The Unique Park Everyone In Minnesota Should Visit At Least Once

Most Minnesotans know about the Minnesota Zoo and the Como Zoo, but did you know there’s a delightful animal park up north as well? This interactive park offers an up-close glimpse at animals both familiar and exotic. The Hemker Park and Zoo has more than 50 different animal species that are guaranteed to give you a hands-on experience you just can’t get anywhere else. It’s a unique park in Minnesota that everyone should visit at least once.

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Address: Hemker Park and Zoo, 26715 Co Rd 39, Freeport, MN 56331, USA
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Hemker Park In Minnesota

August 22, 2021

What are some of the best things to do in Minnesota?

There’s plenty of fun (and free) activities to partake in around the state. Use our list of 10 Free Outdoor Activities In Minnesota and make plans to visit free attractions like the Como Zoo in St. Paul, Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Iona’s Beach in Two Harbors, and more. If you enjoy road trips, you may be interested in one of our themed road trips. To see some of the most spectacular waterfalls around the state, use our Minnesota Waterfall Road Trip as your guide. It even includes an interactive map so you can add any additional stops you want as well! Along this trip, you’ll get to see Gooseberry Falls, the Falls at George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, and The Devil’s Kettle and Upper Falls located at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. 

What is one of the best zoos to visit in Minnesota?

Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth has been around for nearly 100 years and has quite a collection of animals. One animal they have that’s not found in many zoos is a Pallas’ cat, a near-threatened species with origins in Central Asia. This zoo also has plenty of insects from around the world if that’s what you’re interested in. 

What are some of the best day trips in Minnesota?

We love our themed road and day trips here at Only In Your State and one we think you may enjoy is our Minnesota Donut Trail. Along the way, you’ll make stops at Bloedow’s Bakery in Winona, A Baker’s Wife in Minneapolis, and Hans’ Bakery in Anoka where you can indulge in delicious donuts that will satisfy your sweet tooth. If you prefer creepy things, we have a Creepy Day Trip Through The Spookiest Places In Minnesota. Prepare to be creeped out by all the spooky things you’ll encounter on this trip!


Address: Hemker Park and Zoo, 26715 Co Rd 39, Freeport, MN 56331, USA