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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.


Luis Loya

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
I grew up with this zoo and even though it's small and there's not much to look at when you've gone so many time, I absolutely love coming back here! Fortunately it's still free too which is convenient for taking kids for an afternoon and then wrapping up at the park that they have inside. And there's still new animals being added! Last time I went, I saw that they added wild horses from Mongolia. They were beautiful, I've always wanted to see them, never thought I would see them here!

Alicia Lopez

Saturday, July 14, 2018
The best low price zoo I have ever been to. The animals seem to have large enclosures that are clean and well maintained, and all the animals look healthy and have spirit. It is on the small side, but I would rather see a small but lovely zoo than one with many poorly kept animals. Will come back!

Tiffany Martin

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
My family and I absolutely loved this zoo. It is very well kept and has a beautiful set up! There's a good variety of animals and it's free for pedestrians.

James Skinner

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Great visit with inlaws. We were not aware of a flea market and car show, which made things more interesting. Due to the heat and humidity, it was understandable the animals were not active. Shade for the rest of us would been a great improvement.

Ruth Eastin

Monday, July 2, 2018
We have a zoo to be very proud of in southwestern Kansas!!! Our zoo compares to zoos in the big cities! If you love a great zoo, you really need to make sure to visit the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, KS. You won't be disappointed!

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