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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A great place to visit. Love the conservatory. Great photo opportunities and the smell is great... read more

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Anne T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The animals are lively here and love that it's free (donations encouraged). Definitely recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Je B
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
+1 651-487-8200
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Reviewed yesterday

A great place to visit. Love the conservatory. Great photo opportunities and the smell is great. All those blossoms! Colorful, educational and just a fun time. Wandering the zoo is very fun. Lots of animals and just love the gorillas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The animals are lively here and love that it's free (donations encouraged). Definitely recommend visiting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Je B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Como Park Conservatory, built in 1915, listed on U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Seasonal flower displays, sunken garden, Japanse garden. A gem in this urban park. Donation based admittance. Como Park is a free park and while no admission fee is charged for the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Need a break from all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season? This is the place to go. While it is chock-full of great things to see and do, it is an even better place to just go and breath. Pick a flower or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the December 4th opening of the conservatory poinsettia display. It was really gorgeous with all the red double poinsettia plants and the little blooming Rosemary bushes. The entire Conservatory it's such a lovely place. We stopped at the tropical animal display on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a treasure. Great place to visit for families of all ages. The flowers in the conservatory are always a treat to see. We go see the flowers first, then visit the zoo. Great place for a quick visit or to stay for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

November is definitely not the best time to be visiting a place like this , but it was still quite enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EricC56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is free, all they ask is for a voluntary donation. They also don't have rules against carry-ins so you can bring your own drinks and treats, which I highly recommend, or have a picnic in the nearby park. This place was so amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest zoo you'll ever visit, but a pleasant little one. The animals appear very well-kept and the exhibits allow for good viewing for all ages. Our grandsons (8 and 3) had a good time here. Parking was ample (although we went on a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KaneCountyCritic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my friend. It's free to get in (donation appreciated) and such a beautiful place! It was cold outside, so we kept popping in the tropical plants section, or the different animal viewing rooms. They have a large assortment of animals + plants....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.