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Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City

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#1 of 11 in Parks in Kansas City
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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Kansas City Zoo is renowned nationwide for its rich collections of African and Australian species. Its penguin and polar bear exhibits are also popular. In the Kid Zone, children can learn about the animals, feed some of them, and enjoy the play area and carousel rides. You can buy food from concession stands or bring your own. Animal habitats are large, and getting around the zoo requires a fair amount of walking. Consider catching a ride on a train or a tram to ease the journey. You also may rent strollers, wheelchairs, and electric scooters. Arrange to visit Kansas City Zoo and other attractions in Kansas City using our Kansas City attractions site.
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  • It’s a nice zoo. Wide variety of animals from all over the globe. And for a Midwestern zoo-they have animals from lots of different biomes. The exhibits are well designed so you’ve got good view of... 
    It’s a nice zoo. Wide variety of animals from all over the globe. And for a Midwestern zoo-they have animals from lots of different biomes. The exhibits are well designed so you’ve got good view of...  more »
  • I’ve been to zoo’s all over the country and this one was a complete joke and waste of money. The zoo was dirty, animal enclosures was old and out of date. The new area they are building might be nice....  more
    I’ve been to zoo’s all over the country and this one was a complete joke and waste of money. The zoo was dirty, animal enclosures was old and out of date. The new area they are building might be nice....  more »
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  • We had an amazing time! Since we went on Sunday, not everything was open, but that’s okay! The Staff was all so friendly and informative! That was very appreciated! The Train and Tram operators we very crowd pleasing. I am in a wheelchair and they had the ramp down, ready for me to load up, as soon as they send me headed that way! My biggest complaint, as is with most places like this, the price of a bottle of Water was well over $3 for a 20 oz bottle. There were 19 of us in total, 7 being kids. More affordable would have been nice. There were stations to fill the bottles, but the water was lukewarm, at best. The giant Flowers, and other crafted statues made things look so fun! We, of course, loved all the animals and how clean their habitats were. We’re already planning our trip for after Labor Day next year to be able to go to the new aquarium.
  • This was my first time here and I spent 3.5 hours visiting on a Friday. There are many enjoyable attractions for the whole family. The zoo is large so I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes, lightweight clothing and to bring a water bottle. There are water fountains where you can refill your bottles which is great. Misting stations allow you to walk through water mist to cool down, important since there's a lot of hot concrete and a lot of walking involved. If you're a KC resident, the zoo sends out free admission coupons a few times a year. I highly recommend visiting!

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