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Owatonna Attractions: What to do & Places to Visit in Owatonna
"Housed in an unassuming warehouse, this zoo is well worth the drive to visit. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and lack of a heavy reptile smell normally associated with zoos like this. There are a variety of sizes of both displays and reptiles, including a huge alligator. They also have..." educational programs at which time a zoo employee handles several animals and talks about their habitat and foods. They patiently accept questions from the children in the audience and after they are done they offer to let everyone touch a very large snake and a small alligator. They also offer photographs taken with the snake or alligator for a very small fee. There was much more to see than we expected even after we entered the building, and we spent a couple of hours there. I would definitely recommend and I would like to visit again.
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"I rated this place 4/5 stars because my hubby loves it and would give it 5/5, but I am not into it so much and would have given it 3/5, so I compromised.
We took our two boys to visit here in December 2012 on the way home from the Mall of America. Their animal displays are all done up very nicel..."y and the kiddos enjoyed looking at them and taking pictures. There is a fish tank area to check out also. Santa also made a stop while we were here, and our 7-year-old liked that. Also, Cabela's gave a free pic of kiddos with Santa, which was a nice touch.
The food in the restaurant upstairs was okay. It is a good place to try if you like wild game for a meal, which I don't, but my husband loves. There are some other things on the menu though, so you don't have to eat that if you don't want to. The selection was not huge though.
The store has just about anything a hunter or outdoorsman would want, and the hubby could spend the whole day just walking around the place and looking at a...
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