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Paul Bunyan's Animal Land

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3857 Animal Land Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601-9150
+1 218-759-1533
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Sad and unfriendly

Right off the bat I'd like to say that the staff was unfriendly and uninformative. I asked if there... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Vanessa W
via mobile
Fun the first time...

This was a really fun place. Seeing and feeding the animals was a neat experience. Probably more... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Shala W
via mobile
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Located on Hwy 2 East, between Bemidji & Cass Lake, Animal Land is Minnesota’s largest wildlife park/petting zoo. Lions, tigers, bears, camels, leopards, cougars, three species of deer, lemurs, monkeys, bobcats, raccoons, fox, elk, llamas, donkeys, reptiles, and exotic birds are just a FEW of the nearly 100 animals who make their home at Animal Land. Indoor learning center, gift shop, picnic areas, playground, handicap accessible, birthday parties, group rates, traveling educational programs and more.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible20%
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“whole family” (4 reviews)
“deer pen” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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3857 Animal Land Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601-9150
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+1 218-759-1533
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Right off the bat I'd like to say that the staff was unfriendly and uninformative. I asked if there was a best way to tour and was told it's self-explanatory. I was so excited to take my 5 yr old daughter here since I grew...More

1  Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This was a really fun place. Seeing and feeding the animals was a neat experience. Probably more fun for younger kids, but we weren't disappointed.

Thank Shala W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

After driving by for 30 years, we decided to stop. This is a small park where you can feed the animals. The cost is about right, when you consider there cost to maintain the animals. As long as you are not expecting a big zoo,...More

Thank d e
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Messy; small enclosures for many of the animals; animals looked sickly and uncared for which was traumatizing to our children; no educational value; this place apparently has been around for years but is not in good condition/well-maintained; honestly, can't believe they haven't been shut down

5  Thank studinski
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I understood from different sites that it was handicap accessible. And although they did have a ramp that if you were on the far side you could get your wheelchair up, the doors were on the wrong way so you had to go past the...More

Thank EweWish
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is our version of a zoo. There are native animals and some so not. The deer pen is huge (like acres) and you go threw the gate and just wander....they deer will come to you for feed. they birth, rut and live year round...More

Thank dying2betied
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have been going here for many years and have seen a decline especially with this last visit. My grandchildren ages 12 and 14 were very uncomfortable there especially when the male lion charged the fence! They immediately wanted to leave and that is exactly...More

Thank mlmaciey
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Paul Bunyan animal land is a cool visit. It is a very small place but has a lot of interesting animals. They have lions, a tiger, kangaroos, deer, monkeys... And you can buy food and feed all the animals. There are bananas for the monkeys...More

Thank kad025
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place is seriously sad. It has gone down hill dramatically in the past years. My daughter wanyed to come here for her birthday. Big mistake. They no longer have bears, the monkeys they do have are angry, the deer part is not maintained well...More

Thank fraley028
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a small park that you can feed monkeys, bears, raccoons and such at a reasonably close distance. You can feed the deer right from your hands. Kids will like to see the different animals up close.

Thank Erin M
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