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Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave. South, (near junction of I-94 and I-29), Fargo, ND 58104
701.277.9240
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Red River Zoo is a leading breeder of some of the world's rarest cold climate species. We feature world class exhibits on over 33 beautiful acres. Founded in 1999, we are constantly growing into a leading attraction in the Fargo Moorhead area. Come in and see for yourself!
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Fargo, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Was not that enjoyable. No animals, no toys, no gaming for kids, expensive to see empty cages and no live true animals in a regular zoo. We saw a farm animals not a zoo animals. And underground rodent.

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very clean. Really nice staff. Nice size. My son an I spent a couple hours there and really enjoyed it.

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San Diego, California
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102 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very small zoo which you can walk around in less than 1 hour. It is very well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They do not have a large number of animals. What they do have are in very modern enclosures and you can get up and close with them. I was especially impressed with the wolf... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Attended a function at the zoo -- first time! Very impressed by the faculties and the variety of animals. Very impressed. The zoo is small, but very well maintained and an excellent variety of displays. Very well laid out. The otters were amazing. Wolves were interesting. Kids would love it. Even the gift shop was nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Small zoo but nicely maintained. The otters were entertaining and not afraid of visitors. Nice playground for the kids and a petting area with goats. The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the otter feeding. The staff at the entrance building were nice and informative, but the lady doing the feeding demonstration did it so quick and didn't say... More

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Lisa T, Manager at Red River Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for letting us know about the Otter Feeding. We have discussed this with the staff and have clarified the expectations for our guests. I am sure you will see a more interactive response by the zookeepers the next time you visit. Thank you again for coming and we look forward to seeing you again! More

Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just love the Red River Zoo. It is small, but a fun zoo to go see. For a small zoo, they have quite a few different types of animals. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Red River Zoo is a shining gem in the Fargo-Moorhead community and the announcement of their new baby camel proved that their conservation efforts are working. The newly expanded camel exhibit is wonderful. They also have a new brown pheasant exhibit that was interesting. Always worth the visit when in Fargo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

On the small side, but quite fun and an entertaining selection of animals. It only took about half a day to enjoy. The kids loved feeding the goats. We've been to several larger zoos, including Bronx Zoo in NY. The kids loved this one all the same.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Employees were really nice and would answer any questions. The zoo is small and only took about an hour to go through.

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Lisa T, Manager at Red River Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, I am glad you had fun while visiting us. From your review it does not appear as thought you went to our Dancing Crane Café, but perhaps just saw the concession snacks we offer in our carousel pavilion. At our Dancing Crane Café we offer hot dogs for $2.00; Fresh Taco In a Bag with all the fixings for... More

eastern usa
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Took grandchildren there in July. There was some construction going on. Not too interfering. Medium size with plans for more exhibits. Cute little animals and birds mainly . some larger ones camels, wolves, etc. There are wagons available to pull kids in. Good selection of animal exhibits. We had fun. Would like to have a picnic but no outside food... More

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