Train Ride

Hop a board the Heringer Family Express or the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Express to take a 20-minute educational train ride through the zoo. Sit back and relax as you learn about several animals and species that call the Dakota Zoo "home". These trains are equipped with ADA accommodations and run throughout the summer season. Tickets are available for purchase at Admissions or the Concession Stand.


Did you know you get 10 free train tickets with the purchase of any membership? Join the wildest club in town and enjoy a trip around the zoo with each visit!


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