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Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City

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Kansas City Zoo is renowned nationwide for its rich collections of African and Australian species. Its penguin and polar bear exhibits are also popular. In the Kid Zone, children can learn about the animals, feed some of them, and enjoy the play area and carousel rides. You can buy food from concession stands or bring your own. Animal habitats are large, and getting around the zoo requires a fair amount of walking. Consider catching a ride on a train or a tram to ease the journey. You also may rent strollers, wheelchairs, and electric scooters. Arrange to visit Kansas City Zoo and other attractions in Kansas City using our Kansas City attractions site .
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  • When we moved to KC 12 years ago we took visiting family to the KC zoo and were not impressed; so much so that we never went back. At that time it seemed that the animals were shrouded behind large am...  more »
  • This is one of the cleanest zoos we have ever visited. The animals seemed content, healthy, and happy. The penguin exhibit was awesome. The African compound was incredible. The transportation from con...  more »
  • The zoo was incredible in and of itself, however, the addition of the train, boats, and sky way made getting around so much easier. We bought the premier pass (I believe that is what they call it, it ...  more »
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  • It is a wonderful zoo that I ever seen till now. It is very well maintained and had information on all animals and also focuses on spreading awareness on conservation of animal life. The customer service is wonderful. It has multiple and different rides and all for affordable prices. And other feeding shows and activities are for free. You would happily spend atleast 3 hours covering all the exhibits. The polar bear, African elephants and penguins were rare to find but they had many of them. The zoo also includes blue river and you find yourself in a peaceful and green environment when you visit. They have stores to eat and strollers that can be rented in case of necessity. Amazing place to visit on weekends especially. I loved it ๐Ÿ˜.
  • Great zoo. If you don't want to walk very far there's a tram, a train, and a gondola that take you past some of the animals. I really liked the penguin exhibit. The fans throughout the zoo were a great way to cool off in the heat. A very good experience overall and I will definitely be back if I'm ever in KC again.
  • I visited recently after not having been for around 15 years. Admission price to get in if not a local resident is crazy, but not bad if you live within Jackson or Clay counties. If you have a zoo membership even better! A membership is a really great value! They have updated quite a bit and there is a ton to do and see. My family and I spent about 5 hours at the zoo and didn't get close to seeing everything. It is pretty big so there is a lot of walking, but with the train (when doing one-way rides) and tram you can get around a little quicker to see everything. Overall a fun place to go!
  • Price is really not that bad for the state of the art zoo that awaits you. There's a lot of walking so be prepared for that. The sky safari is worth it and the tram most certainly is too. The train is fun for kiddos but you don't really see much that can't be seen from walking around. Food is ridiculously expensive so pack a lunch! And bring your own water bottle.
  • I love this Zoo, it's beautiful and totally amazing, great food but a little expensive. I had so much fun and can't wait to come back! โ˜บ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ†๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿซ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿน๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿข๐ŸŠ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿต๐Ÿ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿ’

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If you want to sample the cityโ€™s nightlife, consider a hotel in the Power and Light District, home to a wide array of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The 39th Street District is a good choice for those on vacation who prefer quirky independent venues. The city boasts an array of cozy bed and breakfasts both within and on the outskirts of the city. Those with access to a car can enjoy Kansas City on a budget by staying at a nearby campground or RV park.
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