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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8200
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FREE and GREAT for kids

You will love this entire space. It is free, with animals, rides, entertainment. and more! Must... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jarrodpeterson
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Free and worth every penny

It's great to have a free (donation requested) zoo in town. It provides families a go-to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jojoishere
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Mazatlan
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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
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+1 651-487-8200
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"polar bear"
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"big cats"
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"sea lion show"
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"fern room"
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"small donation"
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"butterfly exhibit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You will love this entire space. It is free, with animals, rides, entertainment. and more! Must see in St Paul!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's great to have a free (donation requested) zoo in town. It provides families a go-to destination on the cheap. For that, this is a ten. As a zoo, it is lacking in too many regards to list them all, but a few are: filthy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small zoo with an amusement park. There is no admission for entrance however the rides and other entertainment are a bit pricey. So if you have the ability to pack a cooler and a lunch and snacks drinks for the kids can be a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have a great time at Como. This is a wondeful zoo for younger children as it's not too big. The admission is a donation. So, if you're on a tight budget, you donate what you can. There are two cafes, a burger stand...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place but feels a bit tired in what they offer and how they present the exhibits. Has such great potential but sadly not sure they have managed to reach the potential to be a desirable location

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a favorite when we are in the area. What could be better than a zoo based on donations (and yes we generously donate). We have never done the rides next door, but can always spend a few good hours walking the zoo. If you've...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is great for younger kids as it is smaller than the MN Zoo. And the price is right although maybe if they charged entry they would have some money to spruce up some of the older sad enclosures. The conservatory has beautiful greenery and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As conservatories go , this is fairly small - you can go thru it in half an hour, but charming. I visit the Conservatory fairly often, especially for the the seasonal displays. Be aware that you can't just drop someone off at what looks like...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very popular especially during the summer so get there early! We walked in through the amusement park. It isn't really big but lots of rides for the younger kids. The zoo was set up good, smaller but some indoor exhibits and great outdoor...More

Thank betsy926
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is free(!) with a suggested donation of $3/person. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to see all of the gardens/conservatory, but the zoo was fun. Saw the gorillas, lions, orangutans, and other animals. It was a bit crowded with a lot...More

Thank Michael M
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daniellesjohnson
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.
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amaryk
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.
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Barbara B
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.
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