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The World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop will be created by repurposing the Zoo’s monorail track. The Treetop Trail, an ingenious repurposing of the Zoo’s original monorail track, is now under development at the Minnesota Zoo. For people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, the Treetop Trail will be a friendly and accessible nature adventure.
The 1.25-mile Treetop Trail, which will be completed in the summer of 2023, will be the world’s longest elevated pedestrian loop, taking visitors up to 32 feet above the ground and offering them with an immersive experience in nature. The Treetop Trail will open up new viewpoints and provide visitors access to hundreds of acres of beautiful hardwood forest, wetlands, Minnesota wildlife, and, of course, the Zoo’s cherished animals.
The Treetop Trail will be the ultimate reuse building project, integrating within the track’s current footprint. The Zoo hired award-winning Snow Kreilich Architects, Buro Happold, an engineering firm well renowned for its work on New York City’s High Line, and PCL as a construction partner. Before, during, and after construction, they are committed to minimizing interruptions to the Zoo’s animals and visitors.
Please visit the Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail website to learn more about the project, track its progress, and contribute to it. The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round visit that offers a glimpse into nature. The Zoo is a resource for connecting people, animals, and the natural world to rescue wildlife, with hundreds of species of animals, worldwide conservation activities, and acres of scenic splendor. Visit mnzoo.org for additional information. The Minnesota Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and a World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) institutional member (WAZA).
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