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Minnesota Zoo

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Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
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I took a class to have the zoo as a field trip for children as a teacher

The field trip options are wonderful! I also had a family pass for my own family! It has indoor and outdoor options so it is suitable any time. One of the grade levels at my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The field trip options are wonderful! I also had a family pass for my own family! It has indoor and outdoor options so it is suitable any time. One of the grade levels at my school had an overnight experience. How cool is that!

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A perfect place to spend a day with grandchildren and spouse. There is something new to see and learn on each trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live right next to the zoo so it's very convenient for us to visit. We usually buy a membership every year because you go there twice and it's already paid for. The food is expensive though so we always try to eat before-hand. It's a great place to go to during the winter when it's too cold to do... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I love that this Zoo got Sea Otters! As a kid growing up in MN you either came to the Zoo on a field trip with school or your parents or grandparents took you. This Zoo has so many animals, it is a must see in MN.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We took our summer school kid here and had so much fun. Plenty to look at inside and out on the grounds. Had lunch and looked in the gift shops. Petting the stingrays was a big hit with the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

So much fun. Lots of walking. But totally worth it. Even in the cold, you can go to the zoo in any temperature.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Good zoo. Expect lots of walking. The habitats are very nice and large. They are missing most of the African wildlife; zebras, lions, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, rhinos, hippos.... The list goes on. Those are the animals I go to zoos to see. But they did have quite a few animals I've never seen before. We almost missed the tropical building.... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this zoo is Great! We come here often with our children, but we also like to come as a couple just to walk around-walking past the wonderful scenery and the fabulous animal exhibits. Minnesota Zoo also has wonderful music acts in the evenings and fabulous community events. This is a must visit for tourists and locals alike.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

They don't have a full range of animals, but they have several I've never seen before. Well thought out & nice exhibits. Food is a little pricey. Worth the trip

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I love zoos and I especially loved this zoo for it's spread out animal friendly design. On a beautiful fall day my son, husband and I walked through this zoo. It was a Friday and not very busy. The animal enclosures are very well designed giving the animals opportunities to be seen or not to be seen depending on their... More 

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