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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
651-487-8201
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Ranked #4 of 63 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Zoos, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Gardens, Architectural Buildings
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... more » 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. « less
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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Go. Take your kids, take your grandkids, take your inner kid. The zoo is a compressed, well maintained facility that is free for the visiting. A little of this and that - a few babies - organutan, giraffe, etc. Just a nice place when its a nice day for a walk. It's not San Diego or Brookfield but it's quite... More

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Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

While it did have some animals that aren't at every zoo (gorillas, polar bears), it was a very small zoo that didn't take long to see. I would say it's great for younger children.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This has to be a highlight of any visit and easy on the pocketbook. It is so clean and inviting for anyone that can appreciate beauty and that's just the conservatory and nearby area. The zoo is another attraction on it's own. I feel much more worthwhile seeing than the Minnesota Zoo at $$$$ which is way to much for... More

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Como Zoo continues to do a great job without charging a required fee; the requested donation is very reasonable! The Como Zoo has some fun, more exotic animals such as giraffes, gorillas, seals, etc. Como Town is fun and the conservatories are gorgeous! Keep up the great work!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I both have a history with Como dating back a couple of decades. But it has been about that long since we've actually gone there to play. What a fantastic place it continues to be! We love the visitor center and new additions, but thank you for leaving that lovely little zoo mostly alone, and only improving... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The zoo has a nice variety of animals and is free. They ask for donations but it is not required. The conservatory is just beautiful. Highly recommend walking over to the Japanese garden.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The zoo is very easy to access, but limited parking on weekends during summer. Facilities are kept clean and offers a wide variety of animals to view. Attend early (before 10 a.m.) to be able to enjoy their scheduled feeding times.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A wonderful, low-cost, family outing. Be sure to ride the beautiful carousel! The conservatory is a wonderful place to escape winter and inhale the flowers.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

One of our favorite place in St. Paul. Love walking around the zoo and the conservatory. Our kids always enjoy seeing all of the animals and beautiful flowers.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of the best places in the cities to spend an afternoon. Beautiful park to take the whole family to and is budget friendly.

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