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Salina - 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.



Sunday, May 6, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this zoo, especially the museum. I cannot say enough about the museum... In addition, there was a volunteer by the orangutans (etc.) that was knowledgeable and helpful. From talking with some of the other staff members it became clear that this is a great place.

Connie Chavez

Saturday, April 7, 2018
We attended a conference at this facility. The service staff and accommodations for the meeting were great. We really enjoyed walking through the zoo diorama hall at break time. We only wish we could have had an opportunity to visit the animals in the zoo! We plan to go back this summer and take our two granddaughters with us!

Tanya Kirkham

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Was a pretty decent Zoo overall. Had lots of animals the main reason we wanted to go was to see the Tigers for my daughter she even dressed up as a tiger come to find out the Tigers were off of display and she was really upset about that and then a couple of the other animals just look like they were starving to death so skinny I've never seen a lion so skinny in my life. The staff and the gift shop didn't seem to adapt to Children very well my kids kept asking them questions about things that they had there and they were a little bit snotty. Kids ask questions. Other than that we would come back again

Mirroria C

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
the zoo was amazing. It had several animals that I had not seen in awhile. The animals seem to have very natural habitats and several of them had large areas. The museum was fantastic and was way more than I expected. They had several animatronics to help educate the children. Definitely well worth the money.

Jeff Piepho

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Beautiful place. Many animals, and you get close to them! Museum is wonderful too. My kids love it so much we get a membership every year. Two great play areas (one inside, one outside).

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