Have you heard about the Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail? It’s a brand new attraction coming to the Zoo this summer!
The Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail is scheduled to open to the public in 100 days, on Friday, July 28th. Once it’s finished, the Treetop Trail will be the world’s longest elevated pedestrian loop!
Remember when the Zoo had a monorail? It has been retired since 2013, but now that original track is being repurposed into a welcoming and accessible nature journey for all visitors.
The 1.25-mile Treetop Trail will bring guests up to 32 feet above the ground into the canopy and reconnect the southern and northern halves of the Zoo. Visitors will get a new perspective and access to hundreds of acres of forest, wetlands, wildlife, and the Zoo’s animals, of course!
Since opening in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo has a mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. The Treetop Trail will do just that! It will reinforce the Zoo’s reputation as a trusted nature destination, attracting visitors from around the globe.
The entrance to the Treetop Trail will feature the Zoo’s new animal ambassador habitat. Guests will be greeted by several species native to Minnesota including the Treetop Trail ambassador, a North American porcupine named Quillber.
Along with the trail itself, there will be additional programming and special events. And of course, you’ll be able to experience the trail by yourself at your own pace.
The Treetop Trail Opens on World Nature Conservation Day
The Treetop Trail will open at the Minnesota Zoo Friday, July 28th. Why July 28th you may wonder? This happens to also be World Nature Conservation Day.
As a worldwide leader in wildlife conservation, the Minnesota Zoo created the Treetop Trail to give guests year-round access to hundreds of acres of hardwood forest, ponds and marshes, and the diverse wildlife native to Minnesota.
The Treetop Trail provides new perspectives of many Zoo animals, including tigers, moose, bison, and of course, a bird’s eye view for bird watchers year round.
Plan to visit the zoo this summer to check out the Treetop Trail! Access to the Treetop Trail will be included in your zoo admission, there will be no additional fee!
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