Rolling Hills Zoo is off I-70 exit 244, then 2 mi. s. to 625 N. Hedville Rd. Situated on 95 acres of Kansas prairie, the zoo features more than 100 species of rare or endangered animals and a museum. Sheltered observation areas permit up-close viewing of animals in natural outdoor settings.
The zoo’s collection includes such endangered species as greater one-horned and white rhinoceroses, tigers, orangutans and Amur leopards. An indoor reptile house features a variety of reptiles and amphibians. A children’s area allows hands-on interaction with domestic animals. Narrated tram rides operate seasonally.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Museum and zoo $12.50; $11.50 (ages 65+); $6 (ages 3-12). Seasonal tram rides or giraffe feeding $3.
Save 10% off standard gate admission to the zoo and museum.
Hours: Daily 8-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; 9-5, mid-Mar. through day before Memorial Day weekend and day after Labor Day-Thanksgiving weekend; 9-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.