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“love it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sibley Park Zoo

Sibley Park Zoo
800 Sibley Park Road NE, Mankato, MN
507-387-8624
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Mankato
Type: Zoos
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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I love the variety of human friendly animals who want to interact with visitors! The city is doing a great job on this park!

Visited August 2012
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Mankato, Minnesota
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“Nice and Quaint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Don't expect and overr the top traditional zoo. This is a simple mom and pop operation and veru casual affair. During the winter and the holiday lights there are reindeer.

Visited November 2012
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Mankato, Minnesota
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“New additions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Sibley park zoo has come a long way from what it once was. The expansion has come along nicely and the new play area is so much fun.

Visited August 2012
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“Small and Sweet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The park itself is very pretty, along the Minnesota River bottom. A nice place to take kids and let them run. Zoo is quite small.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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“Worth a Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I occasionally go to Sibley Park with my girlfriend to see the animals. It's a clean park, the animals are well tempered, and there are wide walkways so waiting to get by a group is a rarity. They have a beautiful koi pond and a wide variety of cute animals (I highly recommend seeing the pot-bellied pigs). It is also connected to a beautiful park with areas for get-togethers, sports, and picnics. There are a few drawbacks however. The park restrooms do not provide soap which is especially bad considering the main point is petting farm animals. It can be a gamble for dates as there are usually screaming children running about with little to no adult supervision. Some of the animals need more care, such as the sheep needing to be sheared in hot weather. It is also impossible to find any staff or maintenance crew. It needs some work and is usually better for families, but is still worth a visit.

Visited July 2012
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