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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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#1 of 119 things to do in Saint Paul Features Animals
1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8201
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For a free(ish) zoo, this place is great. Good place to go as a family with kids. Look for the... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2016
Scott S
Moorhead, Minnesota
via mobile
a wonderful zoo

This is a small zoo, but it was one of the best we've visited. The staff was willing to answer... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2016
Antioch, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8201
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Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

For a free(ish) zoo, this place is great. Good place to go as a family with kids. Look for the shows and try to time to make them. Would definitely go again.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is a small zoo, but it was one of the best we've visited. The staff was willing to answer questions. It was a beautiful winter day, so we were able to enjoy some of the animals enjoying the snow, and others inside. We were...More

Thank susanhM2367XR
Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I usually go here with my kids so we end up spending more time in the zoo but this time I went with a friend and we were able to spend a lot more time in the conservatory. The winter flower show is gorgeous. New...More

Thank jshallow01
Reviewed February 24, 2016

The zoo is great. It's easy to find close free parking. The zoo also doesn't charge an admission price, but asks for a donation instead. The animal selection is good for a smaller zoo, including animals that you don't usually get to see including a...More

1  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed February 24, 2016

I grew up visiting Como and it has always been a great zoo with lots of beautiful animals to see. I enjoy taking my children here. It' so nice (and RARE) that they do not charge admission, however, they do kindly ask for donations. Their...More

1  Thank MrsElicia
Reviewed February 20, 2016

The spring flowers and the wonderful smells are alive and well at the Conservatory this winter. There are some lovely flowers and ferns to enjoy while you walk thru the buildings. This is a perfect winter break for every one!

Thank val-mn
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the best parks in the Twin Cities. Check out the lakeside pavilion. Better yet, bring a bike and tour the area.

Thank Jpontinen
Reviewed February 17, 2016

The Zoo and Conservatory are a great place to visit, especially with grand children. A variety of animals in a great habitat. Easy to see and observe their antics which adds to the fun. The Conservatory with its many different types of greenery and examples...More

Thank pnygaard1
Reviewed February 17, 2016

How can you go wrong with a day at Como? In winter, wander through the conservatory to feel the warmth of the tropics. the goldfish are waiting for you to visit! in summer, take a picnic, wander through the zoo, maybe go paddleboarding on the...More

Thank janemasterman
Reviewed February 16, 2016

been coming here since a wee-little-lad...now I bring my daughter here. It is probably the best winter get-away spot in the entire Twin Cities. Hot, Humid, meticulously cared for - come here and get grounded!

Thank minnspa
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Are there personal viewings allowed of your Sloth? May a visitor pay a fee to see it personally with a zoo keeper?
June 8, 2017|
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Response from Janie N | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I'd call Como Park Zoo directly.
We will be visiting from out of town and staying at a Mall of America area hotel. We will not have a car. Is there a shuttle or public transportation available to get to the zoo?
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
No direct shuttle, public transportation isn't too bad or Uber, cab, etc.
Barbara B
Handicapped accessible? Wheelchair rentals?
April 21, 2017|
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Response from ordisw | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have wheelchairs available. The aisles are wide enough to easily accommodate one.