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Prairie Dog Town

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Address: Oakley, KS
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+1 785-672-3100

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Road Side America!

We were traveling out west and came upon this in Oakley, Kansas on August 1st, 2014. I've been reading the reviews and the people who have written terrible reviews need to lighten... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2014
Richard B
Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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Bowling Green
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Our visit was actually in 2009. If we had not been on a motorcycle, and in our van instead, we would have left taking the donkey with us. The hooves on the poor animal were grown out to the point that I doubt it could barely take a few steps at a time. It was standing next to a barn... More 

1 Thank Lisa B
Frisco, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

As stated elsewhere in these reviews, PDT is closed! The dogs have left the building and all that remains is PD Ghost Town. TA needs to remove this listing. I gave it 5 stars so that it may be posted first, so others do not go out of their way to see something that is no longer there.

13 Thank Jim_Dianne47
London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

While traveling down the Interstate during a long road trip with two kids, my wife and I saw the signs to this self proclaimed "zoo". The signs of a 5 legged cow and the world's largest prairie dog sucked us in. We could not say no, we had to stop. While many of the "exhibits" were underwhelming the bizarre nature... More 

3 Thank kenster99
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

I have been here a few times. When traveling between Colorado and Kansas it is a cool place to stop and stretch your legs. The animals are really cool to look at too! the Donkey likes to follow my daughter around! lol But they have some really cool and unusual things to see! And the gift shop is full of... More 

Thank Shari K
Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We were traveling out west and came upon this in Oakley, Kansas on August 1st, 2014. I've been reading the reviews and the people who have written terrible reviews need to lighten up! This place was not advertising a spectacular event! It reminded me of road side shows when people traveled years ago! The worlds largest Prairie Dog is made... More 

2 Thank Richard B
Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Horrid. The older gentleman at the counter was nice enough and loved to tell stories, but I don't even know where to begin on this place. PRICEY: 2 adults and 2 kids= almost $33. I should have known what we were getting in to when we were first told to "look in that brown box"-- at least 20 rattle snakes,... More 

8 Thank Laurel C
St. Marys, Georgia
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82 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Prairie Dog Town has been around forever. I remember going there as a child. The kids loved it. The prairie dogs run loose around the grounds, and are quite a sight to see. There's a 6 legged cow. They have a great rattlesnake pit, and numerous other animals in the yard. It's quite inexpensive to go, but do not expect... More 

1 Thank Alaina1024
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I am literally sitting outside PDT right this second wiring this review from our vehicle. My boyfriend and I didn't even realize where we were stopping, we just wanted a potty break for our dog and we stumbled upon PDT. We drove around the parking lot and the owner, elderly man, stood in the doorway staring at us all but... More 

4 Thank jcragen
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The pens for some of the animals look less than comfortable, and they certainly don't have much of a life, but it's the same in a lot of zoos. At $8 the price was reasonable for an hour or so of walking around this place. We fed the donkeys, goats and sheep, rabbits and birds - and prairie dogs, of... More 

3 Thank Diane K
Lafayette, Indiana
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

On our way back from colorado we saw the signs all over the place on 70. Ok so we had been driving forever. Needed a break from driving. We stopped here. First of all everything that I saw online said $8 per person. I paid 50$ for 5 of us. And when I told the lady that the price online... More 

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