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Safari North

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice animal park, reasonable cost..

Nice grounds, lots and lots of animals. Very friendly staff as well. Would definitely go back again... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Champlin, Minnesota
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Exceeded my expectations

Driving by a million times, you can’t see much from the highway so I never stopped. I’m glad I... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Liv D
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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8493 State Highway 371, Brainerd, MN 56401-1722
+1 218-454-1662
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents live in Brainerd and I visit them often. I live 2 hours away and for the last few years I have always purchased a season pass. This zoo is amazing! My family, nieces and nephews love to come here as often as we...More

Thank Pynner S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our granddaughter to safari.I was very disappointed in the cages that the animals were kept in. They were small and no natural environment for them. Just a kennel with a wood box for shelter. The birds, parakeets and parrots had no shelter and...More

Thank sherry j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice grounds, lots and lots of animals. Very friendly staff as well. Would definitely go back again next season.

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We took our children and their families to Safari North. Great place to visit, there is something there for everyone. Very clean and well kept. A wide variety of animals, each of them have room to move and the animals looked well cared for. Interacted...More

1  Thank klhncl
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This place doesn’t look like much from the road but don’t let it fool you it’s big and has plenty to see For the most part the animals have pretty good areas to live some with lots of shade they have it sectioned off in...More

1  Thank scasper34
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Safari North. Very clean and well kept. Animals looked happy and well cared for. Weather was great. Overall great time!

Thank Lulu-Joseph217
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Driving by a million times, you can’t see much from the highway so I never stopped. I’m glad I did! Animals up close and interactive makes this way better than Como or MN Zoos! The Sloth Bears were my favorite- very friendly and playful. The...More

Thank Liv D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Great stop in Brainerd! They have giraffe, zebra, camels rides and many animals you have never seen. Kids were ages 9-15 and all had a great time!

Thank ajcoco
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I brought my 6 year old grandson there today. He was so excited to see all of the different kinds of animals. The area is clean, and easily accessible. There was only 1 exhibit were were not able to see clearly because the animal was...More

Thank jamieo798
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

There were a variety of animals to see. There were camel rides and the giraffes could be fed. There is a barnyard area for kids to feed animals. This interactive part was fun for my school age kids. The deer looked underfed, which was a...More

Thank HSrocks
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Maureen N
21 July 2016|
Response from cooterdogmn | Reviewed this property |
cost is $14.99 adults, $9.99 children 2-12. open til sept 30,2016 9 am - 6 pm.