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“ay be my favorite spot in Fargo” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red River Zoo

Red River Zoo
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Red River Zoo is a leading conservation organization for some of the world's rarest cold climate species. We feature world class exhibits on over 33 beautiful acres. Founded in 1999, we are constantly growing into a leading attraction in the Fargo Moorhead area. Our new interactive Children' Zoo Farm and Nature's Legendary Playground open in 2016! Come in and see for yourself!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“ay be my favorite spot in Fargo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

I was pleasantly surprised by this relatively small zoo. They had animals you don't normally see in a zoo, all in natural settings. The animals even appeared happier than the ones in a typical zoo with cages.

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“zoo or hobby farm?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2008

I did enjoy the zoo.. it had its perks.. the wolf pups were cute.. but for the most part the animals consisted of cows, ducks , goats and deer... sorry but I can go see these at any farm or country road...

also.. a cockroach exhibit? what the heck?

the price was far too high for the lack of animals... and the gift shop was unreal... there were some very cute sweatshirts i considered getting my kids, until I seen the 20 dollar price tag..

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“Perfect Personal Perspectives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2003

Anyone who doesnt have a wonderful experience at the RRZ can only blame themselves. If one wishes to merely brush the surface of what this zoo has to offer, glance but a few seconds at any one exhibit, ignore the dramas going on in front of your eyes, then, yes, a quick runthru can be done in a scant 45 minutes and walk away 'dissatisfied'. If one wishes, they can pause to ask for a guide (often there are free volunteer docents willing to take you around on a personal tour). Even self-guided, if a family decides to let the event soak in for a couple of hours, a visit this park is marvelous. Sit still and watch the animals interact. Whole soap operas are going on in each arena. And there is a charming "domestic" area with close up interaction between the people and the barnyard animals. The animal variety is the key, not the numbers of beasts in one exhibit. Instead of a herd of 20, you may see 5. Instead of a duck,geese& swan flock of hundreds, there are but dozens, but the variety of species is wide range, both native and exotic. The open grounds offer true wetland habitat for seasonal migrators and wild fly-ins!This is not a tropical situation with lions and zebra. North Dakota is a temperate place with dramatic seasonal changes. The endangered species on exhibit range from the cold regions of the globe...Siberia, north China, Persian steppes, Scandinavia, Canada, and our own native prairies.There are some wonderful indoor exhibits of smaller tropical creatures that can be protected over winter. Emperor Tamerinds for example, and many reptiles. Open season has been limited to summers in the past, but I hear the zoo is going to be keeping the visiting season deeper into the winter in this next year. If there is a previous negative critique of this zoo from a winter standpoint, then there was not a full example of the available enjoyment to be had. A definite must-see for any visitor!

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“Fantastic Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2002

For the size and age of this zoo, it is very well done. We had a great time seeing the animals, and learning about what they do in the wild.

My wife was impressed with the diversity of the animals at the zoo.

A must see for anyone visiting or living in Fargo!!

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“rip off”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2002

Hi I was at your Zoo this past weekend. I was very
disappointed with the price of admission to your zoo. The number of animals you have at your zoo and the price you charge is out of line. No wonder you have such a hard time getting people there. The Bismarck zoo is 10 times the zoo your is and is a better attraction for the price they charge for admission. I think you should consider dropping the price of admission.

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