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Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
Phone Number: 952 432 9000
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Love the Zoo, it's a great place to visit with the family. Nice habitats for the most part where animals Seem comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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minneapolis, mn
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minneapolis, mn
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Love the Zoo, it's a great place to visit with the family. Nice habitats for the most part where animals Seem comfortable.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went with the entire family. @ children ,grand parents and ourselves. It was a nice day for the zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to escape the cold and keep the little ones occupied! Staff is so friendly and informative. Much more than just a place to visit , will go again and again. Variety of animals is wonderful!

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Watford City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

good place to visit ---been there many times---grandkids love it friendly staff---lots of zoo to see

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Spencer, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I visited the Minnesota Zoo, and I found it quite disappointing. I have been visiting the zoo for many years, however it has been a couple years since I last visited. The first thing that was not good was that they charge for parking...$7.00. Beings it is in the middle of nowhere, how is one going to get their without... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I'm actually surprised being from MN and doing a search that Como zoo is rated above Minnesota zoo. I was born and raised in Como Park, MN and I still live in MN. The Minnesota Zoo is far superior to Como though..kind of makes me feel like a traitor saying that but it's true. I remember back in the day... More 

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Sacred Heart, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Neat exhibits! Penguins were a real hit! Staff was very helpful! Closes at 4 p.m. however, so get there early!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our family tends to steer clear of Zoo's because we often see unhappy animals in small enclosures. We are happy to report that is not the case for this zoo. There are a few that could be improved , but overall this Zoo is doing an amazing job. Be prepared to walk as the exhibitions are spread out around a... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We've been going to the zoo since it opened. (We live about a mile away) We also tend to visit zoos when we travel. This zoo compares favorably with every zoo we've visited. While they do not display as many animals as San Diego, it is very large and the quality of the exhibits and the way that they show... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The zoo is well managed with many varieties of birds and animals to view in natural, spacious settings that are spread out over many acres. It has a model farm that is great for kids. along with food and drinks. You can spend a few hours or a whole day.

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