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David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

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75 Sodens Rd, Emporia, KS 66801-8702
+1 620-341-4365
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What a GEM!

This is a wonderful little Zoo! The landscaping is very well done, it is probably maintained by... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Richard F
Derby, KS
cute little, free zoo!

This is a nice zoo to walk around and see a few animals. I couldn't help but notice how very clean... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
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75 Sodens Rd, Emporia, KS 66801-8702
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little Zoo! The landscaping is very well done, it is probably maintained by volunteers, so thank you to them. The animals seem to all have nice facilities and are cared for. I was quite chilly the day we visited, but there...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a nice zoo to walk around and see a few animals. I couldn't help but notice how very clean all the animals environments where. These animals were well cared for. The zoo is free to visit and free parking too!

Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This free zoo does not have the most exotic animals around, but it is quite well stocked for a free zoo. There were swans, both white and black, a mountain lion, a cute prairie dog town, and bald eagles, among others. Be sure to check...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 23 August 2017

May be a smaller zoo, but it's beautiful. Lots of animals in a gorgeous setting. While this zoo is free, you can be a friend of the zoo for specials at other zoos. I definitely recommend the David Traylor Zoo beautiful!

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We chanced upon this zoo by a suggestion at the William Allen White House. It is easy to find, free, and has a great collection of animals in a nicely landscaped setting. The enclosures were all very clean and the animals appeared well cared for....More

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Visiting the David Traylor Zoo is an intimate experience. It is small, which allows one to get really close to the animals. It is a great place for very young children because of the size and the layout. The vegetation, especially the flowers, and just...More

Thank kjr66801
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This zoo is a treat. the grounds are charming and well-kept. The animals are obviously loved and well tended. Great way to "bide a while" in the open air. Lovely.

Thank judyonroad
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little zoo. Easy walk as it is 90% paved. Perfect for toddlers and young children. Absolutely stunning foliage and flowers! Great healthy examples of local Midwestern native animals and exotic animals. Fun informative plaques along the shaded walk. Awesome photo ops EVERYWHERE! Get there...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We love the zoo -- it's free, incredible, with a beautiful, easy-to-navigate layout, and it's safe and fun for kids. The flowers and landscaping are as breathtaking as the animal exhibits, if not more so.

Thank Ashlie S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The zoo is much smaller than usual zoo's but it's also in a smaller city that most zoo's. The zoo is free to go to and it is a fun place to visit. They keep the animals in clean enclosures and the animals are very...More

Thank Rae L
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