Zoos in Kansas City

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Kansas City
Kansas City Zoo - Looking for wild family fun? See our tigers roar, cheetahs run, and polar bears flip. Each day is a new adventure. Marvel at more than 1,000 exotic animals featured in indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Topeka Zoo
(1)
(62 Miles)
Topeka
Start your adventure in our wonderful Zoo and enjoy the best family place in Topeka. As you enter the zoo your passport to adventure will take you on a journey to innovate animal exhibits such as Discovering Apes, the Tropical Rain Forest, Lion's ...
Emporia Zoo
(99 Miles)
Emporia
Kids will love getting up close with the many species of animals in the Kansas zoo, with a blend of native and exotic birds and animals housed in an area with beautiful landscaping and horticultural features.
Sunset Zoo
(108 Miles)
Manhattan
Home to over 250 animal species. During summer you can drop in on keeper chats, conservation talks and feedings including chimpanzee, sloth bear and otter.
Abilene
You will be greeted by our resident greyhounds, both retired racers. These greyhounds only chase after your heart and affection. Meeting a greyhound close up and personal will prepare you for an experiance like no other. Walk through a story book of ...
Springfield
Take a walk on the wild side at Dickerson Park Zoo. The zoo, located in Springfield, Missouri, is home to more than 500 animals representing 170 species. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Missouri
Strafford
You can drive your own vehicle (or take the complimentary bus tour- seasonal) thru our Drive-Thru safari and get to experience hand feeding the animals. On the safari the exotic animals will literally come up to your car and eat right out of the palm...
Gretna
All of the various species on display in both the aquarium and large terrarium are either native to Nebraska or have been successfully introduced here. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Lincoln for kids.
Lincoln
Come and visit more than 300 animals, all from a child's eye view! The Zoo consists of 19 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Lincoln.
Caney
We believe that animals belong in their natural habitats. Unfortunately, their natural habitats are quickly being destroyed and many animals are losing the opportunity to have full and happy lives. We think that much of this void can be filled with...
Omaha
Step into the rainforests, deserts, wander through an ocean and more all through total immersion exhibits like the Lied Jungle, Scott Aquarium or the Desert Dome.
Salina
Here you can get face-to-face with a rare white camel, an Indian rhino, a curious orangutan, an ornery aardvark or many of the other animals of the 100+ species of wildlife at home in our zoo. Great care has been taken to provide our animals spacious...
Blank Park Zoo
(175 Miles)
Des Moines
The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Des Moines for kids.
Wichita
The Zoo has seen steady progress through the past three decades with major exhibits opening every few years. The Jungle in 1977, The South American Pampas and Australian Outback exhibits in 1980 and the Apes and Man Building in 1982 were a few of the...
Branson
Branson's Newest and Wildest Animal Adventure is opening this Spring! We will be featuring many fun and exciting exhibits unlike anywhere else! Get up close and personal with your favorite animals from around the world!
Eagle Rock
Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world! Over 500 animals and 58+ species ranging from monkeys to kangaroos, large retptiles to cats in our drive thru and petting zoo/walk thru too! Open Everyday. Check for Bottle Feed...
Bartlesville
Hidden away in the rugged Osage Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma, Woolaroc was established in 1925 as the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. The ranch is a 3,700 acre wildlife preserve, home to many species of native and exotic wildlife, such as b...
Goddard
You may find yourself face to face with a kangaroo, have a giraffe eating out of your hand, or look up to a ring tailed lemur on your shoulder! Highly interactive encounters with some of natures most exotic creatures.
Gentry
Wild Wilderness is a family park/zoo located in Gentry, Arkansas. There are over 85 different species of exotic animals placed on a beautiful 180-acre natural landscape with a 19 acre lake and several large ponds.
Eureka Springs
is a licensed safe haven mainly for big cats, with up close habitat viewing points, Education Station, and the exciting feeding time in the evening, which you may come back for free of charge.
Worlds Of Fun
(1)
(7 Miles)
Kansas City
Oceans of Fun!From the six world-class coasters to one of the largest collections of water attractions in the country. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Kansas City for kids
Tipton
More than 30 rides, an extensive water park, go-karts, a beautiful miniature golf course and America's Best Amusement Park Food
Fun Plex
(164 Miles)
Omaha
Fun for the whole family, including; the slick track, bumper boats, bumper cars, and go-gator kiddie coaster and the waterpark. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Omaha for kids.
Branson
One of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Travel back in time to the simplicity of 1880s America, and enjoy the best in Branson entertainment. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Altoona
Located on the northeast corner of the Des Moines metro area you'll find one of the nicest family resorts in the Midwest. Adventureland provides fun and entertainment to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Adventureland Park, Adventureland I...
Oceans of Fun
(7 Miles)
Kansas City
With over 60-acres of drenching slides and water attractions - from 18 water slides to water attractions just for kids, there is a way for everyone to cool off! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in M...
Kansas City
Astounding water park with vast range of epic level fun from thrill rides and to kiddie zones, plus the tallest water slide in the world open here soon!
Overland Park
The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.
Emporia
Cool down at the Jones Aquatic Center in Emporia! Open seasonally May to August, kids can splash about and play all day!
Linn Creek
The biggest, fastest, funnest, safest, cleanest, number one-en-est family fun at the Lake of the Ozarks! For any age, for anybody, Big Surf Waterpark has a variety of rides and attractions! The only thing missing is you!
Beatrice
Swimming and outdoor recreation. Including a 9,000-sq-ft, zero-depth pool, youth pool with fountain bubbler and toys, 124-ft loop waterslide, 8-ft-wide river slide, two diving boards, shade structures, sand volleyball courts, bathhouse and concession...
Lincoln
Main leisure pool area with 2 water slides, plus smaller kids' section with play fountains and water jungle gym. Sandy beach for play and adventure playground too.
Hastings
Wave pool, lazy river, leisure pool, waterslides, interactive water play area for young children and concessions. Open summer months. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebraska
Omaha
A water and amusement park which includes wave pools, kids' pool, waterslides, go-cart track, tilt-a-whirl, bumper boats and cars, miniature golf, and batting cages.
Ottumwa
The Beach Ottumwa is a beautiful indoor / outdoor waterpark located in Ottumwa Iowa. The facility encompasses 13 acres and over a million gallons of safe family fun.
Derby
A splashing day out to cool off in those summer days
White Water
(184 Miles)
Branson
White Water fun at Branson's only outdoor water park! Kids and their families can spend the day enjoying very cool water rides & attractions!
Hutchinson
The Splash features four pools including slides, diving boards, zero depth entry pool, and splash toys. Available for birthdays and party/special event rentals!
Hannibal
The Mark Twain has been a unique feature on the Hannibal riverfront for more than twenty years. We strive to offer visitors and residents of Hannibal a uniquely authentic riverboat experience on the "Mighty Mississippi".
Saddlebrooke
A beautiful sanctuary near Branson, Missouri where kids can get right up close to some incredible tigers and learn all about their environment, and nature as these tigers are protected in a safe, stress free environment.
Ride the Ducks
(184 Miles)
Branson
Experience Branson sightseeing fun from a duck\\\'s eye view on Branson\\\'s only duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Now Ride The Ducks has 2 fun-filled Branson Adventures. Our Classic Table Rock Lake Sightseeing Advent...
Eureka Springs
It's fun. It's exciting. It's educational, too! Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car.See our 1940-era diesel locomotive in operation or view our stationary steam locomotive ...
Kansas city
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is a LEGO® based, indoor family attraction, based in Kansas City’s Crown Center shopping and entertainment mal. The attraction is best suited to children aged 3-12 years and a typical visit takes around 2 -3...
Air Zone
(9 Miles)
Kansas City
Kids ages 2 - 12 will go wild for four awesome inflatables including a giant slide, two obstacle courses and jousting coliseum. They will have an unforgettable time running, jumping, sliding and playing in their own inflatable playground. Children ag...
Shawnee Mission
Exciting physical adventure play with a multi storey structure and modern versions of all the classic from slick slides to deep ball pools.
Emerald City
(12 Miles)
Overland park
Gymnastics, Open Play, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Private Events, and more!
Shawnee
Indoor bowling center and funzone.
Paradise Park
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(16 Miles)
Lee s Summit
Paradise Park is a family entertainment center that offers a unique mix of attractions: go karts, jr. go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper cars, rock climbing, game room and foam factory.
Incredibowl
(18 Miles)
Stanley
INCRED-A-BOWL is a one-of-a-kind, 65,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment center. Its definitely not your typical bowling alley. Above all, it is truly a family fun center, just the way former Royals pitcher Danny Jackson and his wife and ...
I49 Fun Center
(19 Miles)
Belton
A fun and bouncy indoor inflatable playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides and inflatable obstacle courses, as well a toddler area.

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