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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Highly recommended for families!

We took our 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son to Como Park for a few hours before a soccer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leanne M
Thunder Bay, Canada
Great place to spend a day

I enjoy the animals, flowers and people. It's fun to make a picnic lunch to enjoy while visiting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joyce M
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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.
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son to Como Park for a few hours before a soccer tournament. What a fantastic place! My kids were a little old for most of the rides but they enjoyed the zip line, roller...More

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoy the animals, flowers and people. It's fun to make a picnic lunch to enjoy while visiting. The grandkids love the animals, and the sounds they make.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wr can't complaij about a free zoo. However, on a hot, humid day in the Twin Cities, almost all of the animals were in hiding. The notable exceptions were the primates who were very active and could be viewed in an inside area. The zoo...More

Thank goodhelmet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the family here as we were visiting the area. There was something to do for every memeber of the family and ages ranged from 6 to 67...great stop and fun for everyone. Beautiful park and surroundings and great rides for the kids

Thank JDD800
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times. Love the wonderful zoo (it's free, too!) and the relaxing conservatory. The conservatory is HUGE and it's a great place to visit in the winter to feel like you're getting out a little. The zoo is also a great place!...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend absolutely loves plants and gardens and nature, this, we decided to go to this lovely center for botany and plant delight. Inexpensive, fun, and centering, a beautiful place to be and appreciate the joys of plants.

Thank unclejrocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the zoo. It's too depressing. The Conservatory is fabulous! I especially like the outdoor Japanese garden. On of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. You should also take the time to walk or bike around the lake.

Thank davereinarz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo and conservatory are free with requested donations. There is a small amusement park attached. The animals seem healthy and were active. Small but diverse collection. Your usual African mammals, bison, polar bear, wolves, New World monkeys. Overall, a nice presentation for its size.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must go see. The plants are beautiful, especially in the reflection pond room. The zoo is also a great place to walk around. Great place for family and people of all ages.

Thank Alyxa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Como Park is definitely a gem in the city. With the zoo, the conservatory (check out the seasonal exhibits there) and Como Town not that far away, it's got something for everyone. Unlike the MN Zoo, Como Zoo is small, family friendly, easy on the...More

Thank Jen C
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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.
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
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.