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Minnesota Zoo

#1 of 6 things to do in Apple Valley Features Animals
13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
+1 952-432-9000
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13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199
+1 952-432-9000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of walking in a beautiful setting; but often a huge fenced in area and you had to look and look to find the animal that was supposedly living in the area. Loved the center area near the gate where the families played and cute...More

Thank DNelson2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the zoo and the variety of animals but it is a lot of walking for us grandparents but the kids loved it. I know it's just not COOL these days but it wouldn't hurt to make a couple of smoking areas in this...More

Thank Kurt I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has a membership here and we always make enough trips here to pay for it and then some. Our kids love going and usually only make it through half of it before they get tired.

Thank N_Racing56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For two adults and parking, you're already almost 50$ in. Not a issue for us, but definitely could be for large families. That said, it was worth it. Large and well maintained exhibits, clean and pleasant walking paths with lots of shade, active animals and...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Minnesota Zoo, in Apple Valley, Minnesota, is a great place to visit for families, seniors, solo, couples, youth - everybody! It has something for everyone! Wonderful animal exhibits, demonstrations of penguins being fed, seal shows, sharks being fed, and more. Great indoor and outdoor...More

Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to spend the day if the weather is nice. We went on a sunny day and most of the animals were outside and sunning themselves. I've heard that sometimes the animals are hard to see in their natural settings, but we...More

Thank cbarnyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Zoo as something different to do on a really windy day. We were both so impressed with how much there was to do and see! It was definitely worth the 19$ entrance, I would of even paid more! Almost all the...More

Thank gretelv14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well-thought-out zoo facility with plenty of activities for families, including not one but two playgrounds. Because of the winters, some is indoors and some outdoors, but it's all fun and comfortable. Be forewarned: There's lots of walking, and some sections are hilly,...More

2  Thank tomcat33333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently did the backstage with otters program with my eight-year old niece. It was great and worth every penny. Megan took us to an office space and gave a short presentation about otters and let us know what we would be doing for the...More

Thank megehen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four really enjoy coming out to the MN Zoo at least once a month as members. It's big enough that if we don't make it to some of the attractions, we'll save it for another day. We enjoy the outdoor exhibits and...More

Thank Bee X
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Rhonda V
What has a better assortment of animals MN zoo or Como Park Zoo? We only have time for one and debating what one to take my kids ages 9,7,and 5 to.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Shaun J | Reviewed this property |
Como Park is depressing. MINNESOTA ZOO was very nice !!!
Jennifer K
Do they offer a AAA discount?
24 June 2016|
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Response from Cynthia O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $2 off for adults and $1 off for youth & seniors.
Is there a fee to ride the monorail? Also, are there stops for it through the entire zoo?
1 March 2016|
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Response from redmnsrt4 | Reviewed this property |
The monorail is no longer running.