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Review of Red River Zoo

Red River Zoo
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Fargo Moorhead area. Our new interactive Children' Zoo Farm and Nature's Legendary Playground open in 2016! Come in and see for yourself!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Just stopping in Fargo on our way through North Dakota, decided to stop at the local zoo to stretch our legs. Such a cute little zoo. Looks well-maintained. Staff was everywhere maintaining the exhibits. Construction of an otter exhibit is taking place right now, but did not interfere with viewing. The red panda was the best, but there were other animals I had never seen before. Good, inexpensive way to spend an afternoon with small children.

2  Thank Roshalau
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"red panda"
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"merry go round"
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"farm animals"
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"prairie dogs"
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"cold weather"
in 5 reviews
"indoor carousel"
in 5 reviews
"perfect size"
in 6 reviews
"petting area"
in 4 reviews
"wolf exhibit"
in 4 reviews
"gray wolves"
in 3 reviews
"play structure"
in 3 reviews
"well taken care"
in 6 reviews
"last summer"
in 3 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"nice job"
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"big city"
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"once a year"
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This zoo has red pandas. While not as rare as their cousin the giant panda, the red panda is IMO just as adorable. Also, as an interesting note, if you see a red panda at another zoo in the United States the chances of it being born at the Red River Zoo is better than 50%.

1  Thank Jason P
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The day we visited was cold and blustery but that didn't matter because this mostly outdoor zoo has little buildings that offer warmth...and not just from the heaters. The views of the animals were great and there were touches of cool objects to admire, read, feel, and grin over. The carousel area was large and sunny. The zoo staff was informative and friendly. We took advantage of their reciprocal zoo membership discount as we are members of the MN Zoo.

I look forward to visiting again!

I can't wait to visit again in the summer.

1  Thank GeekyGirlTraveler
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

This zoo is currently being expanded, it is a decent size for being in Fargo but could definately be bigger for the price and hype it has recieved. Could be a fun little outing for a family with a few little ones, but personally I would drive the extra 40 min south to the Wahpeton Zoo if you want a real experience.

Thank Trista B
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We had a great time taking our daughter to the zoo. She enjoyed seeing the animals and even my husband had a great time witnessing the wolves howling. We go so many great close ups of the animals. Also, the indoor Carousel was a lot of fun for us and our little one.

Thank wpgmom204
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