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“Beautiful zoo”
Review of Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo
Ranked #22 of 171 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 2 weeks ago

Come prepared for lots of walking, as this is a decent sized zoo with many exhibits. There are lots of add-on fee attractions, such as the carousel, train, tram, boat, and sky safari. You can purchase a wrist band that includes rides on all to save a little bit of money. The tram ride will save you a lot of walking if you take it to the African Market. We took the sky ride to the opposite end of the African section as well, which meant we missed part of the walking tour, but saved our feet and had fantastic views. When our children were small they really enjoyed the children's farm area. The penguin exhibit is world class and the polar bear exhibit is the only one in the area. The zoo and pathways are well maintained and they have done many renovations in the past 20 years to give the animals more spacious and natural looking habitats.

1  Thank Tammy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo was nicer and larger than I was expecting. The enclosures were pretty clean, a good number of the animals were active and enjoying themselves. I might go back again if I'm in the Kansas City area.

Thank ksmallwood3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was perfect! 7 family members attended the zoo and it was fairly inexpensive. We brought backpacks in with water and snacks. We also went to the car to eat lunch and returned without problems. You will need a stamp for reentry. The lines were not bad at all and the animals appeared to be active and roaming in their areas. The snack areas were mostly closed. There are lots of photo opportunities throughout and tons of animals to see. There’s a boat ride, tram, train, and sky view ride you can purchase for $10 wrist band, well worth it!

1  Thank April H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter and two other 17 yo girls went to the KC zoo and had a blast. It is great for toddlers to teens.

Thank 589kents
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving cross county and looking for places to stop. My son is a photographer so why not the zoo and see the wild animals. This zoo is a lot of walking, but they do offer a tram, train, boat and sky ride. Love petting the stingrays, the polar bears were adorable, and feeding the Lorikeets was also a great experience.

Thank Bergind
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