Minneapolis is home to many excellent bike paths and walking/hiking paths, recreational lakes for swimming, boating, canoeing, or fishing, and more. And it doesn’t have to be warm out to enjoy our parks—there are options for outdoor ice-skating and winter hikes. Enjoy Minnesota’s wildlife at nature centers or view exotic animals at one of the city zoos.
We at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory hold everything we do against the expectations laid forth in our mission statement. Every animal exhibit, plant exhibit, education class and youth camp is driven by this statement and our commitment to the community in which we live.
More than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. The Arboretum was borne out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958, with the Men’s Garden Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and other community supporters.
A non-profit organization dedicated to getting the community involved in and aware of nature. Have a peaceful walk on our nature trails, or take your mountain bike for a ride. Winter time? We’ve got that covered too! You can cross country ski on our spectacular groomed snow covered trails.
Westwood Hills Nature Center is a 160-acre natural area featuring marsh, woods and restored prairie. The preserve is beautiful throughout the seasons and provides homes for many animals including deer, fox, mink and owls.
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