A Walk on the Wild Side
Meet exotic animals nose to nose on one of these adventures:
See tigers up close and personal!
Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center 3783 K68 Hwy. Louisburg, KS 66053 913.837.5515 www.saveoursiberians.org
Take a walk on the wild side with these prehistoric creatures at Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America (running until Jan. 2). Hurry before this exhibit runs extinct!
Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64801 816.460.2020 www.unionstation.org/dinosaurs-revealed
Feed bison and elk—don’t forget to bring your own carrots!
Native Hooved Animal Enclosure Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.503.4800 www.makeyourdayhere.com/230/Native-Hooved-Animal-Enclosure
Meet Badonkadonk, the dwarf donkey and the rest of his barnyard pals!
Johnson Farms 17701 Holmes Rd. Belton, MO 64102 816.331.1067 www.johnsonfarms.net
Here, fishy fishy! View an array of freshwater fish swimming in floor-to-ceiling tanks.
Bass Pro Shops 18001 Bass Pro Dr. Independence, MO 64055 816.795.4300 and Bass Pro Shops 12051 Bass Pro Dr. Olathe, KS 66061 913.254.5200 www.basspro.com
Hop aboard a stagecoach ride and feel some real horsepower!
Mahaffie Farmstead 1200 E. Kansas City Rd. Olathe, KS 66061 913.971.5111www.mahaffie.org
Check out sheep up close and personal! Tour the farm, enjoy a cheese tasting or schedule a farm-to-table dinner.
Green Dirt Farms 1099 Welt St. Weston, MO 64098 816.386.2156 www.greendirtfarm.com
Chickens strut their stuff at Shawnee Town 1929. View a variety of hens or purchase their equally colorful eggs on site.
Shawnee Town 1929 11501 W. 57th St. Shawnee, KS 66203 913.248.2360 www.shawneetown.org
Red bellied woodpeckers are known to stop for a snack on these trails.
Burr Oaks Nature Center 1401 NW Park Rd. Blue Springs, MO 64015 816.228.3766 www.nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/burr-oak-woods-ca
Pet an alpaca and take home a beautiful alpaca fiber product to remember your visit.
Timber View Farms 14713 W. 311th St. Paola, KS 66071 509.750.7401 www.timberviewfarmalpacas.com
Sea stars aren’t just for viewing. Feel them in this interactive rockpool exhibit.
Sea Life 2475 Grand Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.471.4386 www.visitsealife.com/kansas-city
Dip your hand into the new Stingray Bay touch tank to feel just how slippery a cownose ray and a southern stingray really are!
KC Zoo 6800 Zoo Dr. Kansas City, MO 64132 816.595.1234 www.kansascityzoo.org
Lauren Greenlee is an Olathe mom with three wild boys who love adventures spotting wild animals.