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Sedgwick County Zoo

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Closed Now: 08:30 - 17:00
Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Best zoo in the country!!

Definitely the best zoo in the country, in my opinion! We bring our niece's and nephew's there as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
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A Wichita Gem

This zoo started as a petting zoo and now has become a premier zoo in the Midwest! The African... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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To inspire discovery, appreciation, and respect for animals and nature.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212-1643
+1 316-660-9453
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely the best zoo in the country, in my opinion! We bring our niece's and nephew's there as much as we can!! Great place to spend the day!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo started as a petting zoo and now has become a premier zoo in the Midwest! The African exhibit is amazing. There is plenty of space for the animals to roam. Most areas recreate a habitat that is very similar to the animals natural...More

Thank Debora K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy the Sedgwick county zoo. It is just getting better and better. I'm glad it keeps improving because it's always to the betterment of the animals. Happy, healthy animals make for happy visitors and many return visits!!

Thank kkay060569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic zoo, very interactive and not crowded. Our 2 yo loved it! We went when the leaves were turning during fall, and it was gorgeous. Highly recommend!

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many people don't realize this zoo was the pattern for the San Diego zoo. Wichita was the first in the country to design a "real terrain" zoo and it constantly works to stay cutting edge. I highly recommend you visit whenever you're in town.

Thank 749sierras
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this zoo a few times in the last couple of years but it still needs improvements in other areas! Yes they made some improvements to the African Side but that’s about all.They need to focus on Reptiles cause it’s boring.You walk...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a remarkable place, always improving and expanding; real treasure for Kansas, located in Wichita. There is so much to do and see, the tropical rain forest and all its animals, the apes, the gorillas in their new habitat, the elephants with their...More

Thank oz672
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this zoo so many animals and there cages were good sized perfect for families. It is the best zoo ever. Make sure you see the Lions, Wolves, Caracals, Elephants, and Pronghorns.

Thank Paradise640470
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We have a membership and try to go a few times a month. My kids love it! Great variety of animals that are easy to get too. Not overly spread out, but I still feel like the animals have good space.

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have been to a few zoos across the country. This zoo in the middle of Kansas is one of the best. The lay out of the zoo is well planned. The animals are well taken care of. Everything is easily accessible. The staff are...More

Thank ProfRaptor
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Nichole L
2 June 2018|
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Response from Deanna H | Reviewed this property |
It is a large zoo. It would be an all day adventure. You can bring a cooler and lunch to avoid paying priced at zoo. It's a wonderful zoo.
12 September 2016|
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Response from SedgCoZoo | Property representative |
Our Senior Admission (62 and older) is $11.95 plus tax. Regular adult admission is $14.95.
18 June 2016|
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Response from T W A | Reviewed this property |
There is a tram that runs the outside circuit of the zoo and drops off, and picks up passengers every half hour at the tram stops. It does not go into the various exhibits like the Australian Outback or the Elephant... More