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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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Bismarck, North Dakota
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are in the Twin Cities, this is a definite must (at least for animal lovers like us!) We have been visiting this zoo for years. Each time we return to find improvements. The exhibits are very spacious and appropriate for each species. We very much enjoy "discovering" the tigers, dhole, moose, etc. hanging out in a different area... More

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Blue Earth, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went during the MN Zoo military appreciation week. During this week, veterans and service members were able to get in for free and their family members for half off. Parking was also free and there was discounts on food and gift shop items. Our family of 4 got into the zoo for $15. It was completely worth it because... More

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The zoo was a nice day trip for the family. It was pretty hot the day we went so it was nice that half the zoo in inside or sheltered. The splash pad area was a great way to break up the day and give new life to our 2 & 7 yr old boys. We were bummed to see... More

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I liked that the IMAX is here, and the way the zoo was spread out, easy to find everything. The only complaint i have is that you can get a discount if you buy at the gate but they sell the tickets to hotels without the discount so tourists do not know better when buying from the hotels.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Over the five day experience at Zoo Camp, even though it was a educational opportunity many campers did enjoy the camp. The camp Zoo Crew was very large and consisting of 17 students. With the amount of attenders there needed to be a Zoo Teen also a volunteer of Minnesota Zoo. This camp had many ups and downs, an up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were in Minneapolis and decided to enjoy a day outside at the zoo. Overall we were happy with our visit. However, there was one volunteer in particular that ruined our visit twice in one day. She was a senior citizen with dark short hair. She was extremely grouchy with all of the kids I saw and seemed to think... More

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Ames, Iowa
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The exhibits are AMAZING! They are very natural, and all of the animals look incredibly healthy. I always enjoy seeing healthy, happy animals at zoos, and this zoo really does well for their animals. Their aquatic department is wonderful and has really nice tanks. Prices are reasonable for food and souvenirs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great for children over 6 and a few adults. Many exhibits are closed or without animals. Monorail has shut down and both the dolphin and beluga whale and gone. You may see a tiger or a few snow monkeys but you'll find a lot more folks selling high price toys or food. Admission price of about $5.00 would be nice... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were staying in Minnesota for a couple days and decided to take our children to the Minnesota Zoo. We were really disappointed with the zoo. It has very few animals as compared to other large zoos we have been to. They have used a natural landscaping technique which makes the zoo look unkempt. It seemed pricey for what was... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friend took me to the Zoo this past weekend. He knew I wanted to see a red panda my entire life. There were beautiful exhibits from sea life to local wild life and much more. Walking around there were rare beauties, like the red panda and a tiger. The indoor area with many birds and sea life is a... More

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