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Red River Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Small but good

Not a large zoo, by any means, however it's set up nicely for a family afternoon visit. It is... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Great little zoo. Affordable, very helpful staff and nice selection of animals. Otters were and... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Diana O
Winnipeg, Canada
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The Red River Zoo is a leading conservation organization for 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...more
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4255 23rd Ave S, (near junction of I-94 and I-29), Fargo, ND 58104-8786
+1 701-277-9240
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE the Fargo Zoo and while it is on the smaller side, you need to remember it has a lot for such a small town.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with our 2 year old, and we thought we were just getting started but this is a very small zoo. Compared to the zoo in Minot, this one is diddy and not as fun. The carousel was the best part.

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Reviewed October 23, 2018

For a zoo in a smaller community, you definitely can't go wrong. Family friendly, diverse animal exhibits, and you have to go just to see the camels.

Thank Mari H
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Not a large zoo, by any means, however it's set up nicely for a family afternoon visit. It is recognized for helping breed endangered species, having a great result with some of them (the Pallas cat, for example). They have a free day every fall,...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited for a corporate event. Red River is an awesome little zoo. Saw a sloth, a porcupine, and a fox. But the real stand out are the wolves. They are awesome and surprisingly large. It was a highlight to get to see them. Enjoyed the...More

Thank jbpiii
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Great little zoo. Affordable, very helpful staff and nice selection of animals. Otters were and will always be my favorite!

Thank Diana O
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was an ok zoo. Not very big and very few animals. Probably just right for small children who might get tired at a bigger place.

Thank Johnna E
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My grandchildren are ages 6 and 2. I was thrilled that the kids got to hear the wolves howling and watch them race across their enclosure, displaying dominance right in front of us. The children’s area is much improved over four years ago. Feeding the...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent an afternoon here and the kids had a great time. Loved the monkey exhibit and fish pond. Barn yard exhibit and antique carousel were a nice feature as well. We recommend if you have smaller children.

Thank srye2018
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This zoo is not large by any means, but when a 5 year old is the one who you go for, they dictate what you are looking at. This zoo has some fun exhibits for kids, and great viewing areas of the animals. If you...More

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November 8, 2018|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
Most exhibits are outside, Winter visits are ok if weather is mild.
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours to take in everything
July 29, 2018|
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Response from 357millym | Reviewed this property |
We took our time and caught some of the talks. Also stopped for ice cream and I’m sure we were there a good 2 hours.