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“Day of Fun”
Review of Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo
Ranked #22 of 169 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The KC zoo is such a fun place to visit with small children. Very clean and family friendly. Definitely go for the plantinum wristband if you go, which gives you access to ride the train, tram and other rides as many times as you want. Definitely worth the money if you plan to stay for the whole day!

1  Thank Megan G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kansas City Zoo is one of the must-visit locations. A huge zoo with full of a variety of species available. A zoo is spread across and has been divided into sections. Acquitic and penguins section is superb

Zoo also contains the sky safari, trams, and all. If you don't want to get tired, get a ticket to the tram. train.
Would prefer to visit in summers to get a view of all the animals

Thank Parkhad_Amit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for a lazy Sunday afternoon and loved what we were able to see. We didn't purchase the transportation options in our ticket but next time we definitely will because the layout of the zoo would require more than one day to walk and stop at each exhibit. We ran out of time seeing less than 1/2 of the zoo.

The Stingray exhibit was open and even as adults we enjoyed this. The zookeepers were feeding the orangutans and they were extremely knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. Overall the space and environment for most of the animals was great. What we didn't like was that we saw animals that were visibly hurt in one way or another and there was a sign warning that the Vet was actively caring for the animal but seeing a swamp monkey with what looked like a bloody open wound was upsetting. Maybe they should care for the sick/injured animals in a different space.

Next time I'm in KC I will make more time to see the rest of the zoo.

Thank LindaRTS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this zoo. I live in Omaha where we have a great zoo. To me Kansas City Zoo is just as fun to visit especially in nice weather. Australia and the penguin were my favorite!

1  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo was fun, it was field trip day so it was very busy. The cost to get in is reasonable, I suggest you wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen. You have to walk a lot. The Zoo is very nice, lots of animals, they have a lot for the little kids to do like face painting and animal cutouts to put your head in. We ate before we went but they did have a bbq place that smelled good but when we got thete they were out of a lot of stuff. They do have a tram, train, and a water boat.

Thank M W
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