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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 2014
Type: Zoos
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It was tiny but what they did have was really nice. Very natural like settings. Cages seemed a little small for the animals they had there. How would you like to live in a very small cage the rest of your life if you were a bird or a fast runner like a big cat? They are expanding though. I... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dakota Zoo is very nice price to get in is only 7.00$ it very clean not real big but a lot to see nice playground for kids, and a tram to take you around, we have been going here for the past 6 yrs , really nice

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's a nice enough zoo for a small town. Nothing fancy. It's well maintained and you can't beat the price of a family membership for a family of 7. There isn't a lot to do in Bismarck so it's worth the money.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went to the zoo early in the morning when they first opened. It was a very peaceful time and we were able to enjoy the animals without the crowds. This is a relatively small zoos so it was easy to navigate. You won't find elephants or giraffes here but you will see bears and large cats. We stayed for... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a cute and clean zoo. It's great we have this in Bismarck. Well worth it. Don't forget to go into the tiger den and the prairie dog town.

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