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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great road trip stop

We stopped at both the Zoo and the Conservatory in September. The Zoo is undergoing renovations but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

The conservatory is the most beautiful enchanting escape in Minnesota. In the middle of winter you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon P
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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 stopped at both the Zoo and the Conservatory in September. The Zoo is undergoing renovations but was still enjoyable. The Art exhibits from items (garbage) washed ashore were beautiful and thought provoking. The Conservatory was gorgeous, particularly the Japanese Gardens and water gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The conservatory is the most beautiful enchanting escape in Minnesota. In the middle of winter you can go inside and you will instantly feel like you escaped to somewhere in the tropics or rainforest. The seasonal planting’s are a delight. Go!

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is clearly a lot of love for this place and it was very busy the day we went, with a host of volunteer docents who were eager to share their passions. It was lovely to walk through the glasshouses and forget the drizzle outside...More

Thank S N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a mere $3 donation you get a fair sized zoo, a conservatory, and a Japanese garden. You can't beat that.

Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here one of the days on our family vacation. It was great! Perfect size zoo for out 5,3, and 1 year old. We ate at the cafe on site and the food was great.

Thank kates_202020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the last free Zoos in the U.S. where even the parking is free. Animals appeared well cared for, staff were helpful and friendly, and he zoo provided education on the animals as well as conservation. The food was good at the Zoo restaurant....More

Thank Jennell P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter loved seeing all the animals. Very well kept animal enclosures. The amusement park was a little pricey, but again, my daughter loved it!!! Will definitely go again when we visit!

Thank dharabians
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We missed the carousel (and it is free on 3rd Monday of the month maybe just for seniors?) and the zoo portions but we had a great time in the conservatory. Step bro could not get enough of the quarter roller machine and I couldn't...More

Thank Kimpia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great zoo! It is AZA accredited “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums". You can see why, because the animals have spacious, clean habitats and many of them had toys and items...More

Thank ificouldonlyfly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic carousel is enough to get you to this lovely place. Beautifully restored by volunteers it takes you back to your childhood. The gardens and hothouses are wonderful too.

Thank Joyce L
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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.