Nature

Minnesota Zoo

Category: Nature | Destination: Twin Cities

13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
P: 800-366-7811

Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. Cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats introducing guests to species from around the globe. Education programs engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout the region, and around world. Conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems.

Como Park Zoo

Category: Nature | Destination: Twin Cities

1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
P: 651-487-8200

For over 100 years, Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota has charmed, educated and entertained millions of children and adults while fostering an appreciation of the natural world.

Shoreview Bikeways and Trails

Category: Nature | Destination: Shoreview

From hiking to biking and picnicking, Shoreview has the perfect setting to provide year-round enjoyment for residents. The rich and wide-ranging natural environments provide serene backdrops for family picnics, biking, touring, walking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Shoreview was one of the three communities in the state to be recognized as a "Bicycle-Friendly Community".

Shoreview Bikeways and Trails

Victoria Valley Orchard

Category: Nature | Destination: Shoreview

4304 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126
P: 651-484-4500

Come visit our lovely orchard in Shoreview, MN -- just a few minutes north of Saint Paul or Minneapolis. We have 19 varieties of apples grown and sold on site. We also have unpasteurized honey, caramel apples, frozen apple pies and frozen apple crisps.

All of our apples are picked at the peak of ripeness and then washed, sorted by size, checked for quality, and bagged in 1/2 peck bags for your convenience. (Sorry, no pick your own.) All of our apples are refrigerated at 39 degrees to keep them tasting the way the did the day we picked them! Customers are welcome to stroll through the Orchard and enjoy a beautiful fall day among the trees. You might even see some deer!

Springbrook Nature Center

Category: Nature | Destination: Fridley

100 85th Ave NW
Fridley, MN 55432
P: 763-572-3588

Springbrook Nature Center is a uniquely diverse natural area of native habitats and wildlife. It has 127 acres of native prairies, oak and aspen forests, oak savannah, and extensive wetlands. Springbrook is a popular City of Fridley park, and is a destination for people from the greater Minneapolis St. Paul regional metropolitan area. Its three miles of hiking trails, floating boardwalks, and interpretive center live animal exhibits are an attraction for families, children and friends.

Springbrook Nature Center is a jewel to be cherished and protected. Let the City of Fridley’s Springbrook Nature Center be your choice for a family adventure, or a quiet interlude, to learn about and enjoy the beauty and diversity of nature.

Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
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