David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, Emporia

4.8
#7 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kansas
The David Traylor Zoo is a small zoo located in Emporia, Kansas, United States. Admission to the zoo is free. You can walk through the zoo to view the naturalized exhibits. The zoo is located in Soden's Grove Park, which includes a small train that operates in the summer, the historical Marsh Arch Bridge, and an All Veterans Memorial.OverviewThe David Traylor Zoo is one of the smallest zoos in the United States that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It features naturalized exhibits of native and exotic birds and animals, and is noted for its extensive landscaping.The Emporia Friends of the Zoo was founded in 1978, and provides financial support for expansion, development, and maintenance at the zoo. Funding for the Friends is primarily through membership and contributions.Animals at the zoo include ducks, prairie dogs, vultures, bison, deer, red foxes, cougars, and cotton-top tamarins.During the year, the zoo has various events including an annual Open House (the fourth Sunday in June), Boo in the Zoo at Halloween and Zoo Lights during the winter holiday season.
Plan your visit to David Traylor Zoo of Emporia and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Emporia vacation maker website .
Source
Create an itinerary including David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
map
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
69 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is a nice zoo to walk around and see a few animals. I couldn't help but notice how very clean all the animals environments where. These animals were well cared for. The zoo is free to visit and f...  more »
  • This free zoo does not have the most exotic animals around, but it is quite well stocked for a free zoo. There were swans, both white and black, a mountain lion, a cute prairie dog town, and bald eagl...  more »
  • May be a smaller zoo, but it's beautiful. Lots of animals in a gorgeous setting. While this zoo is free, you can be a friend of the zoo for specials at other zoos. I definitely recommend the David Tra...  more »
Google
  • One of our favorite zoos. Small and intimate. You can get closer and experience the animals more here than most larger zoos. The floor here is just as much of an attraction as the fauna.
  • This soon as many standout qualities. One is that it has free admission. The other is at the landscaping and potted plants are absolutely stunning. For the animals and the exhibits, the zoo is expanding. It recently added a Madagascar exhibit, which is pretty cute. They have foxes, different birds, a mountain lion, two bald eagles, and the groundhog exhibit, which is my spouse and my kiddos favorite. I think that it's a great Zoo, especially for a town the size of Emporia. They also have a zoo docent that offers educational experiences and party opportunities.
  • Love how clean and beautiful the landscape and enclosures are. The staff was spending time, tending to each individual critter and truly seemed to care.
  • This is a nice free zoo. The animals are fun for the little ones. This zoo also has the best flowers and plant arrangements all over the zoo.
  • Small zoo which has is free to enter. I would recommend making a donation on your way out. Plenty of animals for the family to enjoy. Remember this is only a small zoo so don't expect to make a day of it. More of something to spend an hour. However very good.

Plan your trip to Emporia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Emporia

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Emporia by other users

12 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Emporia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM CANADA September, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Kansas BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans