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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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Nice Zoo

A small but very new and nice Zoo. Animals look content and happy and the staff was nice and... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Cliff K
Fountain Hills, Arizona
via mobile
Good little zoo

It was a really hot day, so I was glad the zoo is small! Perfect size for a short visit. Most of... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Shelley S
via mobile
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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!
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  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A small but very new and nice Zoo. Animals look content and happy and the staff was nice and knowledgable.

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It was a really hot day, so I was glad the zoo is small! Perfect size for a short visit. Most of the animals were resting because of the heat. I enjoyed reading about each animal. It seems that all of the animals are either...More

Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We went there in the morning when they opened. It is smaller than some other zoos, but the weather was overcast and cool which made great day for seeing all the animals. They had camels, reptiles, a great area for smaller kids to play and...More

Thank Carla B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had never thought of a zoo as a wedding venue but it was a great place for such an event. Fargo is a big city, I expected a big zoo, but after some thought I think its size is perfect for families. It's not...More

Thank nic0ledj
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Small zoo that is a fun walk. Great place for small children. Carousel is a must visit. Nice and relaxing place to visit.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We were on a family roadtrip and looking for something to do in Fargo when we discovered the Red River Zoo. It doesn't really compete with the larger zoos in the bigger cities, but this is a very nice small zoo. They seem to specialize...More

Thank GabeHam
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a little zoo, and I enjoyed the simplicity of it. It was hot and the animals were just trying to find shade and their own comfort, but you could see them. They did a nice job with the exhibits. You can also feed...More

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The Red River Valley Zoo is a perfect size zoo. It is not too big & not too small. Very reasonably priced. All the animals are well taken care of with lots of room to roam, which is great to see now days. You can...More

Thank daisymae531
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We are use to the large city zoos, however we were pleasantly surprised by the Red River Zoo. Very nicely laid out and extremely clean. The zoo featured many animals that we have not seen at our local zoo. The zoo was well kept and...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very small zoo and isn't what you would expect. You can get very up close and personal with many of the animals and see a wide variety. We visited in the "off season" and a few exhibits were closed but we look...More

Thank Taylor B
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25 July 2017|
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Response from nic0ledj | 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.