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Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
952 432 9000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Last time I was at the zoo was in 1996, a lot of updates of course and new things, sad that the monorail was shut down last year because of budget. Be ready for a day of walking. The big bugs were cool, 3 year old loved it!!

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madison, wi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The exhibits were very fun and interesting. The size of the zoo was just right to see most everything at a leisurely pace in about 6 hours. We did, however, move very quickly through the animatronic insect display and skipped the live insects because the line was so long. Loved the butterfly garden. Impressed at how clean the grounds were.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The zoo continues to update and add new exhibits. You can easily spend the entire day here. Kid friendly, but plenty of intrigue for The adults too. You get a deal on the IMAX theater with a paid zoo admission.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The zoo is nicely laid out and easy to manage. The exhibits are very good and educational. Plan on spending a day at the zoo, but in a pinch you could do it in 5-6 hours. To be efficient, plan your route based on the various shows the zoo offers. Make sure to take the time to head out to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I recently went to this zoo when I was in Minneapolis and found it to be really awesome. Lots of exhibits and the exhibits are very large! Lots of animals to see and all in all it is a really fun zoo to spend a day at!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I went to visit the zoo, during our weekend stay in Minneapolis! It's definitely a larger zoo, and has a handful of different animals to see! They have fairly large displays, it's easy to see everything, & took about 3 hours to go through. There was a few restaurants, & food vendors throughout the park, which was... More

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winnipeg
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

1st visit to this zoo. We were very impressed with the overall set up of the facility. All the animal displays were very good and our kids could see everything very well. The zoo's public facilities are very good and we especially appreciated the misting shower stops all over the park which were very handy on hot days. I would... More

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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134 reviews 134 reviews
46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As zoo's go this is one of the better one's for space. Enclosures are large and animals can roam freely. But with so much space it takes a lot of walking and with so much room the animals are few.. The MN Zoo is also in the upper $$ range with $7 just for parking and $18 per adult. Add... More

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Hermantown, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

we loved the zoo this is the third time that i have been there and the changes to the zoo are wonderful would love to live closer so i could go more

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a fun and educational day. Throughout the day we went to the scheduled feedings. We thoroughly enjoyed the butterfly exhibit.

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