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Garden City - Lee Richardson Zoo

312 East Finnup Drive

The Lee Richardson Zoo is often referred to as an oasis on the plains of Kansas.  Home to hundreds of Kansas native and exotic animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo features over fifty beautifully landscaped acres in Garden City, spacious animal exhibits, walking paths, a playground, picnic areas, and shady avenues.  Experience elephants, giraffes, lions, bears, birds, primates and many more species from around the world, up close.


Jason Asebedo

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Spent the. Mid morning. At the zoo. It was a nice day. . it was spring break for the kids. And was glad to see all. The parents that was able to spend time with their kids. As well as the zoo keepers. Cant wait to see. The zoo in the summer. Some of the exhibits where close due to the cold still

Jason Spano

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
This is the best free zoo we have ever been to. It is even more enjoyable then some of the for-fee zoos. If you are in the neighborhood, we highly recommend it!

Lady Ghost hunter

Monday, March 26, 2018
Like this place, learned a valuable lesson here 35 yrs. Ago. Don't ignore the no dogs allowed signs. The lions see them as prey. Very scary ordeal being chased by a hungry lion. Silly things 18 year Olds do....

DJ Roggie Rodge Live

Monday, March 12, 2018
This is a FREE ZOO! It's both walk thru and drive thru which I really like because seniors, handicap, families with babies, it people with pets in their card can just drive around inside the zoo.....pull over and see the animals, and even pull right up to the restrooms, or grab a soda along the way at one of the soda machines. Restrooms are handicap accessible and very clean. Afterwards have your swimsuits and plan to swim in massive outdoor pool or visit the museum located at the main entrance of the zoo.....nice museum ( don't have public restroom inside the museum).

Aaron Herbel

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017
Nice free zoo. It's free if you walk through. It costs $10 per vehicle to drive around and see the animals from your own vehicle. Nice park nearby. The best animal exhibits were the giraffe and rhino. "Wild Asia" exhibit was also interesting.

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