We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dakota Zoo

Arbor Avenue, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58502-0711
701-223-7543
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Bismarck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
24 visitor photos
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    52
    37
    10
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Spent a pleasant afternoon exploring this quaint little zoo, Not expensive to visit, take your time wandering around the many exhibits.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The animals seem happier at this zoo. The Bismarck Zoo is a small zoo that has clearly gone to a great deal of effort and expense to make the animals as happy as possible. The habitats are nicer, more interesting, larger and more natural looking than they are in so many other zoos. I often have a bit of a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bismarck, North Dakota
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I like the Dakota Zoo for my young kids there is plenty to keep them entertained for hours. They have very nice play area and a nice variety of animals. They are continuing to grow which is also nice to see!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corinth, Mississippi
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bismarck, North Dakota
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moose Jaw, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Green Bay
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fair Oaks, California
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Dakota Zoo also viewed

 

Been to The Dakota Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing