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Minnesota Zoo

Hotel Near Minnesota Zoo

Walk on the wild side for a fun-filled family zoo day and stay nearby at our hotel near the Minnesota Zoo. Discover all of the interesting and exotic creatures in the zoo’s wide variety of exhibits just 7 miles from our hotel! The zoo boasts memorable experiences, special events, exciting shows, educational demonstrations, and copious animal exhibits, along with special tours, activities, and attractions. Your family will love our spacious rooms and arcade games area at our hotel near the Minnesota Zoo.

COVID-19 Update: The Minnesota Zoo is now open to the public! Plan ahead before your visit – the zoo is open from 10am-4pm and reserving your tickets in advance is required for all guests and members. Learn more about the safety precautions they have implemented and review the directional flow map to guide visitors through the zoo.

Things to Do

Check in with their daily activities list to find out what shows will be hosted during your visit. From cow milking demonstrations at the zoo’s working farm to penguin and shark feedings, the shows are sure to keep you entertained.
Minnesota Zoo is full of attractions, too! Their Woodland Adventure and Hanifl Family Wild Woods both offer unique and immersive nature-play experiences for the whole family.

After a morning of walking and touring animal enclosures, rest and recharge with a stop at the zoo’s IMAX to see animals on the big screen.

Plan Your Day

Plan ahead to have the best day at the Minnesota Zoo!

It’s about a 15-minute drive from our hotel by the Minnesota Zoo via McAndrews Rd.
The zoo is open 363 days of the year.
Parking for single vehicles is $7 per car.
Picnic lunches are allowed in, so feel free to pack for snack breaks!
See the full list of dining options, including The Call of the Wild Restaurant which offers vegetarian and gluten-free menus.
Selfie sticks are not allowed for the protection of the animals.

Special Events

Minnesota Zoo has unique special events for visitors that come highly recommended! Of these, one of the most popular is their Adults Night Out, an event exclusive to grown-ups. The after-hours affair consists of free reign of the deserted park, and food and beverage available for purchase.

Other events include:

Macy’s Mother’s Day
Our World Speaker Series
Tropical Beach Party
Music in the Zoo


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