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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Address: 1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone Number: 651-487-8201
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Ranked #1 of 34 Activities in Saint Paul
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Located in historic Como Park, this popular zoo, especially known for its California sea lion...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely in all seasons, with a historic conservatory, dedicated staff and strong volunteer program. A lovely outing for all ages. Nicely managed zoo, beautiful grounds and park.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wow, what a neat place to visit. The conservatory is great in the winter! I liked the animals and the conservatory.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Beautiful. Enjoyed lush,even tropical growth and arrangements as outdoor temps dropped. Interpretive labeling a plus.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Another MUST SEE while visiting the twin cities. Kids or no kids - you will enjoy the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. I must admit that I wasn't expecting much since it's FREE (donation box located at the entrance), but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals, cleanliness and the conservatory was beautiful!!!!! Wow!!!! A gem of the... More 

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This review is just for the Conservatory. My wife and I visited it on a cold, fall day. It was so nice to get indoors in that lush, green environment. We appreciated what interpretive labels where posted next to each tree/plant. Spent only an hour there before seeing it all. Well worth free. Will come back with kids and see... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The conversatory is very educational for children to learn about plants and flowers. The Como zoo was a lot of fun, but can get very crowded. Parking is not easy to find so there is quite a hike you have to take to get to the zoo. It's a donation only zoo so that is nice and less expensive for... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a wonderful experience with my daughter to visit this spacious park and zoo. Many different animals available with great displays and secure viewing areas. A must see if in the Twin Cities area.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Conservatory at Como Park is a must see for flower lovers one and all. It has everything from exotic plants to home garden choices. Free but a donation is appreciated. Family friendly -- just don't let the little ones pick the flowers.

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Brasilia, DF
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is a good place to go with children. It is clean, beautiful and have different atractions. Interesting animals and you take almost two hours for to see all the things that they have.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I gave this a 4/5 stars because the conservatory is great but the zoo is small and kinda sad. This is a free outing and it is really fun for the whole family. The conservatory is brilliant and really pretty. I got great photo opportunities and the pictures turned out brilliant because the lighting is amazing. The zoo on the... More 

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