The Dakota Zoo, located in Bismarck, ND, has been wowing visitors with a wide variety of unique and exciting animals since 1961. Today, over 100,000 people walk through our gates each year to view the 600-plus birds and mammals that call Dakota Zoo their home. With fascinating attractions like our bear habitat and bobcat, lynx and mountain lion exhibits, it's no surprise that our zoo was named best city attraction 2003, 2004, 2005 2006, and 2007.
In addition to our animal exhibits, The Dakota Zoo offers a variety of other fun things for the entire family. Hop on board the Tribune Express or the Leach Express, our own trains, and take a 20-minute train ride through the Zoo. Or, enjoy hotdogs, popcorn, nachos, cotton candy, cold beverages and much more at the Concession Stand.
We have zoovenirs and gifts galore in store for you at the Dakota Zoo's Antler Trading Post. Check out our selection of unique t-shirts, hats, animal socks, stone creatures, animal purses, backpacks, books and lots of fun items for the kids and more! Zoo members receive a 10% discount!
We're proud that, since 1991, our facility has continued to meet the high standards required to be an accredited member of the American Zoo and Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Visit us today!