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Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita

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See rare and endangered species from four continents and take a trip through their natural habitats at Sedgwick County Zoo. The zoo is a renowned preservation center, and it houses more than 2,500 animals. You can visit the recreated natural environments of Africa, Asia, and North and South America, as well as specialized exhibits that display various species, such as penguins, reptiles, and primates. Thanks to the zoo's successful history of breeding critically endangered animals, you'll have the rare opportunity to admire creatures like Amur tigers and lowland gorillas. Choose from many learning programs, activities, and events suitable for all ages. Many of these have limited space, so check the schedule and make reservations online. Sedgwick County Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Wichita Edition.
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  • I have been to a number of big zoos, and this tops them all. They have amazing exhibits and are an industry leader in being able to breed hard to breed animals. Plan to go early or take a couple of da...  more »
  • What's there to say? It's a very typical zoo, in a goodway! Very informational with some great exhibits. The grounds are clean, the workers are nice and the animals seem very well taken care of. At th...  more »
  • This is one of the best zoos in the country. It is very well organized and the landscaping is very beautiful.  more »
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  • My children and I love this zoo! My two and a half year old daughter knows almost all of the animals and the sounds they make because we go here about once a week. It's usually not too crowded either. I LOVE the taco events! Since we're members we get into these events free :-D :-D :-D I wish the zoo employees wouldn't drive their carts so fast. I like to let my kids lead the way with excitement but I'm scared they're going to get hit (I almost gave four instead of five stars because of this)! Also, I wish they had carts selling tamales, corn, tacos, popcorn, cotton candy, etc, walking through the park. They have food stands but most of them are closed most of the year and I think it would be more fun and tempting to have carts with different things. I should add, my husband and I even thought of having our wedding here! Unfortunately, I asked more than once but no one could even show me the banquet room... Pretty disappointing. Overall though, this membership is one of the best yearly investments we make :-)
  • This zoo is a really nice place to go with my daughter. I love animals so the trips to the zoo are as much for me, if not more, than for my daughter. My favorite part it to take my daughter to the petting zoo area so she can get close to the sheep and goats. She love animals like me, and this gives her an opportunity to get more comfortable around them. I also love the gorilla exhibit (I just wish that was closer to the entrance). They have a cool playground over there that is a good place to kids to get their wiggles out.
  • I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and well kept the zoo was. All of the exhibits were so enjoyable to walk through. The kids petting zoo is excellent for all ages. The zoo gets a 5 star rating from me.
  • Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Couldn't resist. This zoo is honestly one of my favorites!! It has a variety of animals which all have a good amount of space to live in. Seeing them in a more natural way due to the space offered is always amazing to me! They have a boat tour and a train tour, as well as zoo keys that let kids listen to facts about certain animals. There's also talks and some public feedings that let the keepers and the positions interact. The food at the court is decent but a lot of fried things. The entrance fee, food court, and gift shop are all a bit pricey but if you like to go a lot then their family passes and things like that are cheaper and worth it. Also they do have strollers and wheelchairs you can rent there through the gift shop! Great for a day of fun!!
  • I really enjoyed the tropical rain forest exhibit, where you walk among the birds and bats. My 2 year old also enjoyed feeding the giraffe. If you can, go on a school day. The park was vacant, which helped get to everything we wanted to see within 4 hours.

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