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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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If it's free, why not?!

Spent many of an afternoon here. It's free but donations are advised strongly as two employees... read more

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Trin C
Conservatory is a breath of tropical air in winter!

I have taken my children to Como Park Zoo for many years. They love everything about it and I... read more

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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 today

Spent many of an afternoon here. It's free but donations are advised strongly as two employees loiter in the entrance with what seems like outstretched hands. I like the bird section the best, but if you're wary of birds, steer clear as one may land...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my children to Como Park Zoo for many years. They love everything about it and I appreciate so much that it is free so that this experience is available to everybody. My favorite part is the conservatory in the winter months, also...More

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

We've gone on 3 field trips In the past 6 months my kids love seeing the flowers the fish and the animals it's fun and OK for a few hours

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deanstowing33
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have made many visits to the zoo and conservatory. Both are excellent. I have taken my grandchildren but enjoy it as a couples destination too. The zoo has been adding so many new habitats bringing it from an early 20th century zoo to a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _dghaake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the winter flowers. A lot of trees & ferns. The winter flower area is beautiful, BUT would have enjoyed more flower varieties. I would still recommend as something fun to do during the winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sonya B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit, free admission (unless you want to make a voluntary donation). The zoo is nice. The Conservatory is great, nice place to visit in winter also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wayne102018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a visit to the just opened Winter Flower Show. Lots of bright colors to help liven up the dreary dredge of winter. Other wings with permanent displays were fun to visit, too. Some remodeling has made it easy to stay indoors for parts of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Snoopy2758
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here enjoying the tropical climate on a cold Minnesota day. This is a great place to sit and read in the winter as well as to simply enjoy all the beautiful flora. I especially appreciate the fact that they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wandering963
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is great for children. The price is great (a donation is asked for), the animals are easily viewed and the zoo staff is friendly. The conservatory is a great place to relax!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lee G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend time with friends and family. I like the zoo and the conservatory. And they have a really nice gift shop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Theresa P
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6 January 2019|
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Response from E954HTrichardh | Reviewed this property |
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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.
24 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.