Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley
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In the center of the Twin Cities suburbs sits Apple Valley. To combat urban sprawl, the city has a core downtown area where all commercial businesses lie, with the surrounding neighborhoods free from them.
Apple Valleys most famous attraction is the Minnesota Zoo, attracting one million visitors each year. The zoo is home to more than 2,700 creatures. Classes on environmental studies are held there for area high school students.
And of course the Twin Cities (just 20 miles away) offer professional sports, museums and attractions like the Mall of America.
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