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Minnesota Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great afternoon for kids

Lots of animals to see and friendly staff. Some of the exhibits were closed but for late November... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Central City, Iowa
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Fabulous morning

My son came here in the morning and enjoyed our visit. It was a cool day so we basically had the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank 209iand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank hopeforsun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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!!

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

Thank lcdemar
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Love going to the MN zoo. Grandkids have so many animals they love to visit. Staff is helpful in explaining about the animals and their habits. Wanted to see the tapir baby, but it wasn't out. Wish they hadn't advertised it was, since it was...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful zoo. It’s lots of walking and the animals definitely have lots of space in their enclosures . They are also very up close . The parking was rather weird from what we were use to you pay when you go get your tickets ....More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I think it is a mistake that you can't see the zoo listing under Minneapolis or St. Paul as we would have missed going here on a recent visit to St Paul. Our Zoo card decreased admission by 50% and it was ~ 80 bucks...More

Thank GLars
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool exhibits, nice sized zoo. Animals seemed well taken care of. Some exhibits allowed us to walk close to the animals. Was surprised it cost $48 for an adult/teenager and parking. Easy walks, not a ton of hills. Nice rainforest exhibit, mini aquarium area,...More

Thank Christy N
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Jean C
July 14, 2018|
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Response from 87candyb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, they have picnic tables all around the zoo.
June 19, 2018|
Response from jordandemarre | Reviewed this property |
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
Rhonda V
March 10, 2017|
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Response from mechdesignerbill |
My choice is Como. Much less walking, easy to see animals, & cheap.