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Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard

#3 of 22 in Outdoors in Kansas
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is located in Goddard, KS, and accredited by the Zoological Association of America. They are the most interactive zoo in kansas and possibly the region with 6 feedings stations, 2 animal rides and 1 other walk-through exhibit. They feature the only interactive Lemur Island in the United States. In addition, Tanganyika is home to one of the largest collections of clouded leopards in the world and the largest collection of snow leopards in the United States. You could go to any zoo and see animals, or come to Tanganyika for A Wildly Different Experience!
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  • Visiting Tanganyika Wildlife Park has been on my to-do list since early this year, I am glad I finally picked a weekend to drive out to Goddard. The zoo is on the smaller side but nicely maintained. T...  more »
  • We visited this wildlife park for the second time and again we were amazed. My daughter participated in the penguin swim and I can't express how much we enjoyed this!! The staff is so friendly and the...  more »
  • We went for my company event this year. It is pretty nice, but not as interactive as I thought it would be. My grandkids had a good time and got to feed some animals. They got 3 choices along with our...  more »
  • We went on a pretty cold day. There were not a lot of people there, but most of the animals were still out. You definitely get to see the animals up close and personal which was nice. The park in general is small, but it's well maintained. We paid for the general admission which includes only one encounter. I would recommend asking what animals are available for encounters before deciding which option to purchase. The people before us in line purchased the 10 encounter pass and there was no way there was 10 encounters available for them. The only options we had were to feed the giraffe or the bunnies. The lemur's were not out to take the pictures while we were there either. The tiger demonstration was awesome to see, but the keeper was about 15 minutes late to it. They just in general seemed to not really have it together that day. We did have a lot of fun but it was more of a walk around and see the animals, not so much encounter them as seems to be advertised.
  • What a unique experience. It's a zoo of sorts, but much better if you want to get up close with animals. All the staff we encountered were super friendly, explaining everything about the animals and the park in general. It's small and compact and great for younger kids especially. You can feed and pet a number of animals which is pretty cool. Pricing may seem high, but without "public" support it's going to be (in this way it's not like a typical zoo).
  • Season passes make it much more affordable, I got mine for 20$ each. The feedings do cost money but not too bad and it is more for children, but every one should do it once. I like the times when the keepers are feeding or moving some of the animals and you can ask questions and learn about the animals. It is a little small and the events are limited. Private funding is why it cost a little more. The passes I got are at the early part of the year.
  • Such a fun place for the whole family! The up close and personal experience with the animals sets Tanganyika apart from most other zoos. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the animals. The park is small enough you can feasibly see it all in half a day, which makes it perfect for an outing with young children.
  • Great place. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Very clean park with healthy and active animals. Lots of hands on activities for kids to do. You can even swim with the penguins if you want to pay for it. Entire family loves to visit here.

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