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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

#1 of 119 things to do in Saint Paul Features Animals
1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8201
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The best size zoo for kids

My kids love to go to the zoo. The Minnesota zoo is great but it is too big for little kids. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Always Great!

Long time family favorite since we use to live a block is so away. Sparky show thrills... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eau Claire WI
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“polar bears” (102 reviews)
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8201
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My kids love to go to the zoo. The Minnesota zoo is great but it is too big for little kids. I preferred como zoo, great size and also have como town and como park.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Long time family favorite since we use to live a block is so away. Sparky show thrills children..updated recently with great viewing exhibits. A Free Zoo, but please consider a small donation for future generations. The butterfly garden was brimming with beautiful butterfly giving photo...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every year they put on a fun Halloween bash where you can walk around good treats for your kids. Como Zoo is a classic Staple in Minnesota. It's a Public Zoo that costs nothing to visit. I remember going here as a child and having...More

Thank Mike91188
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the zoo and loved it we always enjoy this place and u can't beat the donation of $2 a child $3 adults very reasonable outing for the kids my granddaughter was way more comfortable and really enjoyed the zoo today the butterflies exhibit...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a family evert and added a trip to the Como Zoo and had a wonderful time. From a 3y/o to the adults there was something for everyone. The polar bear was fun to watch as was the feeding of the penguins. There was...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had heard great things about this zoo and who cant beat FREE!!! For a free zoo I suppose I got more than I bargined for with the botanical gardens that are breathtaking! However there was some sort of fundraising walk going on that day...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only admission required is a free will offering. The zoo is fairly tiny so it's an easy walk for most people. They do have wheelchairs and power scooters to rent if you need them. The highlight of our trip was the Gorilla's! There were...More

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone here a couple of times. it has been only three dollars to go and that is on a donation basis. You are not required to pay though there is a person watching the donation box. I paid in the gift shop since...More

Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a zoo back home, and by noon on a summer weekend, lots of little people and strollers are there. We didn't go in. However, the conservatory wasn't really a place for kids to hang. Lots of plants. Really great flower sunken garden and...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 1 week ago

It a classic glass green house with a variety of planes from many place around the world, fern room, main room has Palms all in doors, they ask for donations well worth the price, many times there are guided tours by experts, bring you camera....More

Thank Anthony P
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Are there personal viewings allowed of your Sloth? May a visitor pay a fee to see it personally with a zoo keeper?
8 June 2017|
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Response from Janie N | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I'd call Como Park Zoo directly.
We will be visiting from out of town and staying at a Mall of America area hotel. We will not have a car. Is there a shuttle or public transportation available to get to the zoo?
23 April 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
Handicapped accessible? Wheelchair rentals?
21 April 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.