Apple Valley Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Apple Valley; our list of the best things to see, including Minnesota Zoo, Minnesota Zoo and Raising Cane’s.
  • The best place in Apple Valley: Minnesota Zoo

    Minnesota Zoo

    13000 Zoo Blvd
    Ages 0-2 free, 3-12 $10, 13-64 $16, 65+ $10 (additional $6 for IMAX). The city’s most famous attraction – and one the nation’s prized outposts of the animal kingdom. The Zoo features six exhibits and endless miles of walking trails. The Minnesota Trail features native animals, including the caribou and namesake of the state’s men’s professional basketball team, the timber wolf. The Tropics Trail is great for getting an up-close view of some of our planet’s weirdest and wackiest jungle creatures. The birds here are noisy and a little excited – you may want to bring a hat. Zoo-goers can touch sharks, dolphins and other monsters of the deep in Discovery Bay. The new Grizzly Coast features animals from Russia’s eastern shores. There is also a petting zoo. Bring hand sanitizer. Although the face of Apple Valley, its zoo and its police department is the Amur tiger, the zoo’s most prized resident is the infamous komodo dragon. The dragons have been known to be a danger to humans because of their deceiving speed (up to 13 mph), but these docile creatures have grown slightly overweight while in captivity and no longer pose a threat to lost children. The mini-donuts outside the Northern Trail are a must.
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  • Minnesota Zoo

    Minnesota Zoo

    in Apple Valley
    Open every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas, from 9AM - 4PM or 6PM seasonally, $7 - $12 admission (plus $5 for IMAX theatre); parking $5 (cars) - 15 (motorcoaches).
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  • Raising Cane’s

    Raising Cane’s

    7501 150th St W
    The most delectable chicken fingers in the state, maybe even the world. Even Andrew Zimmern thinks so [1].
  • Rascal’s

    Rascal’s

    7721 147th St W
    Great place to grab a bite to eat, too – artery-clogging-sized portions, just the way America likes ‘em. After that clot works its way through you, down some Bud Light Limes and leave your inhibitions behind. Self-embarrassment complimentary.
  • Dakota County Galaxie Library

    14955 Galaxie Ave
    M-Th 10AM-8:30PM, F Sa 10AM-5:30PM, Su 1-5PM. Free. Enjoy the cool air-conditioned, vagrant free environment while perusing the classics. Dakota County boasts the largest neo-futuristic slam poetry selection by Benjamin "Beets" Yarbrough. The elegantly decorated rainbow room near the children's section is quiet and private - ideal for playing solitaire.
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  • Valleywood Golf Course

    4851 125th St W
    9AM-dusk daily. Green fees $20/9, $30/18 (Carts $6/9, $10/18). Widely recognized as one of the premier public golf courses in the Twin Cities area. 18 holes, par 71, elite driving range, practice green, quality pro shop, bar and grill (food & beverage cart) and club rental. Twilight golfing begins at 7PM for thrifty hackers.
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  • Half Price Books

    7600 W 150th St
    M-Sa 9AM-9PM, Su 10A-8PM. Prices are heavily discounted. Independent used bookstore. Great selection and unbeatable prices.
  • Johnny Cake Park and Aquatic Center

    14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
    11AM-8PM daily, May-Sep. Free. Johnny Cake is one of the state's premier softball and soccer (football) complexes. Across the street, the Aquatic Center provides hours of relief to parents who want to abandon their kids for a day or two.
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  • Kalli's Popcorn Shop

    Kalli's Popcorn Shop

    14861 Granada Dr
    Family friendly shop specializing in fire roasted gourmet homemade, specialty, and flavored popcorn. Kalli's also has Flavor Burst soft serve ice cream, hard ice cream, candies, and decorative tins. Bring your kids here on a hot day when they won’t shut up.
  • Bogarts Place

    Bogarts Place

    14917 Garrett Ave
    Live music, bowling, drinks...what more could you ask for? Located behind the library in a vivid and exciting part of the city, Bogart's is great for catching local bands, singing a little karaoke or trying your luck at the Love Tester outside the bathroom. Free drinks 8-10PM on Wednesdays for the ever so popular Guys Night Out - bring your guy friends!
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

    Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

    7501 150th St W
    Join us as we raise money for our community! Give us a call at 612-378-3243 to setup a fundraiser or ask a manager for details. http://www.raisingcanesminnesota.com/
  • Valley Tap House

    Valley Tap House

    14889 Florence Trl
    Beer List (Subject to Change)
  • Andiamo Italian Ristorante

    Andiamo Italian Ristorante

    1629 Lena Court
    Fresh, inspired Italian cuisine from your extended family.Give us a call sometime:651-968-1149
  • Ramy’s

    15265 Galaxie Ave
    Su-W 11AM-9PM, Th-Sa 11AM-10PM. $5-15. Greek, Italian, pizzas, subs, calzones – mama mia! Hurry up and try this place out – the last four eateries at this location all went under in less than a year.
  • Panino Bros.

    7083 153rd St W
    Happy hour 2-6PM and 10PM-1AM daily, $2 taps. If you are a strict Atkins dieter, avoid the breadsticks. Great environment for Vikings fans during football season and lively Buck Hunter tournaments. Come on over after you're done shopping at Wal-Mart.
  • Egg Roll King

    15100 Cedar Ave S
    95 combo plates, great tasting fare, and out-of-this-world service: you can expect all three from this local mainstay. Step back in time to the Ming Dynasty and enjoy authentic far eastern cuisine. Try the house General Tso's or lo mein noodles. Drinks cost extra, but smiles are free.
  • Taste of Thaiyai

    7705 147th St W
    M-Th 11AM-9PM, F Sa 11AM-10PM, Su noon-8PM. $10-15. The food here is authentic. Spring rolls, masman curry, ‘’tom yum’’ soup, ‘’laab gai’’, and lemongrass chicken soup – all rival the best Thai places downtown Minneapolis. Family owned.
  • Enjoy!

    15435 Founders Ln
    An elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. A stylish, metropolitan bar designed to make happy hours even more so. A delicious ambience - whether you dine indoors or outside on the patio, enjoying the beautiful vistas of the neighboring concrete lake. Steaks, pasta and seafood dishes .
  • Satay 2 Go

    15265 Galaxie Ave
    M-F noon-9PM, Sa 9AM-10PM. $5-15. The only restaurant in Minnesota that serves okonomoyaki (Japanese pizza). Famous Singaporean rice noodles or Malaysian chow kuai teui, laksa, and mee goring are delicious. Fresh Asian bakery inside – just try and resist the smells. Dress code‎: anything goes.
  • Valley Girl

    7703 147th St W
    The ladies that own this place are friendly and the service is prompt. Relax in the Lava Room or work on that novel you’ve been kicking around. The swingin' '60's décor and socially responsible boutique merchandise give this little café an eclectic mix of retro and modern tastes.
  • Von Hanson's

    7533 148th St
    The flagship store. Von Hanson's is the staple neighborhood meat market. Things are done the old fashioned way here - no pre-packaging - just great service. Grab your pals, some long, hot franks and enjoy.
  • Kami

    15322 Galaxie Avenue
    M-Th 4PM-10PM, F-Sa 4PM-11PM, Su 11AM-10PM. $30-60. Stuck between both coasts, Minnesota is just a great location for fresh shellfish and finfish sushi - and Kami is the place to get it. If you want to impress your date with an expensive meal and stretch that double to third base, order the Kobe beef and fried rice, it is the bee's knees.
  • Valley Diner

    Valley Diner

    15322 Galaxie Ave
    Now open in Apple Valley!Come check us out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You've gotta try the best omelets in the GALAXIE!!Plus, we offer a full service coffee bar :)
  • Sarpino's Pizzeria

    Sarpino's Pizzeria

    1565 Cliff Rd
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  • Casper's Cherokee Sirloin Room

    Casper's Cherokee Sirloin Room

    4625 Nicols Rd
    Casper's Cherokee in Eagan Minnesota boasts some of the largest TV screen in the country, perfect for watching any sporting event while enjoying one of 12 micro brewed beers!
  • Milio's Sandwiches

    Milio's Sandwiches

    6520 150th St W
    Milio's Sandwiches brings you Mighty Tasty! food. Fresh bread, fresh veggies and fresh meat ALWAYS. Not that pre-packaged, colorless stuff found at other places. We're just doing our part to make your lunch less boring.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Apple Valley uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.