Trip Planner: USA / Kansas / Independence / Zoos & Aquariums / Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo
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For General Park and Zoo Questions: call 620-332-2512
Zoo is open EVERY DAY including all holidays except Christmas Day and is FREE (donation box located by macaw exhibit)
Park is open EVERY DAY including holidays
Putt-putt Golf will open APRIL 8th, 2017
Train and Carousel will open APRIL 8th, 2017
Carousel rides are 5 cents
Train rides are 25 cents
Miniature Golf is $1
(donations are accepted at the carousel and train ticket booth)
Park, Zoo, and Cemetery Director: Barb Beurskens
Cemetery Sexton: Jim Bennett
Zoo Supervisor: Katie Southworth
Parks Supervisor: Rachel Lyon.
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Great little drive thru zoo and walking animal sanctuary. Kiddy area to play and sit in shade. Carousel and train runs on weekend. Currently constructing a memorial for veterans. more »
Unfortunately, we didn't have time to tour the zoo as we were on the road, however, we always try to find a scenic place to have our picnic lunch and this certainly filled the bill. Lots of picnic tab... more »
I had low expectations for this zoo since it was free but after a few hour drive it was something to do to get out and stretch our legs. To our amazement there were a lot of animals and not just your ... more »
Love going to this zoo an park with our grandkids. They are ages 2 to 11 an enjoy themselves an we enjoy ourselves watching them learn an play. Great afternoon activity.
For the size of the town and location this is a nice zoo. Being a drive through makes it fun too and lots of times you see the animals better than at most large zoos.
Those who come will definitely be pleasantly surpised. Who knew a small town like this would have such a beautiful park?
its a free zoo with a old large steam train your kidos can play around on, theres also a very nice large park to let them run all that sugar rush out after the cotten candy from the snack bar, sorry folks no adult drinks alowed. dont ask on the last part old Las Vegas habits die hard...
A fun, little park and zoo to take the whole family! Great for parties, reunions, and picnics!
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