Zoos in Lake Ozark

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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...
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
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!
Kansas City Zoo
(116 Miles)
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.
Chesterfield
The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a better understanding and increased awareness of our natural world. This facility presents an unparalleled opportunity to impact science and natural histo...
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...
St Louis Zoo
(131 Miles)
St Louis
he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to establish a zoological park. Sure enough, local prid...
World Aquarium
(135 Miles)
St. Louis
Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two headed snakes and two-headed turtles. You can feed stingrays, pet a shark, get a fish manicure, or...
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.
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.
Cape Girardeau
Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Visitors can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals. You'll also find a petting zoo, gift shop, picnic shelter, and snack shack. ...
Topeka Zoo
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(177 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
(192 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.
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
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...
Greenbrier
At Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, we are implementing a sensible and effective strategy for preserving and expanding the number of elephants throughout the world. We are caring for a group of genetically different elephants so that we can ...
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...
Broken Arrow
We (animal lovers) are a species very distinct from all others.A species that is compelled to help all of Gods' creatures to survive and live a fulfilled joyous life. Safari's Sanctuary in Broken Arrow was founded in 1995 to do just that. We rescu...
Sunset Zoo
(224 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.
Tulsa
The Nature Center is a wonderful place to encounter the wildlife of the Tulsa area. Oxley Nature Center's 804 acres support a diversity of habitats along the south bank of Bird Creek. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for t...
Tulsa
1500 animals representing 436 species on 78 acres.The Tulsa Zoo offers a variety of weekly scheduled activities, ranging from live animal presentations, to train rides! Click the link below to view our activiites calendar and join us for live animal ...
Scovill Zoo
(230 Miles)
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
Blank Park Zoo
(235 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.
Jenks
More than 200 exhibits are housed in the Oklahoma Aquarium, featuring thousands of salt and fresh water species and also mammals. In addition to the animals, the Aquarium is also home to the Great Hall, available for after-hours events, the Karl and ...
Glen Oak Zoo
(239 Miles)
Peoria
The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.
Little Rock Zoo
(239 Miles)
Little Rock
The wildest classroom in town, and it's a fun place just to monkey around. e Rock with kids.
Miller Park Zoo
(251 Miles)
Bloomington
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
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 ...
Niabi Zoo
(253 Miles)
Coal Valley
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.
Hot Springs
Arkansas' largest fish and reptiles exhibit. Great for school and other groups. Open year-round. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Arkansas
Hot Springs
Pet a real alligator or visit our petting zoo with white tail deer and pygmy goats.Mini museum and many animals from around the world!
Alamo
An animal filled 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, including a petting zoo with a giraffe in!
Memphis Zoo
(257 Miles)
Memphis
The Zoo of tomorrow begins today. Together we are building one of the world's great zoos! Our friendly staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educ...
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...
The Insect Zoo
(270 Miles)
Ames
The Insect Zoo in Iowa State University\'s Department of Entomology is an outreach program developed to foster an appreciation of insects found in Iowa and throughout the world. Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropod...
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.
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.
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.
Evansville
Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!
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.
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...
The Dakota Zoo
(305 Miles)
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
Oklahoma City
Here are just a few of the domestic pigeons being bred all over the U.S.A. and the World! Beautiful and interesting aren't they?
Oklahoma City
Adventure awaits at the Oklahoma Zoo, Oklahoma’s #1 attraction and the third-ranked family-friendly zoo in the country!
Summerfield Zoo
(342 Miles)
Boone
Has everything from Alligators to Zebra! Located just a few minutes outside of Rockford and provide family fun, entertainment, and education. Please note the limited opening details.
Lafayette
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
Tupelo
It's the ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE! And it is ONLY at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma
Kline Creek Farm
(346 Miles)
West Chicago
Step back in time and experience what life was like on a DuPage County Farm in the 1890s, with historically-costumed interpreters operating this living-history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. There is always something to see, do and ...
Cosley Zoo
(349 Miles)
Wheaton
Maintains 20 exhibits, housing more than 200 animals that represent more than 70 species. Visitors can enjoy watching the activities of the curious red fox, playful raccoons, intriguing turkey vultures, adorable goats and much more. Free for under 17...

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