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Chahinkapa Zoo

1st Street and 7th Ave., Wahpeton, ND
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Wahpeton
Type: Zoos
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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've talked to many people that come down to Wahpeton to take in the Zoo and park with their kids. It has competition with the Fargo zoo, but I think they're both worth taking in.

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Wahpeton, North Dakota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We always take our Grandkids to Chahinkapa Zoo! They love to watch the Otters swim. The monkey's are a big hit too. Have quarters along so you can buy corn to feed the ducks. Last summer we spent 30 min. watching the bears run around and jump into their pool.

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Richmond, Minnesota, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The kids keep asking when we can go to the zoo again! I went a few times growing up and now I was able to bring my kids. Big enough to spend a few hours, small enough were younger kids can walk the whole time and not get crabby. Also visited the carousel, the guy running it was super friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was a lovely little zoo! I was pleasantly surprised by it. Beautiful scenery, nice animal enclosures, great variety of animals for a small town. This is a definite must if you have time passing by Wahpeton, ND. The only thing that bothered me was the restrooms. I visited during a weekday by myself. There were a few other visitors... More

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Big Lake, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a really nice surprise for a town of this size. The zoo has 70 different species of animals, but over 200 for a head count. Nice size, not too big, and not too small to keep the interest of the younger children. There is a carousel that has been refurbished that is worth the $2 donation per person... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I loved how close you could get to the animals. They have a white bengal tiger which was the whole reason why I decided to go a little out of my way to go there. My 2 yr old absolutely loved being able to pet the sheep and going by the turtles. They have a little petting zoo within the... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I went here with my 2 and 7 year old while visiting my parents and sister. We are members of the Cincinnati Zoo. We love checking out all the different zoos. This was one of my favorite small zoo we have been to! It was perfect for young kids. My kids especially loved feeding all the ducks and being able... More

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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We live near Chahinkapa Zoo and love coming here. The kids love the petting zoo. We could sit and watch the otters and monkeys all day. Beware the peacocks that freely roam the zoo! Family membership is a great value. Don't forget to ride the restored carousel next door while your here!

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Fargo, North Dakota
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

If you are traveling through ND. You would be missing out if you did not stop here. Great little zoo and campgrounds. Swimming pool nearby and good fishing in the red river (catfish).

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Fargo, North Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This zoo is affordable, has tons of easy to view animals, and is totally family friendly. We go here at least once or twice a summer. Love the tiger exhibit.

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