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Review of Sunset Zoo

Sunset Zoo
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Manhattan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It cost only $25 total for my family of seven to get into this zoo, but while we were pleased at the low price, we did find that at this zoo, you do get what you pay for. First of all, we got there 1.5 hours before closing, but were informed at the front gate that they put the animals away half an hour before closing, so we had about an hour. Half of the animals were either hiding, or their exhibits were closed off. Making our way around, we did see a couple of interesting animals, such as a baby gibbon and an anteater, but that was pretty much the best thing we saw. The zoo is very small, and it took us about 45 minutes to see everything, then the kids spent 15 minutes at the playground. I forgot to mention that it was a 90 degree, very humid day. Overall, my experience was not terrible, there were some interesting sights, but this zoo definitely needs improvement and I will probably not return.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

As you enter the winding path to begin your adventure your greeted by a variety of sounds. Admiring each enclosure can sometimes be an eye spy game for the shy animals, but you are rewarded by their beauty once you spot them. I personally enjoy Earth Day at the zoo! The kids enjoy the activities and knowledge gained from every type of interaction. When you hear the calls of roaming peacocks you might just think your in the movie "Up," trying to find Kevin. Please do not try to feed them chocolate or see if they enjoy tennis balls! Make sure to stop by Manhattans hidden gem!

Thank DisneyGirl04
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We expected this to be a small zoo, but we didn't expect for it to be quite as small as it is. We took my toddler on a weekday afternoon with only two hours until closing. Turns out we only needed 45 minutes, and that included getting food at the snack bar and sitting down to eat. Everything just seemed a little run down and sad. As someone who is mildly afraid of birds, it wasn't too much fun having so many peacocks just roaming around either. On the positive side, it was only $5/adult to get in. There are a lot of zoos in this part of Kansas; the next time we'll spend a little more money and time driving to go someplace a bit nicer.

Thank rhodeswelltraveled
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went here for the afternoon with friends and it was more than I expected! Exhibits had all the creatures necessary to keep our group entertained. I loved how the peacocks roamed freely calling to each other.

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We love coming to this zoo so much that we bought memberships for our family and come about once a week. A quiet, small zoo, it nevertheless has chimpanzees (including a baby!), tigers, Amur leopard, and many other animals you would expect in much larger zoos. Almost never crowded except for the occasional theme weekend like Halloween which are a blast. Highly recommend the visit if you are in town!

Thank Ashley P
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