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Minnesota Zoo

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

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Huge zoo, worth the ticket price

The ticket price is hefty compared to the Duluth Zoo, or the free Como Zoo, but you get a lot more at this place. And they do a lot of conservation efforts so its going towards a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The ticket price is hefty compared to the Duluth Zoo, or the free Como Zoo, but you get a lot more at this place. And they do a lot of conservation efforts so its going towards a good cause. The outdoor loop is the best, the new Hawaiian monk seal is ehh. MN trail is my favorite, and tropics is... More 

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Ontario
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 9 am opening and we finally left at 1 pm! My four and two year old really enjoyed all if the exhibits. Lots of walking so be sure to bring a stroller if you gave little ones. Good mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits. You are allowed to bring food into park and picnic areas are set up.... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent place to take your family or for a school field trip. In the summer, the zoo has their outdoor concert series which is always a lot of fun. Definitely a must see if you are in town visiting the Mall of America!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit, good walking areas outside to walk and visit, there is even a farm there to see...on rainy days plenty of fun times to have touring inside the zoo to see many animals in their similar habitat..

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I first visited the Minnesota Zoological Gardens (as they were called at that time) in April 1978. My most recent visit was on my birthday, and we had just as much fun as we did back in 1978. While I was in elementary school, my classmates and I actually raised money at a school carnival to purchase the beluga whales.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great mixture of indoor and outdoor viewing. This lets you go even if there's an immanent storm or it's too hot to stay outside. The only downside was the food with very few health choices and most things closed when we were there on a Friday late afternoon.

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Moose Lake
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to go the Minnesota zoo for a few years now. We finally picked a beautiful Saturday to head out. The grounds to the zoo are beautiful and well maintained. However, I thought there'd be more exotic animals. I was expecting giraffes, lions maybe some elephants. I felt there could be more variety to the wild life.... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We spent 6 hours here today and walked about 2 miles before we saw everything (we think). It was a blast for our two year old and it was a treat for us parents as well. It was hot and humid but was made up for by all the great sights. I do wish it was laid out a bit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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256 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We saw Michael McDonald last night. No bugs and great weather. Great place for a summer concert. The whole amphitheater feels very intimate. Places to have casual food and drinks. I would highly recommend it. Love the variety of artists year after year.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited the Zoo with 5 adults and 5 children, 1 2 year old, 2 4 year olds, a 5 year old and a 7 year old. As a family with animal loving boys, we have been to many many Zoos! MN Zoo was average compared to them, it is on the spendy side compared to Zoos that are MUCH... More 

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Additional Information about Minnesota Zoo

Address: Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
Phone Number: 952 432 9000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Apple Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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