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Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, Byron

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo are a campground and zoo located in Olmsted County, Minnesota north of the city of Byron, and about 4.5 miles west of Rochester. It houses over 30 species of animals, most of which have injuries that would prevent them from surviving in the wild. All of the animals are native to Minnesota. The zoo is named after Dr. Paul E. Zollman. Favorite animals include a bald eagle, river otters and a mountain lion.Oxbow Park is open most of the year, as is Zollman Zoo, with a majority of the animals being visible year round.
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  • Clean, thoughtfully organized learning and play place. Animals look healthy and well cared for in spacious enclosures. 
  • The wolves were howling the otter was playing the cats were prowling! Nice little zoo with nice enclosures. Nice paths/ trails. Plus a fun exploring park. 
  • The grounds are beautiful and there is a great variety of animals, especially considering the size of the zoo. I read that they take in injured animals as well as animals that other zoos no longer wan...  read more »
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