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The Dakota Zoo, Bismarck

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#1 of 31 in Outdoors in 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 150,000 people each year.
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  • The zoo is one of my favorite places to go. I just like to go and walk through all the animal displays and watch them. It is very relaxing to me!  more »
  • It is a very nice place and very interesting for the kids. The place is very complete with free parking, food area and cheap entry prices. The experience for children is unique. Amazing animals like lions and bears. The place is very clean.
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