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The Dakota Zoo

Address: Arbor Avenue, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58502-0711
Phone Number: 701-223-7543
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Bismarck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited the last warm day of the fall and really enjoyed it. It is well laid-out and has extensive grounds, though not as many animals as in larger cities. The grizzly bears were being particularly comical due to the cooler weather and nearing the gluttonous stage for hibernation, but the other exhibts were just as entertaining. Unfortunately, the primate... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just love our Zoo, we get a membership every year, we spend more time sitting at one of the animals, instead of hurying to get through, i love having a membership.. really can enjoy this way

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was a lovely afternoon with our family. The Zoo is suprisingly large and we enjoyed to walk around and also take the little train to relax and cool off from the sun. I was suprised at how many animals there was at this little zoo. We loved to see the monkeys, tigers and bears. Some of the other animals... More 

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Velva
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Dakota Zoo was certainly a pleasant surprise. It has been more than 20 years since I last visited. New exhibits added, old exhibits changed but the staff are just as friendly and knowledgable. The train always was a favorite with my children and now is a favorite of my grandchildren. I do miss the ol' bear but I'm sure the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Denver, Colorado
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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 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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!

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Corinth, Mississippi
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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.

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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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