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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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  • My family has been to many zoos, and Sedgwick is one of our favorites! The exhibits are uniquely laid out, making for enjoyable walks through them. The two story tropics exhibit with its pathways and ...  more »
  • This is a GREAT zoo!! They have added several new exhibits and expanded/updated several others. I can honestly say I am proud of our zoo! When would you ever think you'd see a penguin in Wichita, KS?  more »
  • We took a trip to Wichita to visit the zoo. We had a friend in from Illinois. We also took our grandson to the zoo for the first time. We had a great day with the animals. The only part I wish would h...  more »
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  • A large local zoo, funded in large part by the Koch brothers (you'll see their names on several exhibits). Open almost every day, wide pavement paths, all amenities, stroller rental, food & beverages available. Zoo is very well kept. Wear comfortable shoes & sunscreen, bring spending $ for boat rides, animal feedings and souvenirs. This could be an all day excursion so pack your own cooler to save money. If you frequent the zoo, or others in network, buy a membership for the biggest bang for your buck.
  • Always a fun time with the kids! My family loves going to the Sedgwick County Zoo, especially the petting zoo where my daughter LOVES feeding the sheep. The Tiger Trek and elephant exhibits are amazing! The attention to detail makes the entire walk-through feel like you've been transported to another country! There's nothing better than seeing my daughter's face light up because she's standing inches away from a full grown lion!
  • What a great zoo!!! This Zoo showcases animals from various parts of the world, and orients their habitats to mimic those regions. For example, they have sections featuring animals of South America, animals of Australia, farm animals of America, farm animals of Asia, Etc. Their bird exhibits were fantastic, as were their reptile exhibits. The habitats seemed roomy, and the animals were very well cared for. We very much enjoyed our day. I highly recommend a visit to this lovely Zoo.
  • Great for a fun family outing!! 👍 It can get pretty crowded when school is out, and the weather is nice so come early. Also the chances of seeing the animals being active is better when the weather is cooler. If you like going to zoos then I recommend getting a annual pass seeing as it pays for itself after only a couple of visits.
  • It was our first visit to the zoo. We are in town visiting family. The day was gorgeous and we loved the zoo. The habitats were very nice. There was an employee in the American Farm that shared a lot of information with us regarding the goats unsolicited. It's rare for a zoo employee to display so much enthusiasm toward guess in my opinion. I would definitely recommend visiting this zoo.
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