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category : Zoos
Sunset Zoo The 52-acre Sunset Zoo is home to 13 endangered species as well as many other rare animals. It features the largest outdoor chimpanzee exhibit in Kansas - Chimpanzees of Tanganyika - along the lush African Forest Trail.

Visit the Bald eagle's Aerie, BATS!, Monkeys Of Kakamega Forest, and the Australian Walkabout where you can come face to face with wallabies and emus.


Admission: $5.50 - 13 years old and up; $3.50 - children 3-12 years old, Free - children under 3
Hours: Open seven days a week, 360 days each year! (Check for COVID changes)
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., April - October
Noon - 5:00 p.m., November
Address: 2333 Oak Street
Phone: 785-587-APES
Our Email: SunsetZoo@cityofmhk.com
Our Website:www.SunsetZoo.com
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

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Sunset Zoo

The 52-acre Sunset Zoo is home to 13 endangered species as well as many other rare animals. It features the largest outdoor chimpanzee exhibit in Kansas - Chimpanzees of Tanganyika - along the lush African Forest Trail. Visit the Bald eagle's Aerie, BATS!

Manhattan, KS Zoos

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