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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. Plan your Sedgwick County Zoo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wichita using our Wichita tourist route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This is a zoo that those of us who live here are proud to be a part of! Huge location, tons to see, a blast for the entire family!  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This is a top notch ZOO that continues to add new exhibits with the latest having updated their Elephant exhibit being much larger and a great place to view them.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Food, animals, and drinks. Wee Hoo! Zoo Pass makes an excellent gift! Some the best animal attractions and programs nationally.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    You have an absolute gentleman working here. Mr. Max Lakes deserves a special mention for an act of kindness to a complete stranger. I found out about an overnight event at the zoo, but it was 24 hours AFTER the registration period closed. I really wanted to take my daughter, so i made some phone calls. Long story short, this wonderful person coordinated with the folks operating the online registration, had it reopened, called me and let me know. I got in, registered myself and my daughter, and then he closed the site once again. He was a completely accommodating and kind person who could have easily said no, but her went above and beyond for complete strangers. Kudos to you, sir. I can't thank you enough.
  • June 14, 2017
    This is a fantastic zoo. The exhibits seem to include larger space for animals than what you might see at other zoos. The new elephant area is a great addition. The bird and chimpanzee exhibits and very well done. Unfortunately, the boat rides were closed the day I visited, but I have heard that it is worthwhile to do them. And the prices for food here are incredibly low. A Cheeseburger and onion ring meal at Beastro is ~$6. This same meal would be around $15 at the Atlanta zoo.
  • July 4, 2017
    I grew up with the expectation that all zoos were this incredible. Traveling and even living in other bigger cities, I've visited a lot of renowned zoos — yet none can compare to SCZ! Now that I'm a new mom, it's been so fun getting a family membership and experiencing all the awe through my kiddo's eyes. Setting the bar high for her too!
  • June 25, 2017
    What can I say it was a zoo. Well-managed, well cared for animals. However, being the summer season I don't believe the animals wanted to put on a show or be particularly seen. Penguin attraction was very nice very nicely done. I would recommend it for a Saturday out with family.
  • July 2, 2017
    Awesome zoo, so many animals with great exhibits. The staff was very friendly, even took the time talk to use about the birds and other animals. Affordable ticket pricing. We will go back next time we are in the Wichita area.

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