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“something for everyone”

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Ranked #1 of 13 Fun & Games in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Como Park park has a number of different attractions for people of all ages. The zoo is small but just the right size for bringing small children without overwhelming them. There is a conservatory which is great for some indoor plant life in the middle of winter. The outdoor gardens are well kept and be sure to visit the Japanese garden. It has many walking paths and they are kept shoveled so you can walk in the winter around Lake Como. You can cross country ski in the winter. Lastly, don't miss the merry-go-round. It's a beautiful restored ride. All is free except the rides.

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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Como zoo is a family favorite. We drive the two and a half hours to go at least once a year.
The zoo is quite nice with large animal exhibits!
The gardens and rainforest exhibit are just so fragrant, clean, and beautiful! We just went this past weekend with a group of 17 (most under 9) and had a blast! Awesome place and a must see

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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Como park within the heart of the City of St. Paul has something for everyone! The Marjorie Neil Conservatory has a spectacular sunken garden in addition to the other rooms, and many people take photographs of the orchids, bonsai and other displays. The zoo has a great primate house, big cats area and a new polar bear exhibit in addition to the wolves, giraffes, and other animals. Winding paths lead you through the park, which includes a large, antique covered merry-go-round and a children's amusement park. Walk across the pedestrian bridge to Como Lake and stroll/hike/bike/rollerblade around the 1 1/2+ mile paths. Stop in at the Lakeside Pavilion for ice cream cones or breakfast or lunch and maybe catch a concert or play at night under the cover of the Pavilion. The Park also has a golf course (available for cross-country skiing in wintertime) and picnic grounds with shelters and fire pits. I visit this park every time I travel to St. Paul, Minnesota.

Thank Maimeo
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

The park zoo, and adjacent "Como Town" amusement park, provided our family with hours of (relatively) low cost entertainment. For a "free" zoo, it was really quite nice. And the amusement park reminded me a bit of the old county fair, with relatively mild thrill rides, bumper cars, and a little play area for the smallest kids.

Worth an afternoon with the kids, though I'd say it leans toward the smaller set of kiddies.

Thank SteveinSoCal
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

I visit Como Zoo at least 6 times a year. My boys love seeing the animals and of course spending time at Como Town. We just visited Como Zoo last week and the kids played in the water and enjoyed the zipline and my youngest loved the sand area. I like that the themes change as often as the weather. Last year they had a butterfly exibit which was really cool and the kids loved walking through trying to locate all the different species of butterflies. They did not have that this year and we do miss it. Although the Polar Bear exibit is very cool. We will have many more trips to Como zoo. We are so thankful that it is available. There is no fee to enter although they do ask for a donation. The donation is whatever you would like to donate. I always give to hopefully keep it free.

Thank lahianagirl01
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