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13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
+1 952-432-9000
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Boring - Go to Como Park for free

My wife and I went hoping for a good day. The weather was good but this place has gone way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pgaulke
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great generational fun

Great fun for three generations. The new kangaroo exhibit was exceptional and even offered a chance... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
drsager
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Hastings, MN
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird show” (48 reviews)
“discovery bay” (21 reviews)
“indoor exhibits” (22 reviews)
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13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
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"bird show"
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"sea otters"
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"grizzly bear"
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"splash pad"
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"african animals"
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"family farm"
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"kangaroo exhibit"
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"prairie dogs"
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"family membership"
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"tropical area"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I went hoping for a good day. The weather was good but this place has gone way downhill. I went when I was a kids with a mono rail and great exhibits. It was so boring I was embarrassed for my state....More

2  Thank Pgaulke
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great fun for three generations. The new kangaroo exhibit was exceptional and even offered a chance to feed some of them! I was impressed with the effort to nsi train a natural habitat while providing such close proximity! We will return again and again!

Thank drsager
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I LOVE going here for the IMAX experience! They get top movies and you get to select your own seats, which is very nice. You can call, walk in, or make your reservation on-line (with a fee). They also have other films having to do...More

Thank lmnewman56
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lot of fun here. Though it is not the MOST impressive zoo I have ever visited, there is still a diverse array of animals (Their speciality here seems to be northern animals, less African - there is no elephant or giraffe), and...More

Thank jtcarr96
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from out of town, we were really impressed with the spacious habitat. Many of the animals(bears, tigers, lemurs, etc,) are from Siberia and China, making them compatible with the relatively cold climate. In addition there are kangaroos and camels and a bird exhibit. We...More

1  Thank colleen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting more from the great reviews. To me, it was not worth the $18 per person plus $7 parking. I understand zoos are geared toward children, however it would be nice if maybe the last couple of hours during the day for adults...More

1  Thank Holly P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the bird show! Total awesome! Highly recommend it! We learned a lot about different birds, also! It was neat to see Coconut perform.

Thank C S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy having a membership and take full advantage of it. When you go often, you start to see the animals personality. My husband and I take the grandkids often and because of our membership we may only stay a few hours at a time....More

Thank luvgoodstuff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a wonderful opportunity to stay overnight at the MN Zoo with his cub scout pack April 13th. There are several packages you can chose from depending on the time of the year and how many people will be attending. It...More

Thank jordandemarre
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Como Zoo is great for families who don't want to do a ton of walking, but if you want to spend an entire day at the zoo, this is the place for you. The majority of the trails have great spacing where you don't feel...More

2  Thank Shawzzy
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c0ntr0lling
June 19, 2018|
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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
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Rhonda V
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Shaun J | Reviewed this property |
Como Park is depressing. MINNESOTA ZOO was very nice !!!
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Jennifer K
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Cynthia O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $2 off for adults and $1 off for youth & seniors.
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