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Tanganyika Wildlife Park

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Address: 1000 S. Hawkins Ln, Goddard, KS
Phone Number: +1 316-794-8954
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OUTSTANDING place

What can I say that everybody else has not said? This is not a zoo: it is a wildlife park. The animals are so well taken care of, clearly. Engaging with them all is wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Susan L
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Liberal, Kansas
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Liberal, Kansas
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What can I say that everybody else has not said? This is not a zoo: it is a wildlife park. The animals are so well taken care of, clearly. Engaging with them all is wonderful. The staff are so very friendly. They answer all questions. They clearly love their jobs and their animals. The woman with the penguins? Wow! With... More 

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Thank Susan L
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had scheduled a visit to the Wichita, KS area to visit another attraction. Having some time on our hands or friends suggested we also visit Tanganyika Wildlife Park. We had never heard of the place, but were willing to check it out. The location gave no indication of the amazing experience we were about to encounter. This Wildlife Park... More 

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Thank Bill K
haysville,kansas
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My daughter and I took five preschoolers and a great time was had by all. The place is keep in fantastic condition and the staff are very informative.

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Thank Ginrickey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We got to interact with lots of animals. I got to pet a kangaroo for the very first time. We also rode on a camel and fed a hippo and a giraffe up close and personal! There was a brand new baby alpaca which was awesome. The Lorakeets were fun as well. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We... More 

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Thank Stephanie M
Schenectady
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Four generations went here during our family reunion. I'm the great grandmother and I enjoyed it as much, if not more than my great grandson. Imagine feeding a giraffe and petting his neck. Imagine feeding lemurs without having to go to Madagascar. You can pet a porcupine.... You can pet an African Serval cat.... You can pet an Alpaca.... You... More 

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Thank Barbara K
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon viewing, feeding and interacting with the animals. Very courteous staff. This is a very nice well maintained private zoo. Animals were well cared for and staff was very knowledgeable and genuinely enjoyed taking the time to teach us about the animals. Very impressed with the whole operation.

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Thank Jeffe B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We took our kids and nephew here for a few hours one afternoon. This place was suggested to us thinking that our young children (7 and 3) would enjoy the interactions. They really did! You have the opportunity to pet the kangaroos, feed giraffes, and they were able to hold a lynx. The cons: Many of the cages/exhibits were closed... More 

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Thank 2Ls2Js
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I took 2 teenagers on Labor Day weekend and we all had a great time. The staff was wonderful and gave us great information, very small crowd and we loved feeding all the animals.

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Thank ramauer
Wichita, Kansas
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As for the zoo itself, it is pretty small, one could spend definitely less than 2 hrs and have leisurely walked and visited the entire zoo, maybe even twice. If you go during the warmer months, be aware there isn't much shade. They do offer unique animal encounters such as feeding lorikeets, camel rides, waking into a kangaroo area and... More 

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Thank sjabara1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best family way to appreciate our wildlife ! As well as very fair pricing their assistance and kindness to Handicapped people has been the best I've experienced , being able to interact with some animals was the best therapy for my daughter and myself !!!! Don't try to fix what isn't broken , all of the animals... More 

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