Navigate along a twisting path, more than a quarter-mile deep into the wilds of Australia and South America. Discover the magnificent cassowary, a giant bird weighing in at 130-pounds and standing up to 5-feet tall. Feeling adventurous? A fifty-foot suspension bridge will take you out of the village atmosphere of Nganda Island and will immerse you in The Downing Gorilla Forest reserve. Watch the gorillas as they forage on the hillside, lounge in the shade and wrestle together.
Discover 2,500 animals of nearly 500 different species all up close and personal. This nationally renowned Zoo has the 17th largest collection in the United States attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually.
Summer Hours (Mar. – Oct.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm
Winter hours (Nov. – Feb.) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
5555 Zoo Blvd., (316) 942-3781
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52 miles west
Kansas Oil Museum
The Kansas Oil Museum is the leading museum dedicated to the discovery and development of the oil industry in Kansas. Enjoy indoor exhibits on farming, ranching and oil; a hand-on children’s area, Texaco Theater and Kansas Oil and Gas Legacy Gallery
Hours of Operation:
Closed Sundays and Holidays
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28 miles Southeast
Located in El Dorado, KS, just 28 miles NW of Beaumont, this 1917 bank building is home to an impressive Western Art collection, including 22 Frederic Remington bronzes and the largest Makk collection in the United States.
C.N. James Trading Post
Located on the lawn of of the historic Butler County Court House, this memorial honors over 1,200 veterans, current armed forces members and those who served on the home front.
Explore the corn maze! Hay Rides! Petting Zoo! And of course, Pumpkins! Fun for the whole family! Located 10 miles N of El Dorado, KS.
Augusta Historic Theatre