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Red River Zoo

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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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Fun but small.

Walked to zoo from hotel, very convenient. Wolves and fox were very close to people. Petting area... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bryan K
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Commerce Township, Michigan
We were really impressed with this zoo

Even though it was much smaller than the zoos we are used to in Minneapolis, the staff was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zieglermpls
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 Fargo Moorhead area. Our new interactive Children' Zoo Farm and Nature's Legendary Playground open in 2016! Come in and see for yourself!
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“red panda” (18 reviews)
“farm animals” (6 reviews)
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4255 23rd Ave S, (near junction of I-94 and I-29), Fargo, ND 58104-8786
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+1 701-277-9240
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walked to zoo from hotel, very convenient. Wolves and fox were very close to people. Petting area was also fun. Small.

Thank Bryan K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was much smaller than the zoos we are used to in Minneapolis, the staff was excellent and gave us a great experience. You can tell much care and thought has been done in planning out the habitats for the animals. Our kids'...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For being a small zoo, they have a lot of neat animals. Several exotic that you will not see at larger zoos. They do a lot to keep the zoo updated and fresh. Kids areas a plentiful with some interactive areas as well. The carousel...More

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo was clean and the staff was friendly. There just wan't too many exciting species of animals here

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Last time we went was last summer during a safety event throughout the zoo. Get to see fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, and car accident demonstrations. It was also nice to see all the animals they have there. The place is small but is slowly...More

Thank Tracy R
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We visited this past summer and had a great time, but weren't sure what we would be able to see in the winter. We weren't disappointed. We spent a full two hours and had a great time (kids ages 12, 11 and 8). The wolves...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My granddaughters love spending time visiting the Red River Zoo and feeding the animals, birds, fish; especially feeding the goats; riding the carousel; and visiting the gift shop. A $65/yearly: Household or Grandparent membership to the Red River Zoo is the best buy for admission...More

Thank 88eileenn
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Loved going with the grand kids. They thoroughly enjoyed as did I. The most fun was watching them however. Many different animals and the experience encouraged my grandson to be a junior volunteer for a summer.

Thank meesha365
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Took my grandson there for the 3 time in as many years. He loves the animals and visiting the zoo. It's interesting to see him as he ages. We enjoyed the zoo keeper talks. He was fascinated by the red panda talk, and wolves. But...More

Thank Tina W
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The zoo keeps getting better and better every year! I have been visiting it annually for years with grandkids and my 13 year old grand daughter pooh poohed the idea recently but we made her go and she actually put her phone away and enjoyed...More

Thank victor59
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Response from Nicole J | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why it would pose a problem. The staff is very friendly and accommodating...I'm sure it would be fine.
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