Trip Planner:   USA  /  Minnesota  /  Brainerd  /  Safari North

Safari North, Brainerd

3.7
#6 of 10 in Things to do in Brainerd
Safari North is located in Brainerd. Put Safari North into our Brainerd road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brainerd.
Create an itinerary including Safari North
map
Safari North Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
53 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We were looking for something to do as the weather wasn't great. I found Safari North on Trip Advisor. When we drove up, I wasn't sure what to make of it, but we ended up having a great time. They had...  more »
  • So many small cages and often times not labeled. Living areas completely devoid of vegetation. Animals alone in cages. Cages not set up to mimic actual living conditions. For examples, the placard on ...  more »
  • Great variety. Easy access. Clean and well maintained. We bought season passes. The kids really enjoy the visiting the crocodile s and feeding the giraffes.  more »
Google
  • We had the best time here! The staff was kind and courteous! The animals were amazing. We have never seen such hands on animals at a zoo! We even pet the giraffes! Definitely would be back! All the kids enjoyed this zoo, ages 16,14,10, and 1!
  • Do not go here. The Animals are not taken care of. There are no employees around, the animals have dirty cages and water as well as no space. Particularly a fisher, that was absolutely miserable. Many of the animals were pacing back and fourth out of stress, and they are confined into very small areas and were often alone and bored. Spending your money here only benefits the people working and it promotes the continuation of animals to live in a bad environment. Please do not go here.
  • This was a great way to spend a few hours with the family. Being able to get up close to some animals, that you wouldn't at other zoos
  • Always a great time! Kids love it! Class act, Kevin, Kelly and who who crew do a awesome job!
  • This was literally the worst zoo I've EVER been to. The animals cages were so smelly and dirty, literally every animal there looked miserable and was in some way shape or form trying to chew, dig, claw, climb their way out. They had lemurs on a tiny little patch of grass surrounded by water so they couldn't even get of this 5 feet wide circle, no trees to climb, nothing. Just a tiny hut to hide in. I can't express enough how horrible this place is. Their giraffe's have scars all over them, they have squirrels and Chipmunks caged up. The poor parrots we're laying on the ground and looked extremely depressed. I would not gratify them by spending a cent there.

Plan your trip to Brainerd

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Brainerd

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Brainerd by other users

8 days in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Red Bluff & Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brainerd BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Brainerd & Columbia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brainerd BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Brainerd & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Brainerd & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans