Swope Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area, and this includes both Kansas and Missouri! Inside the 1,805 acre park, visitors will find the Starlight Theatre, the Lakeside Nature Center, Equestrian Stables, the tranquil Blue River & Swope Memorial golf courses, a number of picnic areas and a lot more! Moreover, it houses the Kansas City Zoo which features a Tropical Habitat House, the Bird & Carnivore house and a large number of African & American animals. It also has the beautiful Swope Memorial, built in the memory of philanthropist and founder of the park, Thomas Swope. Over the years, a lot of structures have been developed and re-developed in order to enhance its beauty and to increase its use by the general public.
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