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Kansas City Zoo

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TYPE: Zoos & Animal Parks
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Southeast
ADDRESS: 6800 Zoo Dr. Kansas City, MO 64132-
PHONE: 816-285-3689 (FOTZ)
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Average Rating

4 out of 5 stars (18 Reviews)

Price: Adults $12.50, Seniors $10.50, Children 3-11 $9.50
Hours: Open Daily 9:30am-4pm

More Zoo for you to explore. More than 200 acres of adventure filled with more than 1,000 animals. Explore a penguin empire at Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Watch King, Gentoo and Rockhopper penguins torpedo through the water in their 100,000 gallon cool pool and see the Humboldt penguins laze on the beach and take a dip in the 25,000 gallon warm water pool. Journey to the Polar Bear Passage and marvel at the polar bears' beauty and strength. The belly flops and underwater flips entertain all ages. Wander down a peaceful jungle path in the Tropics for nose to nose views of primates. Take a walk-about through a mob of kangaroos. Climb a meerkat mound. Watch otters whirl. Lumber with elephants. Take a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel, ride the train, then continue the journey on the tram to Africa. Get the best views of African animals on the African Sky Safari.

Polar Bear Passage boasts Midwest Travel Treasure by AAA. America’s Best Zoo book featured the KCZoo as one of the top 60 Zoos in the United States boasting the best African, Kangaroo and Chimp exhibits. The Zoo continues to win the favorite family day trip from KCParent Magazine and best kids’ attraction as voted on by tourists.



An always changing, always fun family experience for all ages. Visit us today!

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Rating:

2 out of 5 stars

10/08/2010
Sarah L. - KC, MO

The polar bear exhibit is great, the barn is great, the rest needs great improvement, the staff needs to treat customers nice., There is no place to get food on the Africa side durring the week.

Kansas City Zoo Carousel

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/23/2010
Jonathan S. - Smithville, MO

The Carousel at the Kansas City Zoo is fun for all ages. The brightly colored zoo animals and music make it an exciting addition to our wonderful zoo.

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Carousel at the Kansas City Zoo

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/20/2010
Jonathan S. - Smithville, MO

The Carousel at the Kansas City Zoo is fun for all ages. The brightly colored zoo animals and music make it an exciting addition to our wonderful zoo.

KC ZOO

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/08/2010
TINA W. - LINN VALLEY, KS

MY DAUGHTERS FRIEND IN A EGG AT THE ZOO TOO FUNNY!

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Labor Day Getaway

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/07/2010
Stephanie W. - Broken Arrow, OK

We mainly went to Kansas City to go to the zoo to see Nikita the polar Bear, what fun that was. After that we went downtown to the Power & Light District, the restaurants to choose from was amazing. We ended the weekend in Independence and was surrounded by lots of History and went to a huge craft show. What a jammed pack fun weekend we had, cant wait to go back.

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A WONDERFUL Zoo!!

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

08/10/2009
Liz G. - Chicago, IL

We arrived at 11am and left at closing and didn't get to see everything. We LOVED the talks done by zoo keepers. The sea lion show was a hit. Getting the $5 tram/train/carousel pass is a must (especially if you have kids). The zoo itself is beautiful and allows the animals to be in a setting similar to their native habitats. All of the staff was VERY polite and helpful. We're SO glad we went!

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A zoo to be proud of...

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

07/06/2009
Larry M. - North Platte, NE

We visited the zoo over the fourth of July weekend and had an excellent time. We like the fact that it is very wide open making it a very animal friendly zoo. I went back a second day with my kids while my wife was here on work. KC has a zoo that they can be proud of.

Family day at the zoo

Rating:

4 out of 5 stars

05/20/2009
Brandon B. - Kansas City, MO

Took the family to the zoo last weekend. We really enjoyed our time. Advise buying the $5 pass for unlimited rides on carousel, tram and train. My daughter loves the meerkats.

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The best zoo

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10/28/2008
Barbara R. - kansas city, MO

I love K.C's Zoo. The natural habitats for the animals in the africa exhibit is awesome. Zoo employees are always helpful and educational, a great way to experience K.C.'s hospitality.

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Anyday is a good day for the KC Zoo

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10/28/2008
Linda E. - Chesterfield, MO

We met in Kansas City from St. Louis and Dallas to spend a long weekend together. With an energetic four year old grandson the Kansas City Zoo was the perfect choice. Even though it was a little on the chilly side we couldn't have had a better day. The Fall colors were beautiful and there are several indoor areas to spend time and warm up. Our grandson and the chimp sat contently observing each other separated only by glass.

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A Day at the Zoo

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10/28/2008
Paige L. - Kansas City, MO

With how tight money is this year, its been hard getting out with the family. I was so happy to find out that the KC Zoo was offering free admission this month and next for KC residents.
We loaded up the car and headed out for a chilly but nice day at the Zoo. My son who is now five just LOVED it, it was his first visit to a Zoo and I hope to get to take him again. Here we have a shot that I was lucky to get of one of the small monkeys sucking his thumb, and two of my son enjoying the Zoo, one coming down the slide at the discovery barn and the other watching the ducks in one of the aviaries

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Monkey See Monkey Do

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10/15/2008
Karen D. - Overland Park, KS

Kansas City is a great place to raise children. There are so many great activites and attractions for them. We love going to the KC zoo and seeing and acting like all the wonderful animals.

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Monkey See Monkey Do

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10/14/2008
Karen D. - Overland Park, KS

A fun day monkeying around at the KC zoo.

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We love the parks and the zoo!

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09/30/2008
Ruth K. - Kansas City, MO

We love Kansas City in the Fall! It is the perfect time to visit the Zoo!! Many of the animals can be viewed up close, and many of them are friendly and interactive.

We also love Kansas City for the beautiful parks and recreation! As a family, we often take advantage of the wonderful biking trails. Not only is it great to get outdoors and exercise, but its wonderful spending time together as a family.

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Kansas City Zoo

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08/04/2008
Tammy D. - Kansas City, KS

As a huge animal lover I have always enjoyed the Kansas City Zoo from the time I was a child taking field trips to now as an adult. The zoo provides a pretty up close view of the animals and has a very nice natural environment for the animals. It seems to be getting bigger and better every year. I recommend anyone coming to Kansas City to make time to check out the Kansas City Zoo and they will not be disappointed.

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KC Zoo: Fun for ALL!

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07/28/2008
Alex R. - lawrence, KS

The KC zoo offers fun for all ages. My sister and I (in our 20s) have a ball taking our young cousins and older parents. We all enjoy the animal exhibits. There is always something new to see and I love all the walking to the different exhibits. It really is a great experiences seeing the wide variety of animals from all different continents.

HOT IN THE CITY

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07/21/2008
LILLIA L. - KANSAS CITY, MO

Spend some time at the K.C. Zoo, I did . although the natives were restless and pretended to not be paying attention, they new we were there. These Pictures were taken on my 40 th birthday July 14th 2008. I'm standing in front of the a house that too small and made with a straw roof (talking about what you get for the money) in K.C. You'd find much better accommodations if you are a hard worker so. while I could complain I won't. Well that's my take on K.C. it has more to offer then you might think you just have to get out and find it.

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A Day at the Zoo

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07/20/2008
Mike L. - Lawrence, KS

Our family loves visiting the KC Zoo. It's a fun place to visit different continents to see and learn about the animals in a fun and pretty environment.

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