The Lee Richardson Zoo is often referred to as an oasis on the plains of Kansas. Home to hundreds of Kansas native and exotic animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo features over fifty beautifully landscaped acres in Garden City, KS.
To Inspire Conservation of Wildlife and Wild Places
The Lee Richardson Zoo is often referred to as an oasis on the plains of Kansas. Home to hundreds of Kansas native and exotic animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo features over fifty beautifully landscaped acres in Garden City, spacious animal exhibits, walking paths, a playground, picnic areas, and shady avenues. Experience elephants, giraffes, lions, bears, birds, primates and many more species from around the world, up close.
Our unique zoo is open year round, free to pedestrians, and vehicles may drive through for just $10 per day. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo supports conservation projects and reproduction of the world's rare and endangered species. The zoo’s Education Division provides a variety of programs (many free of charge) on-site, off-site, and through video conferencing technology. Summer camps, classroom presentations, and special events are just a few ways we share our love of wildlife with others.
At the Lee Richardson Zoo we are passionate about conservation issues and animal welfare. We welcome dialogue with our friends who have chosen to be part of our Facebook community. We love to answer questions and respond to your comments. However, due to our mission and philosophy, there are some things that we will not tolerate on our Facebook page: (1) Material that may be deemed lewd, offensive, libelous, or an ad hominem attack, (2) Material that constitutes political campaigning for a particular political party, candidate for public office, legislation, or referendum, (3) Material that essentially attempts to coopt our Facebook page for purposes that are inconsistent with Lee Richardson Zoo’s mission and activities, including sales promotions, advertisements, invitations, events, petitions, solicitations and other forms of promotion, and (4) Material that is proprietary or confidential or otherwise prohibited from public distribution by law. Lee Richardson Zoo reserves the right to delete material from its Facebook p