Plan Your Visit to Sunset Zoo

Named Best Zoo in Kansas by Yahoo Travel

Home to over 200 unique animals – from anteaters to wallabies – Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS, offers up-close views of unique animals, including wallabies, leopards, otters, and a jumping, hooting array of primates. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Sunset Zoo is committed to the highest level of animal care and guest experience.

Getting to the Zoo & When You Arrive

Once You're Inside the Park

We are a Hilly Park!

The Flint Hills are certainly reflected in Sunset Zoo's terrain! While beautiful, it does make for steep hills in some areas; please plan accordingly when visiting. The Zoo is wheelchair accessible. However, the inclines near the gibbon exhibit / the entrance to the Asian Trail are steep. Utilize the ADA-accessible pathway at Expedition Asia for better navigation. 

The Kansas Heat is Back!

With the Kansas heat returning, it can get very warm by afternoon. Water fountains are accessible in the gift shop, attached to the concession stand, and in the Nature Exploration Center. Vending machines are available year-round with cold drinks throughout the park. 

All Sunset Zoo animal residents have access to cool dens and may be not viewable at all times. All animals stay cool with access to water, shady areas, misters or filled pools. We encourage guests to visit the zoo in the cooler early morning to when the animals are the most active.

Animal Feedings

Due to USDA and AZA regulations, the bird feeders are no longer accessible until further notice. There are Sulcata Tortoise feedings every Saturday at Sunday from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Wild Wonders Room and Keeper Chats every weekend.