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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
+1 651-487-8200
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Conservatory, Yes! Zoo, not so much.

I have visited this wonderful complex multiple times and am amazed every time, by how much the Twin... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sitaly1203
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Pokhara
Mixed Feelings...

Let's begin by stating the Conservatory is Beautiful and you must visit! Como Zoo has come a long... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
brian M
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Stacy, 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (159 reviews)
“polar bears” (114 reviews)
“sunken garden” (80 reviews)
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
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"japanese garden"
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"polar bears"
in 114 reviews
"sunken garden"
in 80 reviews
"small amusement park"
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"suggested donation"
in 59 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 32 reviews
"sea lion show"
in 25 reviews
"fern room"
in 23 reviews
"big cats"
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"bonsai trees"
in 19 reviews
"small donation"
in 23 reviews
"merry go round"
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"animal exhibits"
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"winter months"
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"great place to visit"
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"year round"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed yesterday

I have visited this wonderful complex multiple times and am amazed every time, by how much the Twin Cities emphasizes public spaces. The Conservatory is wonderful, especially in the cold winter months, it is a great retreat! They are constantly changing out the flower room,...More

Thank Sitaly1203
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Let's begin by stating the Conservatory is Beautiful and you must visit! Como Zoo has come a long way since my field trip from my elemetary school nearly 50 yrs ago. The captivity for these animals has greatly improved. It's difficult to see those animals...More

Thank brian M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can't go wrong here! Born in the area parents used to take me here and now I also take my children, beautiful Japanese garden, wonderful animals, nice stroll, wonderful little splash pad for kids and rides! Many other things to do around the are and...More

Thank Kou X
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is top notch. The conservatory is gorgeous, and quite necessary in the midst of a Minnesota winter, in fact I have prescribed February visits to new residents to Minnesota on numerous occasions. The carousel was saved from auction in the 80s, and is,...More

Thank Annabel K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place to visit in the dead of winter. Escape the freezing temps and step into the tropics! And it's free!!!!!!!!! What are you waiting for? I sincerely enjoyed perusing through all of the conservatory exhibits - from the bonzai to the tropical...More

Thank waverider681
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters on a Sunday afternoon. It offers something for all ages. A must stop if you have not been here or its been a few years.

Thank TamaraJP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even during the winter months, this place is wonderful to visit. The Super Bold flower show has lots of shades of purple and hot pink in the sunken garden....absolutely gorgeous! Took a quick walk around the zoo, but most of the animals were taken an...More

Thank Nikko4Me
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE this place. It is great to visit year round however, one of my fav times in late winter. It's humid an smells so well.

Thank bpinmn2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was refreshing to step inside the conservatory to spend some time in the warmth and to enjoy the beauty. Excellent place for taking pictures.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as free activities, this has to be one of my favorites around. The zoo itself is a blast, and the conservatory is simply impeccable.

Thank Jack Anthony M
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daniellesjohnson
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.
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amaryk
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.
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Barbara B
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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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