Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo, Independence

4.4
#8 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kansas
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 and is FREE (donation box located by macaw exhibit)

Park is open EVERY DAY including holidays

Putt-putt Golf will open APRIL 8th, 2017

Train and Carousel will open APRIL 8th, 2017

Carousel rides are 5 cents

Train rides are 25 cents

Miniature Golf is $1

(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

Parks Supervisor: Rachel Lyon.

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Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo Reviews
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4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This zoo is small in a small town, so temper your expectations with that. That said, it is totally free and has a lot to offer. The zoo has monkeys, emus, bears, mountain lion, ducks, geese, Macaws, m...  more »
  • This is a fantastic place to take your family. It has a playground..golf...train ride..zoo..river next door. Its fantastic.  more »
Google
  • Absolutely love this place. They have a train to ride on. A little golf place. A carousel that takes donations of 5 cents. The park. And the zoo. It's not a very big one but it's a great place to take the kids too, and it ends at a great park for little little kids.
  • I stop by to visit the eagle whenever I'm passing through Independence. I've named her Wanbli,(the Lakota word for eagle). She's such a beautiful bird. I also like seeing the buffalo. For southeastern Kansas this place is a true gem. Way to go Independence.

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