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Wahpeton delivers entertainment to every walk of life. Check out some of our more notable attractions.

Chahinkapa Zoo

Considered by many to be the best zoo in North Dakota, the Chahinkapa Zoo is a favorite for tourists and townsfolk alike. The zoo features over 100+ species of wildlife and houses over 300 animals. Come see Talukan the orangutan, Bengal tigers, river otters, snow leopards, spider monkeys, lemurs, gibbon apes, elk, bison, kangaroos, cougars, camels, fossa, bobcats, zebras and many more!

Bois de Sioux

The Bois de  Sioux golf course remains a favorite by regional golfers and offers 18 holes.  The front nine is located in Wahpeton and known for its challenging design and scenic views. According to golf.com, the course’s signature #9 is reminiscent of #13 on Augusta National. This 497 yard, par 5 tests any player regardless of skill level.

Prairie Rose Carousel

A landmark and local favorite, the restored Prairie Rose Carousel brings joy to both historians and children. The 20-horse carousel demonstrates Wahpeton’s dedication to history and sense of community. Each horse has been adopted by a local business or organization in order to preserve this slice of Americana.

Chahinkapa Park

The Chahinkapa Park brings the community together by hosting numerous events throughout the year.  Many people take advantage of the 178′ double-loop water slide, swimming facilities, camp grounds and ample picnic shelters. It’s the perfect place to spend a fun filled evening with family and friends.


Downtown Wahpeton blends modern conveniences with a historic main street. Boutique, antique, Red Door Art Gallery and Museum and other stores join JC Penney to line Dakota Avenue while Walmart anchors new development in north Wahpeton.

Red Door Art Gallery

Newly renovated and located in the heart of the historic downtown business district, the Gallery displays and sells many forms of local and regional art. Fritz Scholder paintings and Erdrich family literary art in permanent collection.