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Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo

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Wells Dr, At the intersection of Oak Street and Park Boulevard, Independence, KS 67301
+1 620-332-2512
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Perfect Park complete with Zoo.

Because Independence, Ks is a small town you would never guess it has such a wonderful park and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Nancy W
via mobile
Grew up with this gem

We are so blessed to have this free zoo and awesome park in our area! Good variety of animals and... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Michelle R
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Medford, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Wells Dr, At the intersection of Oak Street and Park Boulevard, Independence, KS 67301
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+1 620-332-2512

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Because Independence, Ks is a small town you would never guess it has such a wonderful park and zoo. The area has everything you need for a full days adventure. Full playground that is modern and well kept. The zoo has many exhibits with my...More

Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We are so blessed to have this free zoo and awesome park in our area! Good variety of animals and easy to get to. Check out the mini train rides , miniature golf, and carousel - check website for hours.

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

always has clean look well taken care of i have been there many many times and have alway enjoyed the monkeys and zoo

Thank rdt2000
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

You will not expect what a great facility Riverside park and Zoo are. And best of all they are free with the exception of the Merry Go Round ($.05) Miniature Train ($.25) anf the Putt Putt Course. Super playground and zoo. Spend a couple of...More

Thank Out Door Lover Us
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

so much fun for the kids to see and do ; train ride putt putt golf play grounds and a carosel ride then to see the animails playing and fighting lol a wonderful time for kids and adults

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I met a friend in Independence. I got there early so I could go to the zoo (I love animals of all kinds). It was a beautiful day out, but most of the zoo was closed off. There weren't any signs saying why they were...More

Thank Cinnder
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice park with a SMALL but nice Zoo. Free admission and lots of enjoyment to be had. Great for inexpensive family entertainment. The lighted fountain is quite nice after dark. Check it out.

Thank Dagwat
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I was born in Independence and loved this park as a kid. It has provided some of my most favorite childhood memories. Over the years I have returned with my children and my grandchildren. It is one of a kind!!! Monkey Island and the peacocks...More

Thank Kimberly G
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place has it all and most of it is free! From Monkey Island to the Sister Bears!! Two play parks one your the younger kids and a larger one with larger attractions!! The Carousel is been a Nickel/ donation to ride and the Train...More

Thank DemoA85
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This park and Zoo are a surprising find in rural SE Kansas. Independence is to be congratulated in still maintaining such a fine family and visitor friendly facility. The preserved ex Santa Fe steam locomotive is an added attraction.

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Rkayleen
26 July 2017|
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Response from Kimberly G | Reviewed this property |
I am not positive, best thing to do is call the park and find out.
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Shimree
5 April 2016|
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Response from Jnet1971 |
Contact the City Clerk's office for reservations 620-332-2500 or 620-332-2512. The buildings rent for $25-40 per day depending upon which one you select. The website has pictures and specs on each option. Check out the... More
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