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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Beautiful wedding venue

We attended a wedding at Como recently. The sunken garden is a beautiful venue for a wedding and I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
leighann0576
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Lake Comp is Excellent

I was here visiting with my hubby on a beautiful day. Nice lake for a romantic walk. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AssumtahLady
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Minneapolis, 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We attended a wedding at Como recently. The sunken garden is a beautiful venue for a wedding and I would recommend to others.

Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was here visiting with my hubby on a beautiful day. Nice lake for a romantic walk. Nice restaurant to grab something quick. It is safe and beautiful. We will go again next sumner.

Thank AssumtahLady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden and indoor conservatory. FREE. Nice gift shop. Parking was easy. Take a picnic to the park. There is a carousel right next to conservatory but it wasn't open. Plants were mostly labeled. Self guided tour. We were so inspired by some of the...More

Thank TexasCentral
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a gardener and zoo enthusiast I have to say that this might be the best kept secret in twin cities. The conservator has been growing since the late 50s and is packed with all kinds of tropical plants. Some are common to other such...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Como while visiting our adult kids and grand children, and we were pleasantly surprised by this small-to-medium sized zoo. We saw the typical animals (but no elephants), and enjoyed the grounds and children's rides. Food was available, and toilets plentiful. Hours end...More

Thank cisco289
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and small zoo still very interesting soeciakky the butterflies !!. Suitable for a family with small kids. Includes also a playground.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is completely free but they do ask for donations. The conservatory has many cool plants to see and the zoo has many cool animals. Depending on the time of the year visited, there is the seal show to see.

Thank Joseph-S4652017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Como Zoo is underwhelming as far as animals and quality is concerned. However the Conservatory is beautiful!! There are many special events annually that are worth looking into!

Thank askelly24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo was awesome for a small zoo. We were not expecting the small size, however it was an amazing display of all of the different animals. It would be a great zoo for couples with young kids because of the size, it would only...More

Thank Alec W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's rare to see a zoo and/or conservatory with free admission, and it's a great example of a city being welcoming and supportive of its residents as well as visitors. They suggest a $3 donation for adults and $2 for children although their sign says...More

Thank Dlbos
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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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