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Address: 4255 23rd Ave. South, (near junction of I-94 and I-29), Fargo, ND 58104
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+1 701-277-9240
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Red River Zoo is a leading conservation organization for some of the...

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!

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Lovely place to spend the day

This is a great zoo to see if you have a couple of spare hours- unlike larger zoos, it is convenient to visit if you have 1 to 2 hours to spare. Small and cozy, it is a lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great zoo to see if you have a couple of spare hours- unlike larger zoos, it is convenient to visit if you have 1 to 2 hours to spare. Small and cozy, it is a lovely place to visit and seem some local and exotic animals.

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North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my 3 year old Godson this last summer - he had a BLAST. My 12 year old guest however was not impressed. With what basically amounts to farm animals plus a Red Panda it can be a little less that amazing, but my Godson absolutely adored the goats and horses, all the animals he could pet. It... More 

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Thank Erin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited the zoo about once a year for the last 5 years. I recently went with my kids and was pleasantly surprised by the new addition of the family/volunteer building back by the farm animals. It was colder than our usual summer visit, and my son loved getting to warm up indoors and play a board game. Feeding the... More 

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Thank Beth B
Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a couple times and I just think it's pretty average. No one real big attraction. Grounds were clean.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love this zoo. The red pandas are cute and the gray wolves outstanding. Other animals that can live in our climate are represented, such as camels, llamas, yaks, etc. The zoo is exceptionally clean and easy to transverse. Do not miss the wolves. I can watch them through the window for hours.

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Thank Nancy V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Just a small place from the interstate. But bigger than it looked. Lots of exhibits, things for little ones to do. Special seasonal events. Clean and roomy.

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Thank Michelle C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Kids loved the zoo and did me and my husband kinda wished more animals where out. Can't wait til next summer to see there new addition

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know what I expected, but my friends wanted to go. There weren't very many animals, and it was a very subpar zoo experience. Probably good for kids who haven't been to any decent sized zoos.

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Kenyon, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Fargo Zoo was an interesting place for our large group to visit. It has a nice variety of different colder weather animals. The Chinese red panda is one of the favorites. The wolf exhibit is very nicely done, with both indoor and outdoor viewing. We had someone talk to us about several different animals and birds, and we got... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Its a nice friendly "small town" zoo. Nice play area for the kids too and they like the carousel. Good variety of animals.

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