Relive your Childhood at the Kansas City Zoo

Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn is a family oriented place. And what do families really like? Seeing animals. The best place to see them on your resort vacation is at the Kansas City Zoo!

Remember going to the zoo as a kid? Maybe you even took a date there. You kids will enjoy it as much as you did, especially with the animal groupings you can see at the Kansas City Zoo


Here is just a taste of the animals at this fascinating zoo: the bat-eared fox, the Asian small-clawed otter, a black swan, a blue poison dart frog (a very striking blue), a cheetah, a rhinoceros, the green tree python, meerkats, a hippopotamus, an ostrich and many more species. It is a cornucopia of our fellow creatures sharing the earth.

Daily Fun and Education

Every day the show features zookeeper chats, animal shows and zoo rides. The animal shows include a sea lion splash, wings of wonder and animal adventures.

The zoo rides include an African sky safari, endangered species carousel, a train and a boat ride offering a scenic cruise along the African plains.

The Kansas City Zoo is just one of the great attractions near our resorts. There is a lot to do in the area and a lot to do here!

The Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn is near Kansas City in Platte City, Missouri. We are only 23 miles or so from the Kansas City Zoo. We have 153 RV Sites, 6 Tent Sites and Our resort is an all ages, pet’s welcome lake retreat with a pizza parlor and pool! Book a cabin, house, suite, tent or RV site today at and plan your next gathering with us…you will look like a hero to your group!