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Address: 1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone Number: 651-487-8201
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Description: Located in historic Como Park, this popular zoo, especially known for its...
Located in historic Como Park, this popular zoo, especially known for its California sea lion exhibit, also features a great cat display, gorillas and giraffes.
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An excellent FREE zoo!

My husband and I were trying to kill some before a scheduled tour of a brewery on a Friday. We were able to find parking and didn't have to walk too far. We gave a free will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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egrasser
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were trying to kill some before a scheduled tour of a brewery on a Friday. We were able to find parking and didn't have to walk too far. We gave a free will donation. The conservatory was nice. Beautiful flowers and plants and well taken care of. The zoo was nice! We didn't have time to... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed walked around this lovely little zoo. Yes, it's small and not jam-packed with lots of exotic animals, but it has great character and charm none the less for a FREE zoo and conservatory. There's a seal show at specific times in a mini-amphitheater, and there's a wonderful monkey exhibit with a large variety of chimps, apes, spider-monkeys and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo to visit if you only have a few hours. They have done a beautiful job with the indoor rainforest. They continue to improve the other animal exhibits. Support the zoo! The polar bears now have a great home! We love to visit the artic foxs in the summer and then again in the winter. Their... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived just before the zoo opened so we were able to find parking with no problem. Ther parking is free however they ask for a few dollar donation at the entrance. There are many kidde rides when you first come in the rear entrance. The zoo is small but laid out nicely. A nice variety of animals. The primate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This zoo was nice and the animals appeared to be treated well, but the facades and enclosures could use a revamp to really make the zoo excel. The conservatory looks beautiful. Worth a visit for a leisurely day, especially since entry is only based on donation!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My family has been coming to this park for generations, and it was nice to revisit while in town and see it going strong!!! The public support and preservation of the Conservatory is tremendous and great to see. I look forward to returning again when in town next time!!!

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I take my 3 Grandchildren here every year---and they always love it!! It is an amazing city owned zoo. There is no admission charge however donations are greatly appreciated. The grounds are clean and well maintained. There are numerous animals that are close up for all to see and appreciate. I highly recommend Como Zoo!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Who doesn't love a free zoo? At times, there can not be many animals on display, but you are almost guaranteed to have fun here. I'd stay away from como town, the zoo is where it's at!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have not been to the Zoo or the Conservatory. I like the walk around the Como Lake. It is an easy and short walk. Easy to park the car. And you can see a lot of turtles in the water, which is neat.

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Como Zoo has an incredible, recently remodeled Polar bear exhibit. The zoo is on the small side but they pack a ton in and they do a great (Free!) service for the community. Go, support it, & don't forget to donate as you are able to keep it running! The associated conservatory is also a wonderful place to visit. It... More 

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