Sedgwick County Zoo’s New Train Attraction is Open | Hop on the Safari Express

Wichita, Kansas — The Sedgwick County Zoo has added a train to their lineup of attractions and is officially open to the public!

About the Safari Express

The new Martha C. Buford Safari Express at Sedgwick County Zoo is an electric train built locally and will take Zoo attendees on a 1.3-mile journey through the zoo. This special train  trip is offering never-before-seen views from behind the scenes, and is a great attraction option for visitors, little ones, grandparents, and train lovers!

Along the journey, those aboard will hear recordings from SCZ animal care experts and can learn more about the Zoo conservation efforts and how they care for the animals.

Guests can hop on or off the Safari Express at two stations: the Main Station near the front of the Zoo, and the Gorilla Station at Downing Gorilla Forest. Tickets will scan twice, ensuring guests get to take the full journey even if they get off and back on later!


Like Stingray Cove or a Giraffe Feeding, the Safari Express is a new attraction. Zoo guests can ride the Safari Express with an Attraction Ticket:
$4 for Zoo Members
$5 for Non-Members

Go Wild Attraction Pass

The Zoo is also launching its “Go Wild” attraction pass, which allows guests to purchase 5 Attraction Tickets for the price of 4. Attraction Tickets may be redeemed at any of the Zoo’s attractions including Safari Express, Stingray Cove, Giraffe Feeding, and Boat Ride.

The Go Wild pass is $16 for members, $20 for non-members.

Attraction tickets and Go Wild passes may be purchased online, at the gate, or at any operating attraction.

To purchase tickets or find more information, visit:

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