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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 4 days ago via mobile

We had parked at the south entrance so we entered the zoo closest to the rain forest (as I call it) exhibit. Goodness if the zoo was just this exhibit I would have been happy! It took as an hour just to get through it...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love the zoo. It is fabulous and lots of fun. But the parking - they really need more signs on how to get out. I was not the only one having problems that is for sure. There were several of us doing u turns...More

Thank Betty O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being members we go several times a year - first time this year we loved the temporary summer only Australia exhibit I was surprised the 35 kangaroos and wallaby roamed free It was fun to see the little ones in the pouch

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've gone annually since it opened. We went to San Diego Zoo a few years ago and it wasn't better and we paid 3x the admission rate. TIP: this is a "natural environment" enclosure zoo. BINOCULARS are very helpful. SUNBLOCK is a must. First-timers should...More

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend the Minnesota Zoo to anyone looking for something fun to do on a hot and boring day. I personally go to SES which is a school connected with the MN Zoo, so I have been to the zoo many times and know...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out, very natural. Impressed by how close you were to the animals. Small but worth the trip. Has a splash pad we did not know about for kids to splash around in. They sell some kids swim suits at gift shop. Carousel for...More

Thank Jacqueline K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took family to zoo before Memorial Day and there were lots of school kids there. would advise to go after Memorial day. Some exhibits were not open until the after the 26th of May and we went on the 25th. The kangaroo area was one...More

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of cool animals here. My son liked it it a lot more than my daughter, but I Loved it. There is a lot of walking, which can get sketchy if you are wearing sandals or crocs or soething like that. It...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older exhibits and many were overgrown so animals were difficult to see. Inside areas were nice but again viewing options were limited. Still a nice zoo and would recommend visiting.

Thank grandmadank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice use of spaces for the animals,great for kids.... and plenty of walking. Love the Bear area especially when they come up so close to the glass. The signage could have been a little better fro directions. Too bad the distance to the Bison is...More

Thank joeswartz
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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.
10 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.