Traveler’s Guide to Minnesota Zoos
Since Minnesota borders Canada and has well over 10,000 lakes and forests such as Chippewa and Superior national forests, Minnesota Zoos offer a great habitat for keeping animals safe and protected. These zoos have both local animals as well as many other species from all over the world. They also offer great educational experiences to both adults and children interested in zoology as well as Ethology.
Located in Apple Valley, Minnesota Zoo is an aza-accredited institution with a great diversity of animals such as bison, black bears, Bali Mynah many kinds of monkeys and much more. This is a good place for all members of the family. The ticket price of admission here is just under $20 for adults and $14 for kids. The bonus is of you become a member the admission becomes free of charge. The membership price ranges from $65 to $250 for one induvial and groups respectively. As for the parking, you need to pay a small fee if you are not a member, however, it of free of charge for the member card holders.
Hemker Park and Zoo
Hemker Park and Zoo is one of oldest running Minnesota Zoos that you can visit in this sate. This recreational zoo opened its doors to families in 1977 and since has been a local favorite place to spend time in this park. You can find this place in Freeport city offering well over 50 species that the gathered from all over the globe. Also, they have a program which is dedicated to Rhino conservation which is set to conserve this animal and prevent its extinction.
Some of the animals here include giraffes, kangaroos, bobcats, red pandas, swans and a few more. For a duration of 6 month starting beginning of May until the end of October you visit here by purchasing either one time entry pass for $20 or a season family pass of $175 that covers for 2 adults and 2 kids for the entirety of this season.
Lake Superior Zoo
Lake Superior Zoo is the 19th oldest Zoo in the United States and amongst the cheaper Minnesota Zoos to visit. The cost of admission here is around $14 for adults and and half that price for children. They have over 140 species of animals inhabiting this zoo like tigers, monkeys, bears as well as otters. Moreover, you can participate in their carnivore feeding tours where you can feed tigers and grisly bears.
Como Park is another one of Minnesota Zoos that actually has animals and gardens in its premise. Located in Saint Paul, this park offers some of the most unique gardens that you can see. Overall, it is a great place for family and children which you can visit all year round. If you do not have a personal car, you can get the Route 3 and Route 83 buses that provide direct service to this park.