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Rolling Hills Zoo

625 North Hedville Road

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Zoo (formerly Rolling Hills Refuge) west of Salina, Kansas is one of Kansas’ newest zoos. This high quality, medium sized zoo is on 60 acres, adjacent to the Rolling Hills Ranch and the Museum. Try to visit the Rolling Hills Zoo on a sunny Spring or Fall day when most of the animals (particularly the big cats) are active. There are more than 80 species, including apes, rhinos, lions and white tigers. Zoo visitors are encouraged to stop the zoo keepers and ask questions.

 As you enter the Museum at Rolling Hills, you begin to sense something special. It’s just after sunrise, and even before you see the gathering pride of lions, you hear the birds and other sounds of the African plains. Our state-of-the-art animatronic human robots narrate stories of how they weave the thread of their existence into the delicate balance of life. As you move through the varieties of foliage and landscaping, you’ll see and hear the natural environments of each section of our world.

The Museum also features the domed ADM Theater which immerses you in a 360º virtual 3-D movie experience, the Helen L. Graves Hideaway Hollow education center with hands-on interactive ways to explore and learn about the wonderful animals on our planet, and discover what surprises await you in our 2,000 square foot Earl Bane Gallery area. From art shows to robotic bugs, something new and exciting will always be on exhibit in this area. 


Rolling Hills Zoo is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife through participation in conservation programs and by providing fun and interactive educational experiences.


Daniele Keller

Friday, June 8, 2018
Absolutely wonderful family friendly zoo. Visited today (June 8, 2018) with my 21 month old son in tow and had a blast. The zoo was clean and well kept. The staff were around and busy with duties (which is nice to see) and were friendly when interacted with. Some people were complaining about the lack of animal movement but, let’s be real here, it’s summer and we’re hot so they are too. Overall a wonderful trip and experience. If you want to see the animals more active, attend the zoo earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon. Despite the weather, the ostrich, camel, and giraffe feeding opportunities are wonderful.

Arianna Roberts

Monday, June 25, 2018
Very peaceful and cute zoo. Staff was friendly. Animals had large enclosures and the option to go inside whenever they pleased, which was good. Lots of trees and plants. Coming from the city, this place was beautiful and a lot better than the zoo at home. Zoo is very spread out and there is a kid zone with goats as well. Overall a great place for people of all ages to have fun!

Jamie Henry

Monday, July 16, 2018
Great zoo with many animal exhibits to enjoy. We went on a Sunday and nearly had the place to ourselves. Super affordable and easy to get to. They have a tram that can give you the tour and that makes is nice for anyone who may not want to walk the entire zoo.

Ann Engel

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Very nice, clean facility. But this is the second time in a row that I saw hardly any animals. Too hot and the wrong time apparently. Would recommend calling them and asking what is the best time. Still a very nice zoo.

Eric Swenson

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Just the right amount zoo. Everything is layed out eaisly enough to make one big loop and see about everything in an hour and a half if you don't stop to read all the signs. Lots of great information, but when you are going along with two kids age two they don't really want to wait for to read the facts when they could be seeing more animals! :) We had a great time!

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