The Kansas City Zoo is the local zoo and somewhere to take children. All little kids love going to the zoo even if the only things they see are a couple of elephants and a monkey. The zoo can be fun to walk around on a day of nice weather and if you are looking for exercise there is plenty to be found. I am disappointed with the quality of the Kansas City Zoo. It has been around a long time and they added the Africa section several years ago, but it still doesn't have a very good feel to it. Some parts of the zoo remain run down and it always seems like exhibits are closed for renovation, but then the renvoations don't look like much. Any restaurant or beverage stand purchase that you make will be quite expensive. If you want a true zoo experience, head to Omaha. The zoo there is truly amazing and deifinitely worth the trip.