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Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo

Apple Valley
  • Steve R.
    "Spring for the membership if you can, definitely worth it"(9 Tips)
    John V.
    "New penguin exhibit is tiny, crowds were insane."(3 Tips)
    "Grizzly Coast otter exhibit play with the otters"(3 Tips)
    Meghan W.
    "round windows to the right of the shark tank"(2 Tips)
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  • Kevin M.
  • Natalya G.
    Good big animals. However was upset that tram was out, or the ride to the farm family wasn't functioning either.
  • Jon G.
    See the bears!
  • Jeremy L.
    Best zoo in MN. Lots to see, plus an awesome IMAX theater.
  • Guy L.
    Guy LundstenMarch 24
    Always an awesome experience
  • Lindsey B.
    Lindsey BenjaminFebruary 10
    This Is A Great Place 2 Go 2 With Your Friends or Family & Definitely When U Have Nothing 2 Do in The Wintertime I Recommend 2 Come 2 The ZOO & I Got 2 PET A SHARK🐠 my favorite animals are the monkey
  • Sean V.
    Sean VoyseyDecember 17, 2015
    The Penguin exhibit is just like the real thing in Simons town SA
  • Ian P.
    Ian PirnerOctober 19, 2015
    Northern trail is beautiful. Tropics are very cool, but often quite busy.
  • Gerald E.
    Gerald E. NigmaSeptember 5, 2015
    The annual membership is actually a good deal. Especially if you have a family.
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LenzSeptember 3, 2015
    Outdoor animals and farm
  • Rob V.
    Rob VernonJuly 1, 2015
    A great variety of animals unique to this zoo and many you won't see anywhere else!
  • Ellen G.
    Ellen GoettschJanuary 25, 2015
    Grizzly coast
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaCountJanuary 2, 2015
    I love this zoo but it is an EXPENSIVE day out. However it's nicely kept up and there's so many animals. :)
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 8, 2014
    Beautiful facility. Grab a coupon online, or use your AAA membership for a discount.
  • Beth K.
    Beth KlehrAugust 29, 2014
    Zoo time with Auntie Gracie & Grammy:-)
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MurrayAugust 22, 2014
    Ask about the secret penguin escape tunnel.
  • Joy W.
    Joy WAugust 11, 2014
    Great place to visit in all seasons. Try to catch the bird show or a close encounter.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrunsAugust 9, 2014
    A lot of great exhibits and wildlife. Well worth the price of admission.
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 8, 2014
    Great Zoo. Good for Kids. IMAX theater is big. Be sure to google a coupon. Parking is expensive at $7
  • Greg W.
    Greg W.August 7, 2014
    Big bugs have been a great follow up to the dinosaurs. All the exhibits and animals are worth the visit.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MeachamJuly 7, 2014
    St. Paul Farmers’ Market at the Minnesota Zoo Wednesdays | Noon – 4:00 pm July 9 - September 3
  • Candace M.
    Candace McCordJune 1, 2014
    I love this zoo. I recommend a membership. Totally worth it.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LakemanMarch 22, 2014
    Penguins, seahorses, and starfish were my favorite. My daughter's first trip to the zoo and she had a blast! I was so surprised at how much there was to do at the zoo in the winter. Great place!
  • Debra S.
    Debra StaackMarch 18, 2014
    This is a great place to visit in the middle of winter. It's a great place to let your kids get some energy out.
  • Green Mill Restaurant & Bar
    Worked up an appetite after a day of fun at the zoo? Head to Green Mil and check out our menu of pizzas, pastas, salads, and more! Read more
  • Anastasia M.
    Anastasia MaierJanuary 20, 2014
    It's a zoo here.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CookOctober 27, 2013
    Ride the tractor to the Farm. Too far to walk.
  • Steph S.
    Steph SmithOctober 5, 2013
    See the bird show, close encounters and animal training!
  • George M.
    George McGowanAugust 12, 2013
    A family membership is a great investment, letting you visit in manageable lengths of time, first shot at summer concert tix and zoo camp -- this place is a treasure
  • Pez
    PezJuly 27, 2013
    The tigers can be interestingly creepy and fun. They kept pacing back and forth near the visitors. Maybe they're thinking that we're dinner.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SandeJuly 13, 2013
    Make a point to see a concert here
  • Brenda V.
    Butterflies open June 15
  • Shrinidhi S.
    Eat at the Grizzly Coast Cafe. Some of the better zoo food I've had.
  • Kimberly U.
    Kimberly UrbanMay 27, 2013
    Go to Dinosaur exhibit first then monorail second. You get half off the monorail.
  • billijo h.
    billijo hendersonMay 11, 2013
    Bring a lunch
  • Scott N.
    Scott NelsonApril 20, 2013
    Plan your visit to see bear training/feeding.....the bears respond to colored discs the bear keepers hold..... Very interesting
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FoehlApril 14, 2013
    Pack your own lunch. The food offerings are dreadful if you prefer healthy, wholesome AND tasty.
  • Ali H.
    Ali HalbmaierApril 7, 2013
    Farm babies!
  • Anne A.
    Anne AssaultahMarch 12, 2013
    See hundreds of animals, from dolphins to tigers.
  • Angela K.
    Angela KurtzFebruary 16, 2013
    Become a member and visit all year long free of charge! Plus discounts on attractions.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJanuary 22, 2013
    Did you know? The zoo's Asian wild horse breeding program has helped bring the species back from the brink of extinction. Herds descended from a Minnesota Zoo stallion are thriving in the wild!
  • Lapakko
    LapakkoJanuary 13, 2013
    Become a member today. You'll be cooler if you do!
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WJanuary 5, 2013
    The black bears are so adorable!!
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen SDecember 9, 2012
    Great place all year round! Busy during the summer and relaxing during the Winter. Take the kids to get their energy out!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SwartzAugust 25, 2012
    The bears seem to be more active mid to late morning.
  • Jakob C.
    Jakob ChromeyJuly 6, 2012
    See the dinosaur thing its 4 bucks but its worth it
  • Kari S.
    Kari SvobodaJune 2, 2012
    Zoo does not have straws for drinks. Bring a cup with lid and straw from home.
  • Alicia T.
    Alicia TaylorApril 13, 2012
    Bring your camera
  • Robert O.
    Robert O'ConnellApril 10, 2012
    Go first thing in the morning . . . or later in the evening to avoid the crowds.
    Lapakko.comMarch 14, 2012
    One of my favorite date spots in Minnesota! Definitely buy a season pass and then watch this "Do Your Waddle" video -
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