This is the place I tell visitors to go see if they are looking for family fun on a budget. While the zoo IS free, donations are greatly appreciated. Do NOT miss the McNeely Conservatory, which is a huge collection of exotic trees and plants located inside a 100+ year old building. Especially don't miss it in winter. This is where Minnesotans like to go to get a whiff of the warmer months when it's cold outside. Como Park itself features a brand new outdoor pool, picnic areas, ball fields, walking/biking trails, golf, and a lovely little lake with a pavilion that gets lots of use in the warm months. You could easily spend a weekend here and not see everything.