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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Free will donation to get in the door. Love this zoo as I grew up coming to my fathers home within... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hiawatha, Iowa
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Fun family adventure

I have been visiting the Como Z00 for over 60 years. Easy to navigate, good exhibits and fun rides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Como Zoo and Conservatory offers a unique experience where the access to zoo is completely free however I highly recommend a small donation at the front gate. Ample parking if you get there early enough. Como Town offers a small amusement park experience for kids....More

11  Thank KetanDeshpandeMN
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I've been going to this zoo for years....we live in the area and it's a treasure to go there and walk around...and it's really "free" for all to enjoy given that the admission prices are optional. Today we took our 9 year old grandson, who's...More

7  Thank dontlikesnow44
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Free will donation to get in the door. Love this zoo as I grew up coming to my fathers home within this neighborhood. This trip was my favorite as I get to show my children where I came often. The animals are still awe inspiring...More

Thank 2002Fish
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting the Como Z00 for over 60 years. Easy to navigate, good exhibits and fun rides for the kids.

Thank 172gary
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed checking out the Como. They had a wide array of animals and plants. It was neat that it is free and runs off donations only. I was surprised to see some of the animals they had like the snow leopard and the...More

Thank ShawnPatrickMoloney
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember coming here as a child and still enjoy a visit as an adult. While they do accept donations, the zoo and conservatory are free! They continue to make improvements to the zoo! The primates building is fun to watch the monkeys and apes....More

Thank Kent B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a flower fanatic but I do love to give and send them. The St. Paul Como Park Conservatory is such a great place to take your significant other in a romantic kinda way. Your around others who feel similar. Great place to...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful family experience. The kids enjoyed activities for children and seeing all the animals. They also enjoyed the rides at the zoo as well as the food.

Thank PTH
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've not been to the Zoo in years, however, I've been through the Conservatory several times in recent years. It always presents an amazing array of greenery with helpful docents to answer questions. I admit to having a personal connection -- if you go, while...More

Thank Barrett A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit the zoo but didn’t realize that it was undergoing major renovations. Got to see some of the inhabitants but was more amazed by the conservatory and then grounds around the zoo. Great place for a nice stroll. Take a moment to visit...More

Thank 678lc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable environment with a wide variety of experiences. Especially enjoyable in the dead of winter and being able to walk through an area with the warmth and humidity of a jungle!

Thank PTravelerH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Animals were well cared for and appeared happy even though the zoo was small. Staff were friendly. Not all the animals were out when I was there. But my daughter went the day before and the polar bears were out but the wolves were no....More

Thank 674julietg
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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.