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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
602 Riverside Park Rd, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58504
All reviews train ride big cats good size cotton candy large variety of animals farm animals monkey exhibit petting area feed the animals kids will love gift shop well worth the visit few hours walk around lots of space favorite part all ages
To the extent possible, I like to visit zoos during my travels. So while in Bismarck this fall I toured the Dakota Zoo. This zoo is smaller than my local zoo at home but did not disappoint. There is a good variety of animals -...More
Took the whole family to the zoo. Walked around a bit to enjoy the exhibits then took the train to go around the entire zoo.. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a beautiful day as well. Had a picnic in the park next door. Our...More
I grew up around one of the best zoos in the world, but it's big. Coming to this smaller zoo was a great change of pace, and it wasn't so busy that the animals get bored of seeing people. It was a cold day, so...More
We have one electric scooter and several push type chairs available for free on a first come first served basis. We ask for a set of car keys or drivers license as security while you have them checked out. Please ask at the... More
We have one electric scooter and several push type chairs available for free on a first come first served basis. We ask for a set of car keys or drivers license as security while you have them checked out. Please ask at the admissions window when you arrive at the zoo.