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13000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 | Apple Valley | 952-431-9200
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Business Description

The Weesner Family Amphitheater offers a unique musical experience. Your concert ticket is your admission to the Zoo after 4 p.m. Come early, visit the Zoo until 6 p.m., and enjoy a pre-concert meal at Grizzly Coast Café or Alton's BBQ. Amphitheater opens at 7 p.m. for concert seating.

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