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Minnesota Zoo

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13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
+1 952-432-9000
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Great family fun

We were passing through and took our kids to the zoo for the day and we had a great time. My... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RiceWP
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
via mobile
Fun, not wheelchair friendly

The zoo itself is gorgeous and huge, have no complaints there, but wheelchair accessibility was not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Olivia P
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La Crosse
via mobile
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird show” (50 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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+1 952-432-9000
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"splash pad"
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"family farm"
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"prairie dogs"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were passing through and took our kids to the zoo for the day and we had a great time. My favorite part was the kangaroo area where there are no fences and the animals can get up and close with the people looking at...More

Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The zoo itself is gorgeous and huge, have no complaints there, but wheelchair accessibility was not so great. There is a lot of steep inclines, which obviously isn't fun on a hot day and makes it a little scary going back down with sweaty palms....More

Thank Olivia P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo was very clean and well maintained but it is too far to walk to everything when there were not many animals to see. We were disappoint to see that they did not have many of the animals we come to expect at a...More

Thank grumpyme
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it was a nice experience. Parking was easy, and the everything flowed nicely together. Besides some animals missing and having a minor amount of space to actually live, it was a good experience. The kangaroos were the highlight, along with a bathing bear. One...More

Thank CaseyM507
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot to see and do at this zoo. Our children enjoyed the wide variety of animals and the farm they were able to visit. It’s pricey, but I feel it’s worth the money.

2  Thank Candy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minnesota Zoo is a very well maintained and cared for zoo. The exhibits are well put together and you can tell the staff truly cares for their animals. The Minnesota Trail was by far my favorite portion of the zoo. During summer months make...More

Thank aarboc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this zoo. Mostly outdoors and great visibility. The tropical area was nice as well. Sharks...so/so. See the bird show and get a taco after!

Thank Victor L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day with very small grand children. The petting farm was the favorite for the 18-month-old. Tropical area birds and animals were incredible. No elephants or giraffes, because they probably wouldn’t survive the winters in Minnesota. But the northern themed animals are...More

Thank carolbyron
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo has a focus on animal who extinct or close to extinction. It's beautiful - I actually worked here when it very first open when I was going to college. They put a lot of thought into the animal's environments. Always so much to...More

Thank cedupont
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

3  Thank Pgaulke
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Jean C
14 July 2018|
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Response from Candy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, they have picnic tables all around the zoo.
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c0ntr0lling
20 June 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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Response from Shaun J | Reviewed this property |
Como Park is depressing. MINNESOTA ZOO was very nice !!!
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