North Dakota Zoos

North Dakota Zoos.

Red River Zoo. Fargo North Dakota

The Red River Zoo is located in southwest Fargo, North Dakota on thirty-three acres of land, formerly the George Anderson Family Red River Ranch. The initial site included only seven trees and a few old farm buildings. Several buildings were either modified to fit the needs of the new zoo or simply destroyed due to public safety concerns. The featureless land has since been transformed into areas of beautifully landscaped exhibits, rolling hills and a series of five ponds connected by flowing streams. Over five hundred trees and shrubs have been planted to create the illusion of wilderness amongst the cityscape of Fargo.

The most notable aspect of the Red River Zoo is its outstanding living collection. Several endangered species live and breed in natural habitat exhibits throughout the zoo. The zoo features exotic and native animals and plants from areas around the world with similar climates to the Red River Valley. Over three hundred animals of seventy-five species reside at the Red River Zoo.

Summer Hours 2019:
Open Daily 10am – 7pm
Fall Hours 2015:
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Winter Hours 2019:
Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am–5pm

Closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday

Adults: $11.25
Seniors (60+): $10.25
Children Under 2: FREE
Children Ages 2-14: $8.75
Carousel Rides: $2.00

Open Daily 10am – 7pm

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Dakota Zoo. Bismark North Dakota

The Dakota Zoo was founded in 1961 by Marc & Betty Christianson with the help of a host of dedicated volunteers. The Dakota Zoo opened its gates on June 3, 1961 on 15 acres of developed land, with 75 mammals and 23 birds, and 40,000 visitors passed through the gates that first year. Today, thanks to the continued support of members, visitors, donors and volunteers, the Dakota Zoo has grown to a 90 acre facility housing 600 animals, birds, reptiles and fish representing 125 species and visited by more than 130,000 people each year.


10:00am – 7:00pm daily
(weather permitting)

Adults: (age 13+) $12.00
Children: ages 2-12 $8.00
Under 2, Free
Seniors (age 60+) $10.00

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