It's difficult to see a wild animal every day because their natural burrows, deep within the walls of post offices, are lined with toxic packing peanuts. Glimpse critters' more pleasant hideaways with today's Groupon: for $6, you get an admission pass to Sedgwick County Zoo (up to an $11.50 value). TripAdvisor named Sedgwick County Zoo the number-one outdoor attraction in the area, with more than 15 million visitors since it opened in 1971.
The approximately 247-acre wilderness zoo houses more than 2,500 animals from nearly 400 different species, including gorillas, penguins, bears, tigers, and elephants. Stop by the orangutan and chimp habitat, or walk down a seashell-strewn path to the penguin cove, which includes a 52-foot-long underwater viewing area for watching Humboldt penguins glide gracefully through the water in search of sealed Tootsie Rolls. Sedgwick County Zoo's continually evolving exhibits showcase cuddlesome creatures from diverse regions including Asia, Africa, and South America.
Travel the world and cross the animal kingdom while walking, or take the free tram. Sedgwick County Zoo is a wondrous wrigglebin for kids since there are children's farms with domestic critters. If it's been years since you spent a day watching zoo animals watch sunsets that they think are filled with bats but are actually specs on their spectacles, you might not have seen Sedgwick County Zoo's new tiger exhibit. The zoo also frequently holds special events.
- The zoo was great, we spent the majority of the day there. There was lots of shade and a good variety of animals. – OkieOSUFamily, TripAdvisor
- ...SCZ has a great balance and variety of things to see. The layout of this zoo is one of the best as there is easy walking distance from exhibit to exhibit. – ZooBuff, Yahoo! Travel
- Great exhibits; especially the lion and gorrilla [sic] exhibits. The petting zoo is always a favorite. – Christy K., Insider Pages