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A 10-acre, self-guided, walk-through petting zoo with hundreds of exotic animals from all over the world. Feed is available for an additional charge.
We have camels; several species of antelope; several species of deer; Rheas; American Bison; peafowl; Moluccan cockatoo; goats; rabbits; pigeons; Silkie chickens; crested ducks; mute swans; Jacob's sheep; pythons; boas; Colubrid snakes; water turtles; tortoises; tarantulas; and many other creatures.
There is a bouncy house and an arrowhead hunting-ground that is free for the kids. Stroll across the 45-foot bridge, over a large pond, while feeding the koi and mute swans.
Admission: $5; younger than 3, free. We offer camel and pony rides for $5 per rider.
Dickerson Park Zoo’s 55 acres are home to hundreds of animals, representing habitats in Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia and Missouri. Favorites include Asian elephants, tigers, giraffes and river otters.
Stand eye-to-eye with giraffes on an elevated feeding/viewing deck; crackers can be purchased to feed these magnificent animals.
The Diversity of Life exhibits showcase reptiles and amphibians from around the world that share common types of habitats.
Tickets: $8; ages 60+ and 3-12, $5.
There is always a new adventure at the Kansas City Zoo. This is one of the top zoos in the United States. The 202-acre zoo, housing more than 1,100 animals from around the world, is located in Swope Park.
The zoo boasts some of the best African, kangaroo and chimp exhibits in America. Our polar bears, Nikita and Berlin, love their home in Polar Bear Passage. The “must-see” world-class Penguin Exhibit, home to four species of penguins, is slated to open in late October.
See our website for events, special packages, ticket prices and other details. (Reduced hours, Labor Day-Memorial Day.)
The zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and January 1.
Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from alligators to zebras. Perched on the banks of a slow-moving creek, this is not your typical zoo. You can get up close and personal with more than 50 species of exotic animals. Visitors are offered a unique experience as they walk through the main barn, petting zoo, and park grounds.
Facilities include benches for animal watching; a gift shop; a picnic shelter; and a snack shack. Bring the family and have a picnic alongside our animal friends.
Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day; open weekends only April-May and September-October. Christmas at the Zoo in November and December. Group tours and private parties are available daily, April-October, with reservations.
Come experience a wild adventure at Lazy L Safari Park as you — Take a Walk on the Wild Side.
Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world. Our four mile drive-thru and petting zoo feature more than 50 species and 500 animals, including: monkeys; camels; kangaroos; zebra; large reptiles; tropical birds; antelope; deer; and bison among other animals.
For a one-on-one experience, try our personal tours (advanced booking is required); sure to be a safari you’ll never forget.
We are open every day. You can feed the animals throughout the; feed is available (additional charge). Check our website for special bottle-feeding times.
Located 45-minutes southwest of Branson.
Admission: $15; age 65+, $12; ages 2-12, $10; family rates offered.
This world renowned, 90-acre zoo is home to more than 18,000 exotic animals; many are rare and endangered.
The Penguin and Puffin Coast exhibit offers an underwater view of these oceanic birds.
The Sea Lion Sound exhibit combines the popular Sea Lion Basin and Sea Lion Show in a 1.5-acre new exhibit right in the heart of the Zoo. For the first time anywhere in North America, visitors can walk through an underwater tunnel into the sea lions' habitat to see the animals swimming all around them.
General admission is free. There are fees for some special attractions.
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Check the website to verify hours during holiday periods.
This petting zoo is not just for kids; we offer something for everyone. This is the only place in the Lake of the Ozarks area where you can ride a Clydesdale.Lots of shaded picnic areas.
We have a heated barn which is perfect for private events. We offer wedding packages.
Off Lake Road 5-24, near Laurie.
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Check the website to verify hours during holiday periods.
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