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“Take your walking shoes”
Review of Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo
Ranked #22 of 168 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore the Kansas City Zoo, with more than 1,700 animals on 202 acres, it's the most affordable family fun for kids of all ages. For weekend activities and events, visit the Zoo website.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice zoo. They are doing quite a bit of renovations to it. It is also very spread out.

Thank bckss
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Large zoo. Well kept. Plenty of parking and easy access in and out. Very crowded day we went and they didn’t appear to be prepared for large crowd as not all food options open and ticket lines backed up with about 30 minute wait. But it is early in the year and weather is unpredictable so can’t blame them really. Tram, skylift, and train were all nice touches that we all enjoyed and reduced amount of walking with young kids to get from one side of zoo to other. One of best zoos I’ve been to and a must do if visiting KC.

Thank Etonian30
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

With 2 young kids we've been to a lot of zoos (San Diego, Denver, Mpls & more.) I would put the KC zoo right up there for value and overall experience.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We went there was a chilly day so a lot of the animals were not out. It was still an enjoyable trip with plenty of walking trails.

Thank Hilary L
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We took our kids over spring break and made a special trip to KC just for this and we found it to be awful. The first half of the zoo was pretty decent. The second half of the zoo is a long walk down a bridge and then once you get to the animals on the other side they are spaced so far out. Not to mention we were tired from walking all that way and only the elephant, lion and leopard were out. It was such a waste of a walk and time. I would never go back due to the walk and kids don’t mix in my opinion. We under stand going to a zoo means lots of walking but lots of walking and not seeing anything don’t go hand and hand. We also think that KC zoo should warn people before taking the walk that they are holding majority of the animals back there inside due to 50 degree temperatures. A zoo keeper told us they werent releasing them for that reason it would of been nice to know before we walked all that way. They could easily set up a sign saying so.

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