Last weekend I had some great friends drive my little 1978 VW Beetle from Spokane to Bismarck for me, and once they arrived we figured out cool things to do in Bismarck, and since one of my friends was 8-year-old Natalie and since she is a big animal lover, we wound up spending some fun time at the Dakota Zoo! It sure was fun spending a few hours with our 4-legged and 2-legged buddies. The Zoo is open daily from 10-7pm. If it's been awhile since you've gone, spend the time and enjoy! Another one of the best things about Bismarck!