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Paul Bunyan's Animal Land

#7 of 17 things to do in Bemidji Features Animals
3857 Animal Land Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601-9150
+1 218-759-1533
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Messy; small enclosures for many of the animals; animals looked sickly and uncared for which was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rochester, Minnesota
Not Handicap accessible but otherwise a great place to spend the day with kids

I understood from different sites that it was handicap accessible. And although they did have a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible19%
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“whole family” (4 reviews)
“deer” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
3857 Animal Land Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601-9150
+1 218-759-1533
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank studinski
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took young children to this fun animal land. The price was nice and the kids had a fun time. There is acute souvenir shop and places to buy food to feed the various animals. If you are in the area with children, this place...More

Thank gailb153
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to take your family. You can get close up to the animals. Fun to feed the animals especially the deer. The animals are social able and like human contact. It is nice to have a place to take your kids...More

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 13 July 2016

So many animals, so little space!! Cages way too small for the animals their holding! I took pictures, but they all look so sad. Some too heavy, and some under nourished. It could be a decent place if they had less animals and bigger spaces....More

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