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Minnesota Zoo

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Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
Phone Number: 952 432 9000
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Dinosaur exhibit awesome!

We took our grandchildren to the zoo specifically to see the dinosaur exhibit. It was as good as expected. Our 4 year old grandson loved it but our 21 month old granddaughter... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the zoo specifically to see the dinosaur exhibit. It was as good as expected. Our 4 year old grandson loved it but our 21 month old granddaughter found it somewhat frightening. Love this zoo! The camel ride was also enjoyable.

Thank Kimraem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with our extended family. The age range for the kids was 6-8 and we spent the entire day at the zoo. We took our time, didn't need to rush to see everything. The kids had an incredibly good time.

Thank Andrew A
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 stars means that I think I could have done something else today and had just as good a time or better. There was nothing really special about the experience. We had a party of 7 including two children at the zoo today. We enjoyed the animal farm where the kids can feed goats and see milk cows. My favorite... More 

Thank EngelkingCGMN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definately a go to for any family. Our kids 8, 12, and 15 all loved it. Very reasonable pricing for entry fee! Something for all ages. The monkeys at the beginning were definitely the favorite for this family. We watched them for a long time! The aquarium is very cool. Our 8 year old loved this because he could touch... More 

Thank jubileedrive
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day at the Zoo. Very large selection of wild life to see and learn about. They also have sessions throughout the day where workers will talk about the different animals. My wife loved the butterfly room!

Thank TennesseeSquire07
Corinth, New York
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was really not all that impressed with the zoo. they charge for all the extra things to do. the dinosaur exhibit was informative but they shouldnt charge extra for it. didnt see some of the animals as they were sleeping or hiding. we have been to lots of zoos in other areas and this wasnt that special. kids would enjoy... More 

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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went yesterday with the grandkids, we love the zoo and the kids love the new Hawaiian monk seal exhibit. We always have lunch at the food court but we were surprised yesterday that the pizza shop had been updated - the burger shop had a name and had tripled in size and the now have a Erbert and Gerbert’s sub... More 

Thank Retiredbeanctr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been to the Zoo in many years! This was a real treat! The sea life section was my favorite part! If you like seeing wild animals, this is the place!

Thank BD R
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to spend the day at the zoo over the fourth of July weekend. This zoo is well taken care of and they give the animals a lot of space to be able to roam around, which is always nice to see. Sometimes I feel like the animals are squeezed into places that are too small for them. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My class came here from Canada. Great place to come to, very big and very interesting. There are different sections for different places where animals come from. The penguin area was really nice, with two times when you can see the penguins being fed. Good layout, and very easy to know where you are with the signs. The aquarium was... More 

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