January 19, 2007
This is a small zoo but it has one advantage over all other zoos I have been to and that is getting right next to many of the animals. You can walk right through the middle of an Australian exhibit, the prairie dogs and peacocks roam free, and the flamingos are right next to you, there is also a petting zoo for kids with pigs, goats and other various farm animals. There are not many of the larger animals here like elephants and such but the interaction that you get with the animals that are there makes it worth the time, and small amount of money.
There is a lunch area where you can bring your own food or purchase it there as well as several snack stands. The park is very clean and there are several open areas for kids to just roam around. We all had fun just watching my daughter in amazement, and her interaction with a parrot that was apparently talking to her and didn't want her to leave! This can be a bit difficult to find because it is in a residential neighborhood. But it is not far from the high school and there is a big sunset zoo arch entrance to the parking lot, if that is you don't find the peacocks first.
From journal Life on the Plains - A Year in Kansas