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Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
952 432 9000
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Large natural settings for animals, butterfly exhibit, playgrounds for kids, and a water play area to beat the heat.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Living in Minnesota, it's a great place to visit even in the Winter months. Most of the exhibits give visitors a very closeup view of the animals. The grizzley, and penguin exhibits are awesome. The tropics makes you feel like you are actually there. If you get there early in the day you can hear the howling monkeys. I recommend... More

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I've been going to the Minnesota Zoo my entire life and have always loved it, but after taking a few classes in the zoo with my school (School of Environmental Studies), I've learned to appreciate and realize just how much work this zoo puts into conservation, education, and the well being of their animals. I've seen complaints here about the... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our annual trip to this zoo is always great. So much to do and see. It is always so clean and help is always right around the corner. The aquarium is so big and great-the bubbles as especially fun to sit in with the kids to feel as though you are in with water with the fish. Put on your... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I love this zoo! Walking, hiking or strolling see many animals from paths in there own environment. Open year round both indoor and outdoor, great place to burn your childrens extra energy! Bring your own food or eat at one of many places in there food court. Great gifts shops with a big variety of items. I miss the dolphins... More

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San Diego, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

As we walked into the zoo my newly potty trained daughter needed to use the bathroom. While I was handing the cashier money my wife tried to take my daughter to the bathroom. The cashier stopped them and said they could not go in until the paid. My wife pleaded with her to use the rest room as my daughter... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We've been to zoos in a lot of states, and this one, while nice, is about average. Its a good place to take children, but you really have to make sure they don't put their things down or they will disappear. One couple we were with sat on a bench with their son. He put his souvenir soda glass on... More

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Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Minnesota Zoo is a great place for children of any age. We have had a membership for many years which allows us to make several visits each year without needing to see everything every time. The well maintained paths through the various trails allow for easy and relaxed walks during the summer. The indoor exhibits provide a tropical getaway... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Minnesota Zoo is a wonderful experience for the family. They have done a great job at giving the animals surroundings that mirror their living if they were in the wild. Sometimes it is difficult to see the animals but that is the fun, trying to find them. The zoo has both indoor and outdoor areas to see different animals.... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The african animals, bears and sea life polar bears are some of the highlights. It's a well run Zoo with lots of interactions.

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