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Minnesota Zoo

Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
Phone Number: 952 432 9000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Duluth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Minnesota Zoo is huge, with never ending sights to see. Many animals to see, from the north, south, to animals from the ocean. Touristy place to visit if you are from out of town. I would highly recommend a visit to this zoo

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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The zoo is far from the way it used to be. There was enough there to keep the kids interested but you can see everything in just a couple hours. I expected it to take the whole afternoon.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The zoo was excellent - the grounds/landscaping was just as much an attraction as were the exhibits. The show of great birds was well worth it for adults and children! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is practically a water park too - kids were having a blast in this fountain area. The food options were good as well... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Last summer I brought several family members who were visiting to this zoo and I was completely impressed with how fun the zoo was for everyone. The zoo has great exhibits and you really feel like you are getting up close to the animals. I brought my 12 year old step sister and seriously haven't seen a kid get that... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I stopped at the zoo on a Saturday morning during a recent business trip to teh area. I was limited in time and could not go through the entire zoo. Being December, it was fairly cold with some snow. Much of the zoo is housed in a large building towards the front. There are entire exhibits like the tropics that... More 

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Battle Lake, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The trails were kept up nicely. Food choices were nice. Staff was very friendly and helpful. When it first opened the animals were in a very natural setting. Now they just pace at the gates and look kinda pathetic. Was once a great improvement over the concrete Como Zoo but not anymore.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

AS usual, the MN Zoo never fails to entertain myself and my family. I love that they are always looking for new ways to update and improve the facility and the exhibits. My only gripe is that they got rid of the monorail (I know it was a money/upkeep issue) but I liked it...lol. I also think the prices for... More 

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Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very nice zoo from what I could tell. Visited after Christmas so some exhibits were closed. Very clean, lots to do indoors which I appreciated as im not a fan of cold weather. The kids loved the stingrays. A lot of interactive things for them to do. I put my big girl pants on, went outside and braved it for... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Enjoyed the experience of IMAX watching The Hobbit - literally come to life and fill the theater. Very clean, plenty of seating and free parking.

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