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Address: 1004 RJ Hughes Drive, ND, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Phone Number: 17016428709
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Fun Zoo for our area

I have been bringing kids to this zoo for years. Each time we go there is something new. My favorite time to visit is early in the summer, but with schedules fall was the time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have been bringing kids to this zoo for years. Each time we go there is something new. My favorite time to visit is early in the summer, but with schedules fall was the time to make the hour trip from Fargo to visit. Staff is always very knowledgable and willing to help. The petting zoo is our favorite followed... More 

Thank Blhtravler
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great experience, definitely more than I expected. The kids LOVED it, and had fun with how close they could get to most of the animals.

Thank Samantha H
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a terrific zoo for such a small town. They have many great exhibits that can't even be found at the Red River Zoo in Fargo. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank NDteeth
Wahpeton, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, ND is a very great experience in one's life if you take the time a view and observe all the animals they have ... From the White Tiger and the tiger as you enter the zoo and the the Otters down from the Tigers ... Elk, Bison, ducks, geese, bear, alligator, walaby's, kangaroo, monkeys, eagles, Hawks,... More 

Thank Doug1612
Bradenton, Florida
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Never had a bad visit to the Zoo! Always a delight and a great way to spend the afternoon! Kids and Adults will find interesting.

Thank cjbphd
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

For a small zoo I have seen worse, and a zoo is still more fun than no zoo but it appears the upkeep is very poorly managed. Too bad the city doesn't help this zoo out from looking like a forgotten Noah's ark. Pros: Ample free parking Gibbon exhibit Free roaming peacocks Grizzly exhibit Small enough to get through with... More 

Thank Aviatrx
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A great variety of animals. Beautiful landscape along the river with manicured grounds and well informed staff. Zoo is in Chahinkapa Park and close to fishing, golf, water slide, swimming pool, playground and restaurant. Camping is available. Come ride the carousel, have a picnic or watch a ball game! A real family spot!

Thank Cheryl H
Wahpeton, North Dakota
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

we are regulars at the zoo during the summertime and early fall. the children love to see the animals. we usually go see santa when he comes as well. they also love the carousel. the bathrooms in the zoo could be cleaner, we make sure we go before leaving the house.

Thank Amy F
North Dakota
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visit the zoo a few times every summer. It is better than many zoos in larger cities. It is beautiful and clean and has a wide variety of animals. It also has many interperative learning stations. The zoo staff go out of their way to make your visit memorable. The zoo is impressive and a must see.

Thank garden4u
Puyallup, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

great place for young and old. clean and animals well cared for. Big zoo for a small town. Terrific park with lots to do and see.

Thank Thomas T

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