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RAD Zoo (Reptile Amphibian Discovery Zoo)

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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a pretty rad place

One of the only zoos in southern Minnesota. This place is a bit out of the way, but worth a stop if... read more

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Numikins
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Weirdo to have a huge anaconda and crocodile there. I also saw big turtle while they are in honey... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
mikejL8728UR
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3297 N County Road 45, Owatonna, MN 55060-6228
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the only zoos in southern Minnesota. This place is a bit out of the way, but worth a stop if you'll be in the area. It's a little over an hour south of the Twin Cities metro region, located on a frontage road...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Numikins
Reviewed 5 days ago

The owner/caregiver has an obvious love of the animals and in educating children, and adults, about the wonder and uniqueness of these beautiful reptiles. They are interesting, and there are many different species.This is something different and cool to do. Make a visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kristi B
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I am not a reptile lover, but this place intrigued me. It has all the reptiles and amphibians you can imagine and some you've never even heard of. Happily, they are all locked up. The signs need to be updated and it could use a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Weirdo to have a huge anaconda and crocodile there. I also saw big turtle while they are in honey moon!! Was gross to see the snakes and crocodile eating dead rats but overall good to see but I will go there once

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikejL8728UR
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My son had a great time and I understand that a place like this is needed and valuable, but the place needs some general cleaning. Massive cob webs all over the building. The reptiles are very cool especially the variety of turtles. I hate to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DSWeimar
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

My kids liked seeing all the different animals they had here- it was a little expensive for the size- $10 a person but the enjoyed seeing all the reptiles they had along with the different birds also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank I4216BZkellys
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I was impressed by the large number of reptiles and they did appear to be in good health. However some of the aquariums/displays seemed too small for the size of the reptiles that they contain. One improvement that they should do for a better impression...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is great for families. It is a unique adventure and reasonably priced, so a family can actually afford it. Be sure to visit the website before you go for important information. They do 1-3 shows a day and you don’t want to miss...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rdomstrand
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. I stopped by on a whim after I saw the sign from the highway and I was blown away! They have alligators up to 25 feet, crocodiles, caiman, venomous snakes as well as some of the largest snakes on earth including...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ourstario
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I have been coming to Minnesota on vacations ever since I was little and now that I have children (less than 1 and 10), I always try to find something for new to do. This is such a fun outing and definitely not a miss...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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