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“Not too big-great with a membership”
Review of Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We only live 10 miles from the zoo so have a membership every year for the last 10 years as our kids are 13, 11, and 5.
Something new seems to open every year. Great in the winter with indoor Tropics Trail and In/out MN Trail. Great in the summer for water fun, playgrounds and nice walks. Can do the Grizzlys and Russia trail even in winter. Love the new Bird show theater.
If you live within 30 miles of the zoo-totally worth it to get a membership as the family membership pays for itself after 2 visits. Bring your own lunch/snack to save money. For an extra treat, share a large basket of waffle fries from the food court. They are great!
The butterfly garden in the summer is fantastic.
Do not like the fake rocks they have built up around the penguin and grizzly exhibit. Too high and too treacherous for kids. Wish they just put in steps or benches for viewing.
If you are coming from out of town, check for reciprocity with any zoo membership you might have in your area.
I recommend the zoo for families especially with kids 10 and under.

Thank bethjos
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great day at the zoo, kid had fun. Big cats were out and active. The only downside is cost of food. We were there on good Friday and it was crazy busy, most people had the same idea I did.

Thank skiPatrolDude
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I took my children to the Minnesota Zoo on spring break. It was a very nice experience. Staff were helpful and polite, the entire grounds were clean and all the attractions appeared to be well taken care of. I look forward to returning next year.

Thank Vince S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you can, try to get there as early as possible. The crowd is lighter, the zoo keepers are feeding the animals, and the animals are more active. Stay to watch the shark feeding, it's pretty cool.

Thank Kayakgirl27
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Incredible visit. Totally awesome. So interactive. clean,neat,hospitality first class. Caretakers wonderful. Animals in gorgeous,well looked after condition.

Thank Anne G
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