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Topeka Zoological Park

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635 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS 66606-2066
+1 785-368-9180
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Sweet Little Zoo

Its a smaller zoo but the staff really takes great care of the park and the animals. They do a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda S
Great option to spend an afternoon

Nothing fancy, but a great way to spend the afternoon in Topeka. Very easy to get around and nice... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
paul m
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Continuously updating and expanding its exhibits, this small but nationally recognized zoo features nearly 400 animals, a tropical rain forest, children's zoo, carousel and train that circles the park.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“nice zoo” (19 reviews)
“smaller zoo” (10 reviews)
“black beans” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION
635 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS 66606-2066
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+1 785-368-9180
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"nice zoo"
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"smaller zoo"
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"black beans"
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"tropical rainforest"
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"small town"
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"small kids"
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"few hours"
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"under construction"
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"gift shop"
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"giraffes"
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"zoos"
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"tiger"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a smaller zoo but the staff really takes great care of the park and the animals. They do a lot of educational activities and work to make a great experience. We loved the Rainforest. My son loved getting close to all the birds and...More

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nothing fancy, but a great way to spend the afternoon in Topeka. Very easy to get around and nice to see such beautiful creatures!

Thank paul m
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We enjoyed the zoo very much. There is a good variety of animals. They are doing some work in a couple of areas though. Since it's a smaller zoo, you feel closer to the animals. Our 3 grandsons had a great time. Cost is very...More

1  Thank W B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I did not like it. It was small and the animals seemed under nourished and several exhibits was closed at the time. For the capitol of Kansas I thought it would be a big zoo with lots of animals but I was sorely mistaken.

Thank eagle060101
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This small zoo is a gem. Though showing signs of age with signage, there is good animal variety and care of the animals is evident. New area due for completion in fall 2018. Cannot comment on the food service because we did not use it....More

Thank bib222
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Disappointed that they closed early without warning for a beer fest. We had family travel from all over & we drove up there to find out that they closed early? Wow!

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Thank Mai S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We stopped at this zoo in May. It was late in the day but i asked when we bought our tickets if we were too late to enjoy (2:30 PM and zoo closes at 5:00). She said absolutely not. We saw a hippo, 2 giraffes,...More

1  Thank 624frequenttraveler
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Topeka Zoo before, it is small but pleasant. Currently it is having some growing pains and not all of the exhibits are fully available as they expand and improve. Not a problem. I do want to say that one thing...More

2  Thank Samantha R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

It was fantastic, just like we were told it would be, and mommies got in free, that was a nice addition!

Thank Amber M
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The zoo was extremely small and the cost was not worth what you seen. I found the place to have little animals and even less interaction for kids. After about 20 min of being at the zoo we had already seen all the animals and...More

2  Thank perkins318595
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