Where is it at?

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Sunset Zoo
2333 Oak Street
Manhattan
KS
66502
Tel: 785 587 2737

Directions

From I-70 West Exit 313 to Highway 177 North to Manhattan Keep right and take the Highway 18 loop Right onto Highway 18/Ft. Riley Blvd. about two miles Right onto Westwood Left onto Oak Street From I-70 East Exit 303 to Highway 18/Ft. Riley Blvd. into Manhattan Left onto Westwood Left onto Oak Street

Where are we going today?

Sunset Zoo, located in Manhattan, KS, is opened 360 days a year and is home to over 250 animal species to observe in naturalistic habitats with information boards posted to get the most education from it too.

During summer you can drop in on keeper chats, conservation talks and feedings including chimpanzee, sloth bear and otter.

Brand new to the facility is their unusually constructed Rain Garden: a landscaped showcase of native vegetation from the wet Flint Hills region.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$4
  • Children$2
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Open 7 days per week, 360 days a year. Summer Hours: April through October 9:30am to 5pm. Winter Hou

Teachers corner

Facilities and programming available for school groups..

I'm Hungry!

Concession Stand is open seasonally: Mid March to mid May and mid August to mid November: Open Weekends Only from 11am to 4:30pm. Mid May to mid August: open daily, weekdays 11:30am to 4:30pm and weekends 11am to 4:30pm..

Need a little extra help?

The Zoo is wheelchair accessible, however inclines near the gibbon and tiger exhibits are steep. They are happy to offer golf cart tours of these areas to guests with two-weeks advance notice. .

Can I get one of those?

Zoo Gift Shop open year round..

What people are saying?

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    The Sunset Zoo is very beautiful lots of trees and plants and flowers. There are many opportunities to interact with the animals which I wasn't expecting! There are a smaller amount of animals than I am used, because I am from Omaha, Nebraska and we have one of the largest zoos in the nation(the Henry Doorly Zoo). I was pleasantly surprised though. The small clawed otters were very sweet and fun to watch. The kookaburra and the new bob cat kitten Millie were my personal favorites. We were able to walk around for close to three hours and we...Read More

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    The Sunset Zoo is a really nice small zoo. There aren't a ton of animals to see, but the zoo itself is beautiful to just walk. I spent about 2 hours there just walking, looking at the animals and enjoying myself (great views of Manhattan). I would recommend this for anyone who wants something to do for a nice afternoon out. It won't consume your day but you have the option of going through at your own pace. The admission is very reasonable at only $4 for an adult ticket.

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    First its NOT free but the $4.00 admission fee was fine..there are several animals that walk free which my kids loved! !the concrssion Stand is reasonably priced to. .s few exibits were closed :(

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    Great little zoo to take the kiddos. Visiting from Cali and we loved this zoo.

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    Great little zoo! 4.00 dollar admission but well worth it!

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by Mollie Wagman

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The Sunset Zoo is very beautiful lots of trees and plants and flowers. There are many opportunities to interact with the animals which I wasn't expecting! There are a smaller amount of animals than I am used, because I am from Omaha, Nebraska and we have one of the largest zoos in the nation(the Henry Doorly Zoo). I was pleasantly surprised though. The small clawed otters were very sweet and fun to watch. The kookaburra and the new bob cat kitten Millie were my personal favorites. We were able to walk around for close to three hours and we weren't bored at all. You are able to get very close to the kangaroos as well as the prairie dogs. They have quite a few animals that we do not have at the Henry Doorly Zoo,red pandas, a hyena, maned wolves and chimpanzees!!! It was very quiet and not a lot of people around, we went on a Thursday afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Sunset Zoo! It was clean and the staff was friendly. I highly recommend going to this zoo!

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