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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
651-487-8200
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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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Hong Kong
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

the conservatory has a beautiful greenhouse flower garden, actually similar zoo and conservatory as others, but it's free, so it's a good activity for a family. And there is a Carousel nearby, too.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to the twin cities for many years, and this was my first time to Como park. I was impressed by the available parking and the budget conscious will also like that admittance is by a suggested donation. The conservatory was a large one compared to the others I have seen, and the variety of plant life was... More

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Como Zoo, is a nice place to see as they have animals, gardens, pools. It's ok for adults but kids will really like this place, our grandkids are still talking about it. We spent about 2 hours walking around the animal exhibits, they went on to the gardens/rain forest which took about 1 hour, then we went to the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've been going to Como Park since I was small and now have the fun of taking our grandchildren. They love it and take about the animals for weeks after we've been there.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm giving this a "very good" because I think it's a little better than average, but I'm not sure it really deserves the very good rating. The conservatory was very beautiful and the Japanese garden was very nice. The zoo, on the other hand, was dirty, crowded, and the animals had poor habitats. They all looked pretty sad. If you... More

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Como Park has so many free things to do it's unbelievable, and the zoo and conservatory are the best parts. The zoo may not be as large as some, but there are a lot of animals and a cute sea lion show. The conservatory/arboretum has plants from all over the world that you can really get up close to, with... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
53 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stunning water lilies.What a surprise. I guess I only have gone here in the winter time. I've been back twice this month to photograph them. This is a don't miss destination and be sure to check out the Japanese Garden. Absolutely beautiful.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is such a great place to spend a day! The zoo is the perfect size for kids (and adults too!) to see all the animals in a short time. The giraffes are in a tiny, tiny room most of the time and it's sad to see that but otherwise the exhibits are very nice. The... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great place that I love to take my kids to a few times year. There are great picnic areas with wonderful play areas. They also have a great old wooden carousel with the old wooden horse's that have been fully restored.it costs $2.00 per ride for a decent ride (for time wise). To get into the zoo... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Spent the afternoon at Como on a Sunday in July 2014. There were large crowds and I parked in overflow lot. They have a free shuttle. I did not shuttle back though because the line was too long. Walking was doable. The zoo, was not my favorite, but good for the price especially if you have kids. I did enjoy... More

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