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Address: 3857 Animal Land Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601-9150
Phone Number: +1 218-759-1533
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Located on Hwy 2 East, between Bemidji & Cass Lake, Animal Land is...

Located on Hwy 2 East, between Bemidji & Cass Lake, Animal Land is Minnesota’s largest wildlife park/petting zoo. Lions, tigers, bears, camels, leopards, cougars, three species of deer, lemurs, monkeys, bobcats, raccoons, fox, elk, llamas, donkeys, reptiles, and exotic birds are just a FEW of the nearly 100 animals who make their home at Animal Land. Indoor learning center, gift shop, picnic areas, playground, handicap accessible, birthday parties, group rates, traveling educational programs and more.

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Small but fun

Paul Bunyan animal land is a cool visit. It is a very small place but has a lot of interesting animals. They have lions, a tiger, kangaroos, deer, monkeys... And you can buy food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Paul Bunyan animal land is a cool visit. It is a very small place but has a lot of interesting animals. They have lions, a tiger, kangaroos, deer, monkeys... And you can buy food and feed all the animals. There are bananas for the monkeys (super fun) and carrots and feed for all the rest. The skunks (yes skunks) like... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place is seriously sad. It has gone down hill dramatically in the past years. My daughter wanyed to come here for her birthday. Big mistake. They no longer have bears, the monkeys they do have are angry, the deer part is not maintained well and they let the grass get extremely tall. Most of the deer they do have... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a small park that you can feed monkeys, bears, raccoons and such at a reasonably close distance. You can feed the deer right from your hands. Kids will like to see the different animals up close.

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Bemidji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took young children to this fun animal land. The price was nice and the kids had a fun time. There is acute souvenir shop and places to buy food to feed the various animals. If you are in the area with children, this place is a must do.

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Tyler, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to take your family. You can get close up to the animals. Fun to feed the animals especially the deer. The animals are social able and like human contact. It is nice to have a place to take your kids to like this one. The owners had the baby animals in the gift shop where... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

So many animals, so little space!! Cages way too small for the animals their holding! I took pictures, but they all look so sad. Some too heavy, and some under nourished. It could be a decent place if they had less animals and bigger spaces. It was very hot and not much shade!! The Lions and Tigers were very hot... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Cool little spot for kids to get up close to deer. Most are pretty tame and will walk up to you for food. Be sure to get there early or the deer will be full from earlier guests. Many other animals around to see in cages including 3 lions. Owners are very caring and usually have some babies up front... More 

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Thank FamilyFun244
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. The kids enjoyed being able to hand feed & pet the deer as well as the kangaroos.

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Thank Shayna78
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was an "old school" zoo where the animals are in cages. The big cats and baboon looked angry and probably would attack you if they could. On the plus side, you can see the animals because the enclosures are small.

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Thank cuTRis
Cincinnati, OH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This was great way for a toddler to see and interact with some animals. The deer feeding was a big hit with the little ones. There was a nice variety of animals and they were close enough to safely see. The facilities were a little dated, but for the cost it was a nice hour visit.

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