Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo, Independence

4.4
#9 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kansas
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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For Building Rentals: see http://independenceks.gov/Facilities or call 620-332-2500

For General Park and Zoo Questions: call 620-332-2512

Zoo is open EVERY DAY including all holidays except Christmas Day & New Years Day. Zoo is FREE (donation box located by macaw exhibit)

Park is open EVERY DAY including holidays

Carousel rides are 5 cents

Train rides are 50 cents

Miniature Golf is $2

(donations are accepted at the carousel and train ticket booth)

Park, Zoo, and Cemetery Director: Barb Beurskens

Cemetery Sexton: Jim Bennett

Zoo Supervisor: Katie Southworth
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Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo reviews

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  • Really liked the zoo. Animals were in a good condition. Also the kids enjoyed theirselves in the playground. We will definitely come again. 
    Really liked the zoo. Animals were in a good condition. Also the kids enjoyed theirselves in the playground. We will definitely come again.  more »
  • My grandkids love the monkeys! Easy parking and the park is right next door. Lots of kids playing on the structures. 
    My grandkids love the monkeys! Easy parking and the park is right next door. Lots of kids playing on the structures.  more »
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  • What A Nice Park! Lots of things to do for children or just take a nice stroll. Several animals. There is also a carousel and a small train that are reasonably priced. The veterans memorial was my favorite. It was very informative and up to date. Could easily spend an entire day here.
  • It's a beautiful little place and worth the visit. They have spider monkeys, some swans and ducks, raccoons, a red fox and a few other critters. They have a beautiful butterfly garden that is filled with species I've never seen. The waterways and ponds ate in dire need of cleaning as we seen ample amounts of plastic in the form of bottles and wrappers floating around. Very sad to see. Admission is FREE!

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