Saint Paul, Minnesota
July 7, 2005
The Lake Superior Zoo is by no means the largest zoo around. It cannot boast the collection of animals that major metropolitan zoos have, but it is definitely charming in a different sense.
The zoo is beautifully landscaped - there is a running waterfall, many flowers, and the grounds are kept immaculately clean. They have nine separate exhibits to take in. These range from the children's zoo to the Australian Outback to the Polar Shores.
When you first enter the zoo, you go through Zoo Central. Here, there are many smaller animals to see up close, different birds, snakes, and rodents. Zoo Central also has rotating exhibits - it was bugs when we visited.
The grounds take you on an almost circular path, so you end up back at Zoo Central after you've seen all of the animals. Lake Superior Zoo is small enough that younger children can walk the entire thing. There is also a gift shop and a cafe, which is only open during the summer. The zoo itself is open year-round.
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