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Monkey Time at the Minnesota Zoo

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A June 2006 trip to Minneapolis by melissabowman

Minnesota Zoo Photo, Apple Valley, Minnesota More Photos
Quote: The Minnesota Zoo is like no other zoo I have ever been to.

Monkey Time at the Minnesota Zoo

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Minnesota Zoo Photo, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Our trip to the Minnesota Zoo is one that started out very interesting and then ended up to be a great day and a huge success. When we first go there it took us an hour to park, get ready to go, get tickets, and make it to the first place (Discovery Bay) I then realized I had forgotten something in the car. So while my son and I looked around and enjoyed the area, my husband ran back to the car. We then went on to the Dolphin Show, which was quite good and entertaining I must say. After the show was over we realized that it was lunchtime and we better stop before we get too far into the park. We then found the huge food court and we decided to eat there. After getting our food and sitting down to...Read More

Call of the Wild Food Court

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Call of the Wild Food Court Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Call of the Wild- that is the name of the food court at the Minnesota Zoo. This is the first zoo I have ever been to that actually had a food court. Literally, a food court with several different places to choose from. It looked like a mall food court. It was indoor and air-conditioned with tons of sitting room and bathrooms. The food court had a sandwich shop, a hamburger shop, Mexican food, and pizza. There were tons of dessert and lots of options to choose from for dessert. The prices were actually not that bad. Of course they were a little high being the zoo, but I think both my husband and I got meals for around 5 or 6 dollars. The main problem was that things came as a meal and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Call of the Wild Food Court
Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, Minnesota
(952) 431-9200

Minnesota Zoo

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Attraction | "Dolphin Show"

Minnesota Zoo Photo, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Unlike many zoos, and more commonly found at Sea World, the Minnesota Zoo had dolphins and a very cool dolphin show in their Discovery Bay area. The show goes every 2 hours and can be found at the Discovery Bay.They show presented two dolphins, and they preformed the show. The show was very informative and they showed us lots of fun stuff with the dolphins. The two dolphins that were showed had recently gotten in a fight so they had several scratches and could not do several of the high jumps they normally do. The trainers did plenty of other fascinating tricks that made up for the lack of jumps. The dolphins could do so many things like wave, make different noises, splash us, (be carefu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-9500

Minnesota Zoo

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Attraction | "Family Fun Farm"

Minnesota Zoo Photo, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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This zoo had something all too familiar to me and very surprising to see in the zoo. Being from a small town in the middle of nowhere (well almost) and having an Ag College I am no stranger to the farm animals. The Minnesota Zoo had a unique and fascinating farm area. I was actually quite impressed even though this was something I was very familiar with. There was a whole section dedicated to farm life and farm animals with a petting zoo and many shows, explanations and exhibits to view. When you first begin your way to the farm area, you will hit an old barn with silos and a windmill. The barn had an old grain elevator and was the stop for a tractor ride into the family fun farm if ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-9500

Minnesota Zoo

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Attraction | "IMAX Theater/ Playgrounds"

Minnesota Zoo Photo, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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The Minnesota zoo is full of entertainment and children friendly activities. At the same location as the zoo is a huge big screen IMAX Theater. The Imax is not in the zoo but outside the zoo and is open to all. The zoo also had a few play grounds and play areas for kids. This was great to see.IMAXThe IMAX is a 3-D movie theater that has huge screens. This IMAX Theater is located at the zoo but is not really part of the zoo. You have to pay for is separately but any one can go. They do have some combination packages that include the IMAX and the zoo. The IMAX shows a variety of movies and they are for all ages. The prices for traditional IMAX films: $9 adult, $7 childr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-9500

Minnesota Zoo

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Attraction | "Tropical/ Minnesota Trails"

Minnesota Zoo Photo, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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In an enclosed and slightly air-conditioned building is a Tropical trail which, ventures into the world of the lush rainforest, and a Minnesota trail which, displays animal and exhibits that display the animals that make Minnesota there home. Both exhibits are in the same building, one is off to the right and the other is off to the left. Both are filled with animals of all kinds and plenty to read and learn about. Tropical TrailThe tropical trail consists of lush rainforest with green foliage and beautiful orchids, which line the windy path that takes you through and gives you a feel of the rainforest. In here you will find animals like lemurs, inquisitive gibbons and agile ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-9500