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The Dakota Zoo

Arbor Avenue, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58502-0711
701-223-7543
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Bismarck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Corinth, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I was alittle disappointed because I wanted to see the moose and their attraction was empty along with a few more.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Children of all ages will enjoy the zoo. Tigers, bears, alligators, monkeys, Bald Eagles, a petting area, and more. It's good value for money. The petting area is right inside the main gate and it even has food dispensers if your little ones want to feed the goats. There's an indoor area with learning displays where you can practice milking... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had an absolute blast here with our 2 kids (2,4) so much to see. I'd recommend riding the train first to see what you'd like to go to and spend time at. The train doesn't stop but they have a PA system and explain everything and for $2.50 each you can't go wrong. I'd also recommend spending time with... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great weather. My Grandson loved riding on the train & looking at & feeding the animals. Would like to see more exotic animals.

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Green Bay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For me and my two children, be paid $15 to get in. It's very well worth it. Some of the exhibits were under construction, but the lay out was easy to follow. We spent around 3 hrs there. The kids just loved feeding the prairie dogs!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My 4 yr old was disappointed as we walked through the zoo and mostly saw birds and not much else. Maybe we went at the wrong time of the day, but most of the animals were out of sight. It seemed like we did a lot of walking and saw very little. I can see goats and turkeys for free... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hubby had meetings so I checked out the zoo. Not large but lots of great animals and the enclosures were wonderful. So much more than I expected and not crowded at all and it was summer. Well worth a trip to check it out.

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Cornelius
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Well worth the trip. Animals are well kept and the signs very informative. Great for family and friends.

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Madison
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The zoo is a good size especially for Bismarck, ND. The animals have a nice natural grassy habitat and I love the river otter! As with all zoos, the animals seem kind of bored except for the bears who love to eat their watermelon!

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

was hoping to see more different animals and see more kid interaction programs. for a smaller town it was ok. price was good though.

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