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Red River Zoo, Fargo

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  • The Red River Zoo is a very nice facility for a city the size of Fargo, and is definitely worth investing an hour or two to visit. They've very wisely chosen to specialize in animals that thrive in co...  more »
  • Fairly small zoo, but clean, well run, knowledgeable staff. There are days where it is free admission, with up close interactions/education about some of the animals. Part of the endangered species br...  more »
  • My 7 year old son loves this zoo. He has been to several zoos around the US. This is his 2nd favorite. It is small enough to walk around but has many interesting animals to see (we love the otters). T...  more »
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  • This was an unexpected stop for us and I'm so glad we did stop! There were endless things to see. The buildings were fun to look in and see the history of his people use to live. Tiny houses for large families all the way to 'mansions' with many rooms and luxuries. The tractors were a hit for my son and my bigger kids loved the telephone museum. They said, "the phones really worked! You could dial the phones and actually make phone calls (to the other phones in the museum)!" We went on a week day so there was almost no one else there. Perfect! But it looked like it was set up for fun events and gatherings. Definitely recommend. Family friendly and full of fun.
  • It was very hot the day I was here so only a few animals to see. Wish there would have been more indoor areas to view the animals. The staff was friendly and helpful. Nice gift shop and carousel building. This zoo specializes in cold weather animals to don't expect to see giraffes or monkeys.
  • It's always a treat to go there. I get in my steps for health and have the joy of seeing the birds and animals. I'm in a walk group with two friends and we love the Wednesday morning Walk Program starting at 7AM to 9AM. We go inside the carousel building at 9 to have coffee, water, and a couple of donut holes while we listen to Sally as she shares the educational component with all of us. It's very interesting and tons of fun. It's an ever changing zoo with a big heart.
  • Right place to spend a half day or so if you have little kids. Carousel, ice cream, play ground and cute animals around they have all of these. This is true that zoo does not have large variety of exhibited species. I believe this is only mater of time. Those what they got looks like have very nice condition. Manuls (Pallas's cats) and Red panda are my favorite ones! Lynxes and wolves are cool too. Territory looks clean and well organized. I could say their staff doing great job and they have strong abilities to grow.
  • Great place with nice habitats. They usually have holiday specials so you can get in for free or discounted if you watch their site. The carousel is beautiful and indoors so if it starts to rain or if it's cold it's lovely and cheap. They also do reasonably priced birthday parties.
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