Park Hours

Spring (March 9 – May 24)
Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer (May 25 – Sept 2)

Daily    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays    9:00 am – 8:00 pm***

Fall (Sept 5 – Nov 12)

Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Splash Park – Summer Season

Memorial Day through mid-August

10am to 4pm (tot-time 9:30-10)

Mid-August to Labor Day

Weekdays 11 am – 4 pm, Weekends 10 am – 4pm



***Wild Wednesdays

(Summer Season)

All day buy an adult ticket get a kid’s ticket free

4 pm to 8pm special

$10 entry for basic pass holders

FREE for Silver and Gold pass holders.

For more details click here

when is tanganyika open?

Attention: The Park will be closed on the following dates:
june 15 at 1pm
july 28 at 1pm
all day september 8

Location & Directions

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is located on the West edge of Wichita at:

1000 S. Hawkins Ln. in Goddard, KS.

GPS Update:

Google Maps and Apple Maps are both routing people to our service entrance off 183rd St W.  If you use one of these apps for directions, make sure you go North to Maple St and then head West to Hawkins Ln.  The true Park entrance is at the end of that road.

Food & Dining

Luna's Canteen

Luna's Canteen offers full meal combos with sandwiches, chicken strips, fries or chips, and a variety of other snacks like gourmet pretzels, nachos, etc.  They also have kids meals available.  The beverage selection includes a full range of bottled drinks, juices, and souvenir cups for smoothies like the Tanganyika Twister, coffee-based drinks like the Giraffe-a-Latte and Okapi-ccino to keep you energized,  slushies, and self-service fountain drinks.

thirsty sloth

The Thirsty Sloth provides four local beers on tap and up to four different frozen beverages such as Margaritas, Sangrias, etc.  During the Spring and Fall it is typically only open on the weekends.  During the summer, it will be open daily.

Bring Your Own!

If you don't want to try one of our delicious dining options, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages except for glass containers and alcohol.


Single Stroller






Electric Scooter



Hawkins Estate at Tanganyika

Step into the comfort of this luxurious 5BR home in the very heart of Tanganyika Wildlife Park, allowing you to observe cheetahs from the back deck. Situated in the most interactive zoo in the Midwest, it promises a relaxing retreat surrounded by mesmerizing nature and wildlife

Luxurious design, scenic views, and a rich amenity list will leave you in awe.

Wichita Area Hotels

The Wichita metro area offers a range of convenient hotel options to choose from if you are visiting Tanganyika from out of town or planning to extend your stay overnight.

camp bow wow close to tanganyika wildlife park pet boarding

Pet Boarding

* If your guests decided to do an interview with their dogs at Camp Bow Wow this day is free to them which is a free day of daycare! Camp Bow Wow is conveniently a 5-minute drive from Tanganyika Wildlife Park.