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Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
Phone Number: 952 432 9000
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I did not care for the fact that it states no where that u will be charged for parking! I loved the zoo though! took us 3 hours to go all the way through! so if u go make sure you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Fort Pierre, South Dakota
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Fort Pierre, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I did not care for the fact that it states no where that u will be charged for parking! I loved the zoo though! took us 3 hours to go all the way through! so if u go make sure you have enough time to enjoy everything!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Minnesota Zoo several times, and always enjoy it. They have a great variety of animals in habitat exhibits, educational demonstrations, movies and more. We did the Backstage with the Bears and got to get into the zoo before it opened to the public. It's an extra package they do occasionally, but totally worth the cost. We... More 

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Central Islip, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family including my 10 year old grandson had a wonderful time at this zoo. It great exhibits fit for my grandson and handicapped adults.

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minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The MN Zoo is a great place to take your family for the day. It has plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy. I grew up going to the Zoo and I continue to go back year after year to see the animals and new attactions. A must see for anyone visiting MN!

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Middle of Nowhere, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Whoa! The Minnesota Zoo is definitely a stop worthy of your visit if you're in the MSP area. A short drive to Apple Valley lands you at the fantastic facility. The prices are a little higher than I am accustomed to for a zoo, but completely worth it. The Minnesota Trail was the highlight for our family, for sure. Some... More 

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Regina, SK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have visited this zoo several times and really enjoy it. There is a nice variety of animals and they usually seem to be quite active. The exhibits are designed well, a nice space for the animals and good viewing areas.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Getting around the zoo can be kind of confusing with the layout, but it is really nice and clean and has most of the animals you would want to see. The Minnesota specific areas are cool.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Minnesota Zoo is a place I could visit every week! It is such a beautiful place and you can always see the animals! My favorite exhibit is the sea otters! They are delightful to watch! The zoo really does a great job!

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Minneapolis
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460 reviews 460 reviews
150 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We received a year pass for Christmas and were there for hours this past weekend. Several loops to walk and see big animals. Much different than the one in St. Paul. I prefer this zoo as it has many animals that are from our latitude. Facilities are newer as well. Will be back often this year.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've been a Minnesota resident living within 10 miles of the Minnesota Zoo for most of my life. I can't believe I haven't written a revieew prior to this point. So, here goes... love this place. I love the family membership option (counts as a charitable donation for your taxes) that allows my husband and I and our two kids... More 

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