have a great time. It is clean and the food is good and reasonably priced. Gift shop has numerous ;ess expensiv eitems so the kids can spend their allowance. Restroom are always clean that we... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I swear, we always pick the hottest day of the year to visit the KC Zoo, but it's still very enjoyable. One thing I love about the zoo is that they offer free water and strategically placed air conditioned places to sit down, which were both very much needed on that hot day. They have added the Skyfari since last... More 

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great zoo. We went on a hot humid day and did lots of walking. So it was definitely a tiring and sweaty day, but it was definitely worth it. I can't remember the admission prices but I do remember they were a little high in my opinion. All of the animals were out, nothing is worse than... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we came to KC Zoo on a very warm day. my husband and 2 teenage sons. we were looking forward to see the Koala Bears. The were cute, but kind of underwhelming. the zoo is very clean! plan for a LOT OF WALKING... we were there for about 3 hrs and saw what we wanted to see. I would... More 

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