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RAD Zoo (Reptile Amphibian Discovery Zoo)

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Address: 3297 N County Road 45, Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone Number: 888-472-3966
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Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Traveling reptiles and amphibians for child's birthday!

RAD Zoo brought the party to us! Came to granddaughter's house and provided a fascinating, informative look and touch of various reptiles and amphibians. Great variety of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Saint Paul, MN
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Saint Paul, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

RAD Zoo brought the party to us! Came to granddaughter's house and provided a fascinating, informative look and touch of various reptiles and amphibians. Great variety of animals. Gentle explanation of them- their habitats and habits. The children AND adults were captivated!

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Aurora, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited this zoo for the second time while staying in Minnesota (from Chicago). It's about an hour from the twin cities, but totally worth the drive! They were not busy (came in april over spring break) and the animals are cool to look at. We paid the extra few dollars so my daughter, age 6, could hold an alligator.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My daughter Loves RAD zoo! We just had her birthday party here for the second time in 3 years. I love the fact that it keeps kids entertained and out of my house too! So many reptiles, amphibians, fish and even a parrot. Kids have opportunity to touch the animals after the show. For $7 you can have your picture... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been here a few times over the years, and the owners have continuously added new exhibits and updates, making it "new" each visit. Our most recent visit was during the late afternoon and we were lucky enough to see the large snakes being fed. It was such a cool experience! They have a cute gift shop area that... More 

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Rochester, MN
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99 reviews 99 reviews
6 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Saw a brochure for RAD zoo at the Holiday Inn where we were staying...decided to check it out. It is located in an old converted warehouse....does not look like a zoo from the outside. Inside, there is actually a pretty impressive array of reptiles and amphibians. Including a big 70 year old alligator, some big snakes, lots of different kinds... More 

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Owatonna
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had our granddaughters with us and we took them to the Rad Zoo. They had a lot of fun. You not only get to see the reptiles and you get to touch some of the also.

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Hampton, Minnesota
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61 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The kids loved it! Lots to see... more lizards, snakes, toads, turtles and alligators then I can count :) We took grade school boys and they could not run for exhibit to exhibit quick enough. The staff was informative and brought out a snake and alligator for the kids to pet and hold. Inexpensive and fun time for the family.

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Aurora, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited MN and stayed in Eagan. The drive was about an hour but totally worth it! This place has a lot of reptiles, in good shape. The staff is super friendly and we got to see the feedings. My daughter (age 6) thought this place was cool, and we paid the extra $6 for her to hold an alligator... More 

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Riverside, Iowa, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

First, as others have said this looks like a warehouse when you pull up, but don't let that discourage you - it is what is inside that is the real attraction. The exhibits are nicely arranged with very good signage. Even though it looks like things are just set out on a warehouse floor - look past that and see... More 

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The curb appeal on this place could use some work and we were a little unsure if we even had the right place! Once we got in we were glad we came. There were so many different animals to look at and the bonus is feeding time. A lot of attractions have animals but you don't get to see them... More 

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