Apple Valley was settled in 1858 as Lebanon Township.
It became known as the Village of Apple Valley on January 1, 1969
and it was incorporated in 1974.
A charming city just 20 minutes south of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area, offering a wide range of shopping and recreation activities. Visit Apple Valley's downtown area, where shops, restaurants and tree lined sidewalks creating a suburbanized "Main Street".
With 600 acres of parks and more than 60 miles of recreation trails, Apple Valley also offers the sport enthusiast their choice of scenic settings. You can enjoy a game of Golf at the Valleywood Championship course or visit the Lebanon Hills Regional Park for horseback riding, mountain biking, camping or fishing.
The city holds several special events, including the Apple Valley Ring around the Arts Festival, held the 2nd weekend of September, highlighting the works of area artists and features live music and strolling preformers. Another event held the 2nd weekend of February, The Mid Winter Festival, this festive get together has something for everybody.
Family Aquatic Center - 952-952-2300 This outdoor waterpark is perfect for summertime family fun.
Open early June to late August
Monday thru Friday - 11AM to 8PM
Saturday & Sunday - 11AM to 7PM
Considered by Wildlife experts to be one of the 10 best this 480 acre Zoo containing animals along 6 trails representing ocean, tropic, northern hemisphere and Minnesota Habitats. Discovery Trail features unique species from different regions. Animals include Pumas, tigers, Tropical birds and Camels. Dolphin Feedings and Petting Zoo for the Kids, is a must visit while in Apply Valley.
Photos from the Minnesota Zoo
The Bird Sanctuary, a great show with all types of Bird species.
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