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Minnesota Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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Super fun zoo with plenty to see

The Minnesota zoo is full of happy animals and informational habitats. The zoo has spacious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ausdemsee
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Berlin, Germany
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Fantastic service/amazing unique animals

Excellent customer service from all employees and volunteers. Animals/ birds/fish from all over the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
daisymae531
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Minnesota zoo is full of happy animals and informational habitats. The zoo has spacious enclosures. The animals all seem to display normal behaviour and the staff is super nice. Going during a weekday afternoon is a perfect time to miss the crowd and have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Excellent customer service from all employees and volunteers. Animals/ birds/fish from all over the world. Russia exhibit is very cool. MN exhibit is excellent, especially the otters & wolves. Loved the dragon & seahorses, jellyfish, and ability to touch sealife. Superb gift shop. Yummy Nathan’s...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank daisymae531
Reviewed December 31, 2018

If you live here in Minnesota, get a membership! I had one and took my children and their friends here regularly. It is an amazing zoo that keeps the animals in "their habitat", a more natural setting, instead of the cages we are used to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Minnesota Zoo is the one and only place to see lots of different kinds and types of animals. Make this a stop when visiting Minnesota.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Lots of animals to see and friendly staff. Some of the exhibits were closed but for late November they had quite a few open.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

My son came here in the morning and enjoyed our visit. It was a cool day so we basically had the whole grounds to ourselves and wandered around viewing the animals. The tiger was quite vocal, and my son loved it. The shark area was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Not at all what was expected. You get more interaction with animals visiting a local pet store. Misguided, uneventful, boring and unplanned. I kept feeling like I was back in school, constantly being watched and event leaders presented to us as if we were children....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were visiting for a wedding and had couple days on our own. We went to the zoo and spent 4 hours there, The animals are well taken care of. The coral reef aquarium was the best I have seen, Everything so clean and variety...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SueAndy2013
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We’re zoo members but came in for the special jack o lantern night. It was awesome! Lots of activities for the kids, staff was amazing as usual, and the pumpkins were amazing!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikebN5231FW
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We are from out of town but make a point to visit the zoo wherever we go. The highlights of this zoo are the Kangaroo Crossing (where you can walk among kangaroos and wallabies) and the snow monkeys (most energetic animals we saw during our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jean C
July 14, 2018|
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Yes you can, they have picnic tables all around the zoo.
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June 19, 2018|
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Children 3-12 years old are $12 each, Adults 13 - 64 years old are $18 each, Seniors 65+ years old are $12 each. Parking is $7, Buses $10 and Motor Coaches $15. Stroller rental $5 for a single and $8 for a double.There are... More
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Rhonda V
March 10, 2017|
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My choice is Como. Much less walking, easy to see animals, & cheap.
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