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Red River Zoo

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Closed 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
JaneSkr
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
OTTERS!!!!!!

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

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Diana O
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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
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The critters are taken care of very well. Nice habitats for each species. Good viewing unless the critter happens to be sleeping.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We visited in Dec '18 as a last minute stop. Very welcoming even in winter. It was nice. Nice exhibits. staff was very knowledgable.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Kids are 5 & 7 and really enjoyed it. They were very inquisitive after seeing the animals. The zoo has both outdoor and indoor exhibits.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ange1983
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JaneSkr
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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jenrezac2001
November 8, 2018|
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Response from brianr807 | Reviewed this property |
Most exhibits are outside, Winter visits are ok if weather is mild.
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bethprim
July 29, 2018|
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Response from brianr807 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours to take in everything
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bethprim
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.
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