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David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, Emporia
(4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • This zoo has come a long way over the years. There is nothing spectacular about this zoo but everything they have is handled very well. Lots of plants and flowers to look at along with the animals. It...  more »
  • My husband and I had a fabulous time at the Emporia Zoo last Friday. Although small it is packed with wonderful exhibits that kids of all ages will enjoy. One of the best parts is that you are able to...  more »
  • The grounds are very well manicured with beautiful flowering plants. The animal habitats are neat and clean. The animals look very content. Great attraction in the small town of Emporia! 
  • Small zoo. Which has is free to enter but 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.
  • Awesome, though quite little, zoo with no admittance fee and self-guided tours. There's a small playground for kids, but it's otherwise a very small zoo with not too many animals. Perfect for toddlers!
  • It's surprising a town of Emporia's size has a zoo, but this free attraction is a great way to spend an hour (or less, if you don't have the time).
  • Great zoo expecially for an amazing cost
  • It's small but I love this beautiful little zoo. It's a must go and see in the summer they have beautiful flowers everywhere