City of Apple Valley
Apple Valley is the home of picturesque rolling hills and pristine lake fronts, located in northwest Dakota County. Apple Valley is a southern suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. It is a rapidly growing community with a population exceeding 50,000. Since its incorporation in 1969, Apple Valley has focused on creating a community that is a great place to live, work, and play. Easily Accessible from the Twin Cities Apple Valley provides convenient access to the Twin Cities.
Shopping Apple Valley has over 200 stores within two blocks of its hotels. In addition, Apple Valley there are three regional malls located on Apple Valley’s borders. Mall of America (MOA) is just over 5-minutes from the northern edge of Apple Valley. Enjoy over 520 stores and attractions plus over 400 annual events in America’s largest mall.
Apple Valley is home to several major attractions including… Minnesota Zoo Enjoy their massive expansion with the new Grizzly Coast (see Grizzly Bears swim within inches of the glass between you as they feed on Salmon). The new Bird Show Auditorium, expanded Minnesota Trail or the new Black Bear exhibit, everything is designed without cages yet up-close, personal and interactive emersion. IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo See some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters on the largest screen in Minnesota, seating over 600. Be it in 3D or just huge, see films or nature at its best. Located at the Minnesota Zoo, combination tickets with the Zoo admission are also available. Unlike mall digital theaters, IMAX is still created on huge IMAX “real film” and the pure resolution and larger than life quality really is obvious and a better experience.
Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center and Waterslides Holding over 1,000 visitors at a time, these are the top waterslides in the area and also offer tubing down the lazy river, zero level entry for infants, sandbox and swing area and restaurant attached but covered picnic areas to bring your own food if you wish. Lebanon Hills Regional Park Lebanon Hills Regional Park is the largest park in the Dakota County park system. Containing almost 2,000 acres, the park offers miles of hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and many lakes for year-round outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education.
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