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Red River Zoo

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Address: 4255 23rd Ave. South, (near junction of I-94 and I-29), Fargo, ND 58104
Phone Number: 701.277.9240
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Description: The Red River Zoo is a leading breeder of some of the world's rarest cold...
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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Growing in the right direction, but slowly.

The zoo has grown a lot over the last few years with a new entrance and new exhibits. The otter exhibit is a great recent addition. We enjoy slowly strolling the grounds. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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162 reviews 162 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The zoo has grown a lot over the last few years with a new entrance and new exhibits. The otter exhibit is a great recent addition. We enjoy slowly strolling the grounds. The petting/feeding part of the Zoo is always a favorite. It is a very nice way to spend a couple of hours. It does lack any meaningful food... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place has so much potential. You can tell they really care about the animals. They have improved it so much in just the last 5 years. I wish the land across 42nd would be donated to them, so they could really open up and give the animals the space they need and deserve. A little foot bridge could be... More 

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Brisbane, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So, this is a small zoo, however it is very clean and very fun for kids! There isn't much to it but they make it seem like so much more! The cost is just great too!

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a very clean fun zoo. The animals really like to interact with the guests. The staff outstanding. And they have a cute little gift shop. It is not a very big zoo but they have a wide range of animals and a fun play area for the kids.

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WEST FARGO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Red River Zoo animals are northern species that love the climate here! They can be seen playing in the snow, scampering around, even sliding on the ice! Their coats are nice and thick...probably the prettiest they get all year. There is an antique carousel that is available to ride and a limited amount of snacks. Even though the zoo... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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148 reviews 148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Small but very well laid out with some different animals. Looks like the place is growing and is worth a couple hours. Become and member and go as often as you want

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tucson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

great atmosphere, different animals then you normally see.. Habitats absolutely beautiful... Love love this zoo. !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After years of driving past the zoo, we finally visited. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the zoo is. It is very clean & well cared for. You forget that you are in the middle of Fargo.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

We are disappointed to hear about your less than satisfactory visit to our zoo one year ago. We have many things to see and do here so I am sorry to read that you were unable to experience everything during your visit. Besides our 600 animals (40+ exhibits and 89 species) we also have a wonderful playground and a very... More 

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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