Minnesota State Zoo - Apple Valley, MN
The Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN features 2,300 animals, representing 400 different species. The zoo is one of the finest zoos in the U.S. Visitors to the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley are invited to observe the animals-in-residence in a variety of habitats.
The Russian Grizzly Coast gets you closer to nature than you've ever been. The Tropics Trail - the Minnesota Zoo's hometown version to the rainforest of southeastern Asia - features lemurs, tree kangaroos and other animals, while the Northern Trail is home to such creatures as pumas, wolverines, wolves, caribou, moose, tigers and camels. The Wells Fargo Farm, open seasonally, is a working farm where children and adults alike may interact with their favorite furry friends. The Minnesota State Zoo is also home to Discovery Bay, a 1.1-million-gallon refuge for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sharks and rays. The Comcast Dolphin Show is held daily at the 800-seat Dolphin Stadium. Other Minnesota Zoo events include the KAYTEE World of Birds Show along with shark and fish feedings.
For a different perspective on the animals at the Northern Trail, visitors may enjoy a narrated ride on the Minnesota Zoo monorail. Another attraction at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley is the Great Clips IMAX Theater, which shows films in 2D, IMAX 3D and IMAX DMR (remastered Hollywood movies).
The Minnesota Zoo is located approximately 10 miles from the Mall of America and about 20 miles outside the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952-431-9200 or 800-366-7811
24-hour Information: 952-431-9500
GreatClips IMAX Theatre
Box Office Phone: 952-997-9720 or 952-997-9721
Minnesota Zoo IMAX Information: 952-431-4629 or 877-660-4629
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