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Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN MN 55124
Phone Number:
+1 952-432-9000
09:00 - 06:00
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Sun 09:00 - 06:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 06:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Great walking paths

As a zoo lover, this one is definitely in my top 5. Super clean with nice, wide walking trails. Buying tickets was frustrating as the line I chose had families in front of me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Deltona, Florida
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Deltona, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a zoo lover, this one is definitely in my top 5. Super clean with nice, wide walking trails. Buying tickets was frustrating as the line I chose had families in front of me buying annual passes. I would suggest a different line for that, as I only needed 3 tickets. It's awesome that they allow outside food & drinks... More 

Thank Luv2travel32738
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day trip packed with fun , especially for young children....simply loved the grizzly bear and shark exhibits... The penguins were fun to watch.... Barn visit was very nice. The dinosaur exhibit is very thrilling for young kids Zoo is maintained clean.

Thank jasjas867
Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Minnesota Zoo is a great place to visit in the winter. Most people go in the summer months, but what better place to find temps in the 70's and humidity during a Minnesota winter than the Tropics Trail at the Minnesota Zoo! The zoo has a large range of indoor exhibits to be explored in heated comfort. They also... More 

Thank Celrek
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled to the zoo for a quick family day trip. As it was the dead of winter we were looking for something to break up the blahs. Our children loved running around checking out the animals. The indoor tropical area and Discovery bay were highlights.

Thank Nathan K
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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520 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Minnesota Zoo is a bit pricey, but there isn't another comparable zoo in 500-1000 miles. Even on a cold winters day there are plenty of indoor exhibits to entertain someone for hours. Their indoor exhibits are quite extensive. All of their indoor exhibits are located in one very large building or complex, so there's no reason to worry about... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The field trip options are wonderful! I also had a family pass for my own family! It has indoor and outdoor options so it is suitable any time. One of the grade levels at my school had an overnight experience. How cool is that!

Thank j0yce197
Rosemount, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A perfect place to spend a day with grandchildren and spouse. There is something new to see and learn on each trip.

Thank jc060973tc
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We live right next to the zoo so it's very convenient for us to visit. We usually buy a membership every year because you go there twice and it's already paid for. The food is expensive though so we always try to eat before-hand. It's a great place to go to during the winter when it's too cold to do... More 

Thank Charlene N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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261 reviews
94 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love that this Zoo got Sea Otters! As a kid growing up in MN you either came to the Zoo on a field trip with school or your parents or grandparents took you. This Zoo has so many animals, it is a must see in MN.

Thank tif316
Farmington, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We took our summer school kid here and had so much fun. Plenty to look at inside and out on the grounds. Had lunch and looked in the gift shops. Petting the stingrays was a big hit with the kids.

Thank kfarm2016

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