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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
651-487-8200
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Ranked #5 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Stronghurst, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We loved taking our 3 year old to visit Como Park Zoo. It was just the right size for a short zoo visit. The animals were amazing! We couldn't believe the variety. They had all the animals are some was itching to see (with the exception of elephants). We enjoyed the Sparky Show and loved, loved, loved the gorillas and... More

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had been to the zoo about 10 years ago. Although it was nice to see the animals we felt the animals looked depressed .the giraffes and orranatangs were the only ones that didnt look like that. We do not remember this years ago when we visited .The conservatory and Japanese gardens were very nice. There is no fee to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This park is great for family picnics, a place to bring the kids, a date, a place to unwind. There are many things for the kids to do. There is an amusement park, the animals, ball fields, large open spaces. The conservatory is beautiful, they have different displays for different holidays in the sunken gardens. There is a Japanese garden... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived before the place opened and it was perfect. There are many trails and gardens to look at without going in and coming as early as we did, it was quiet and peaceful. We walked around the zoo and saw the animals but the star of the show for me was the conservatory. The japanese garden was quaint but... More

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Brookings
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the best zoos around. Not only do you get to actually get up close and personal with the animals, but they give timely shows. They have animals that you don't get to see at some zoos. They have shuttle service to the zoo. :) The best part is the zoo is free!

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I loved it here! I thought the conservatory was very beautiful, the staff was friendly and helpful. The zoo was entertaining. The price was right, too! We will visit again when we come back to this area.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have gone to the Conservatory for 50 years Its Not Big But it is So Worth going to I have gone to all the big Parks around the Country and Como is and Always will be My Favorite It is so Worth the time to go see it Takes you back to Simpler Times I LOVE IT

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Orlando, FL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is an older zoo with free admission and the conservatory provided a great respite from the colder weather. Due to the snow, many animals were not out for viewing but for some animals like the reindeer, it allowed you to see them in their natural habitat. The conservatory had many different rooms of varying vegetations. Being from Florida, the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is a great place to visit to see some exotic animals and interesting plants. It is also a prime spot for wedding and engagement photos. The attraction is technically free with a donation recommended. Our young daughter loves to see the monkeys, giraffes and wolves (when they come out from the wooded area in their... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent 8 hours there today with 2 girls age 7.They had a great time and got their money's worth from the $22 wrist bands.There were a couple rides they didn't meet the height requirement for ..and truthfully it seemed strange as they have ridden similar in other parks. thee really isn't a lot of variety but they had fun.... More

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