The Minnesota Zoo is a medium sized zoo with a decent variety of animals. Is it the best zoo I have been to? No, but it is still worth a visit. This zoo has done a particularly good job showcasing the animals native to the Midwest that aren't commonly seen, like wolves and Grizzly bears (the Grizzly bear exhibit is really good!). Now that I live in Texas, I realize that these animals aren't in all zoos (it is too hot here), so if you are from a warmer climate you would enjoy seeing these powerful animals in Minnesota. I also liked the tapirs and tigers here. The zoo itself is on a nice piece of land with natural lakes, so it is enjoyable to walk around even if you aren't looking at all the animals.