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The Dakota Zoo

#2 of 33 things to do in Bismarck Features Animals
602 Riverside Park Rd, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58504
+1 701-223-7543
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Dakota Zoo

My grandchildren and I visited the Dakota Zoo. They have outstanding animal viewing. At the lion... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Sherry L
Mandan, North Dakota, United States
via mobile
Great time

Fun for family . Great staff healthy stock. every thing is keep clean. food is ok and reasonable... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Wayne C
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
602 Riverside Park Rd, Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58504
+1 701-223-7543
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My grandchildren and I visited the Dakota Zoo. They have outstanding animal viewing. At the lion exhibit you can go underground and come up in the lion den area. There is a train that takes you around the whole zoo. Well worth the visit!

Thank Sherry L
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fun for family . Great staff healthy stock. every thing is keep clean. food is ok and reasonable priced

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I love the zoo, period. The animals and exhibits are wonderful. There are accommodations for the handicap, and their prices for the food and entrance is great. The parking lot is large enough to pull right next to the entrance. Very nice.....

Thank violag957
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Enjoy going with or without kids, it just so nice to lose yourself and enjoy the animals. It is great exercise to stroll or faster yet if there is anone needing to use a wheelchair they can enjoy the trip as well. Grab some food...More

Thank brendat209
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a great day walking through the zoo and seeing the animals. The zoo is small enough to see it all within a couple hours. The train ride is a great way to see everything. The wasps were pretty bad while we were there.

Thank lverdouw
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is such a cute zoo. We took the train ride and also walked around with family. The bears were entertaining and the goats wanted lots of attention.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Dakota Zoo makes for a great family visit. Just inside the entrance is a playground (for running off energy) and furry animals perfect for petting (bring some quarters for hand-feeding the goats). If you don't want to walk the paths, there's a train tour.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good time and enjoyed our day. Most of the animals were out and active. Lots of chipmunks running around which thrilled my son. The zoo was clean and friendly staff. The train ride enables you to see all the animals. Take the...More

Thank 499brandyf
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Dakota Zoo offers a lot for everyone. The train tour is sure to be a hit for children and adults. Set aside some time and take it all it. It's well worth the visit.

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Enjoyed riding the train through the zoo and afterwards walking around the many paths to see the animals. Many were difficult to see because of so much dense wiring. Picture taking was sometimes difficult as well. Still quite a memorable visit and not overly priced.

Thank JuniorKP
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Roxann B
How much to get in.
11 July 2016|
Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
$7.50 for adults 13+ $4.50 for kids 2-12 $6.50 for seniors According to the website
Are there scooters for the disabled to rent?
7 August 2015|
Response from Larry K | Property representative |
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