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“Great for the kids”

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Ranked #1 of 11 Fun & Games in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Casa Grande, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
321 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Great for the kids”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visiting the grandkids in this area and found this wonderful park. Great place for little tikes to see a few animals and enjoy a picnic. This zoo is free but they ask for a donation, which is OK. A little amusement park is next to the zoo which makes this a very handy place for little ones. Thanks

Visited July 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great zoo, especially for free!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really nice zoo, especially for free, of course they ask for donations and we did but it's not mandatory. Great animals and not huge park, so easy walk for smaller kids. Good variety and animals were cool to see. Only negative is parking, hard to find a spot and going to have to walk no matter what.

Visited June 2014
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Waverly, Iowa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good, but crazy busy”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited the zoo on a Saturday morning, and even after arriving just 15 minutes after they opened, parking was a nightmare and there were tons of people already. I could see why they suggested parking at the State Fairgrounds and taking their shuttle. We found a spot on the street (almost right off the main road) and walked quite a ways to get in.

Admission was only a suggested fee, which was just $10 for our family of 4. This was awesome, compared with the other zoo which would cost us $60+. Como had more "zoo" animals (tigers, lions, zebras, giraffes, etc.) that what I remember from the other zoo. Como Zoo is much smaller, and we got through everything in about an hour.

We ate at the café in the first building, and got quite a bit of food for the price we paid, which was a pleasant surprise.

Overall, a good activity for the low price. The kids definitely enjoyed it.

Visited July 2014
Thank vdw425
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Stronghurst, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A fun time at a small zoo”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 all the volunteers who were out and about sharing other animals that our son could get a closeup view of.

Visited July 2014
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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“not what we expected”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 go there so this is very nice for young families with children..There is the ability to donate. We had a good lunch at the cafe there..very tasty.

Visited July 2014
Thank gloria p
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