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RAD Zoo (Reptile Amphibian Discovery Zoo)

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3297 N County Road 45, Owatonna, MN 55060-6228
+1 507-455-1465
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Don't let the appearance fool you

I was very underwhelmed when we pulled up to what looked like a pole she'd and wasn't sure about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Interesting stop

This is in a minimally retrofitted warehouse with no air conditioning. We stopped on a very hot day... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Travel R
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3297 N County Road 45, Owatonna, MN 55060-6228
+1 507-455-1465
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very underwhelmed when we pulled up to what looked like a pole she'd and wasn't sure about dropping close to 30$ for my husband, child and myself to go. But my sister had said great things about them so decided to give it...More

Thank JSJ56303
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is in a minimally retrofitted warehouse with no air conditioning. We stopped on a very hot day and while the indoor heat probably allowed us to see the animals more active, it also made it uncomfortable as visitors. Unless you like reading all the...More

Thank Travel R
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good place to bring kids in winter-warm inside and they can be eye to eye with many different types of reptiles and amphibians.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Overpriced, basically a warehouse with some homemade tanks. Feel bad for the poor animals. High school girl gave a presentation and knew what she was talking about and was good with young kids. Kids got to touch a snake and baby alligator. Just a weird,...More

Thank Brittany O
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went here in the summer and it was hot in there and a little smelly but hey it's a reptile and amphibian zoo, what do you expect :) We had a lot of fun here. They do demonstrations and let you touch an alligator,...More

Thank jjh123456
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a unique collection of reptiles. The shows were informative and fun. Not an "all day" attraction but definitely worth the trip!

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Petting a snake, or watching an Alligator open it's mouth, is so much fun. This attraction makes everyone giggle...really. Go across from the Holiday Inn Motel....across the Interstate to find this gem... Surely it is not something you will encounter very often...staff if informative and...More

Thank mugga49
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We just renewed our membership care. It had been a little while since we had been here so there were quite a few things including a small shark and a kookaburra. The staff there are more than happy to answer any questions you have about...More

Thank jshallow01
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The RAD Zoo wasn't quite what I expected as it's more of a large warehouse, and while we went on a very hot day, our kids still had a great time looking at the alligator, caimans and various snakes and lizards. We did as well,...More

Thank ZephyrMarie
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We visited as a family with our 3 year old and 10 month old. My daughter was very excited and kept asking to pet everything (including the 700 lb alligator). In the end they let her hold a decent sized snake. She was ecstatic! I...More

Thank Shannon D
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