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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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Don't Hesitate, Just Go. It is Wonderful!

I remember going to the Como Park Zoo as a child and was so happy to see that although it has grown and added numerous exhibits it still has a wonderfully small, cozy feel to it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Mikki B
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I remember going to the Como Park Zoo as a child and was so happy to see that although it has grown and added numerous exhibits it still has a wonderfully small, cozy feel to it. For suggested donations of $6 per adult and $4 per child it is money well spent. The donations for admittance to the zoo and... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My family enjoyed our trip to the Como Park Zoo, however it was VERY crowded, even during the week, however I guess this is to be expected for a free attraction. The situation with strollers is crazy, especially in the smaller exhibits, especially the Polar Bear Exhibit. If possible, I recommend taking you child in on your shoulders and leaving... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Located in very spacy park area. Admission fee of the zoo is free!! (donation recommended) Lovely zoo.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The animal exhibits allow visitors to see the animals close up. Great diversity of animals. Conservatory is an oasis in the winter.

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Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I liked the variety of animals, the layout was very nice. You go in a nice circle and see a lot of different things. I especially liked the tiger, puffins, zebra, and the gorilla. The conservatory was a nice place to view the large variety of flowers. The Ordway Japanese gardens was a pleasant quiet walk. There is a requested... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love the Como Conservatory. So peaceful and a beautiful place to visit no mater what time of year you go!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's 2015! How can a city super-site NOT have fully-accessible doors. Our young grandchildren were trying to enjoy the wonderful plants & ponds, but I struggled to open, hold open,& maneuver a stroller through most doors on most rooms. I saw wheelchair bound folks struggling with the same challenges. The same is true for the animal houses at Como Zoo.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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120 reviews 120 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If all zoos and attractions operated on a donation business, I'd never feel ripped off. The gorilla exhibit is fairly new, and really nice. The park area is great, and the conservatory is one of the best. It's so nice they have many weddings. My wife loves the water garden and the amazing Bonsai collection they have. They ask for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Free entrance and lot of things to see for younger kids . Definitely recommend this for young families

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went to the conservatory on a rainy weekend with family members to spend a few relaxing hours out of the cold and rain. Great place to spend a couple hours on a rainy day!

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