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The Dakota Zoo

Arbor Avenue, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58502-0711
701-223-7543
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Bismarck
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Dickinson, North Dakota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My friends and I love the zoo here! Never gets boring and it's a great place to walk! They are just adding a new exhibit with monkeys it's great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Dakota Zoo is smaller but very well kept and makes you feel like you are really in the wilderness beings as it is built in the trees next to the Missouri River. We have purchased a season pass which is a great deal since it costs us just as much to go 2x ala carte. There's not very much... More

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Moorhead, MN
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200 reviews 200 reviews
102 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This trip was our second trip out west to The Dakota Zoo. Not a lot has changed in the years since our last trip, but it looks like there are big changes in the works. We love the mile long Wilderness Trail as it allows large naturalistic exhibits for the animals and makes for a great walk. The North American... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This zoo is clean and well kept, it is easy to walk through and has a wide selection of animals. There is a small food shop and a nice gift shop. When my son Was young, we bought season passes and would go 3, 4 times a week in the evening.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Dakota Zoo in Bismarck is a wonderful, smaller, zoo and a great value. They have a wild cat exhibit, bears, wolves, birds of prey, moose, bison, elk, and a fantastic petting zoo. Take the train ride around and then walk back through your favorite areas to look at the animals upclose.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you want to go to a fun old time Zoo, this is the ticket. I have taken my grand kids to the Denver Zoo and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs but they still like the interaction of the Dakota Zoo the best

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had a wonderful time, friendly staff. Very clean, nice set up. Enjoyed the train ride. They are doing a great job expanding the area.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice little quaint zoo. We loved the Bears, Tigers, and the best was the monkeys that looked like Gremlins! It was really nice and had so many animals. I plan to go back when the weather is warmer.

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I am a Bismarck local and I love the zoo! The animals are kept in decent sized cages and I haven't seen any crazily walking in circles. This is a great place to spend an afternoon or somewhere to go for a nice, long walk. I go here several times per year and some of the animals are not available... More

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Hibbing
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited the zoo for the first time in July, and we were impressed with the variety of animals, as well as the reasonable admission price. We will return.

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