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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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Hidden Gem!

The iconic Conservatory is a charming hidden gem in the middle of winter, wonderfully maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
minneapolis mn
Excellent zoo during the cold

This zoo has a ton of indoor attractions that make for a fun getaway during the bitter cold. Here... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Fargo, North Dakota
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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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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
+1 651-487-8200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The iconic Conservatory is a charming hidden gem in the middle of winter, wonderfully maintained, and their seasonal flower show is not to be missed.

Thank queenmalley
Reviewed 6 days ago

This zoo has a ton of indoor attractions that make for a fun getaway during the bitter cold. Here are some of the items you an see indoors: Primates, polar bears, birds, fish, gorillas, pretty gardens, zebras, giraffes. And it is free!

Thank Busboy19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo itself is small with only a few animals in January. Cold to walk between the buildings, but warm buildings to hang out and see the animals. The conservatory was a wonderful, warm place to wander around at your own pace. The teens in...More

Thank jtmomaha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Comi park on a whim and where very impressed, you wouldn't guess it in January but the attractions are very easy to find and really went above my expectations. All the staff was very knowledgeable and nice. We will...More

Thank Megan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to other "free" Zoos its pretty average. Would like to see more variety. Our favorite is the flowers.. A great place to go when weather in MN is dreary. The Carousel is the best. There is a charge for this but it's worth it.

Thank tampa7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just a few days ago when it was 4 degrees outside. It was very enjoyable and worth the trip on a cold day. There is no charge as it lives on donations!

Thank johntO3966SI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minus 17c. outside, so just the place to go, but watch out for the blast of hot hummid air as you enter. They have some very unusual plants including Bonsai. Admission is free although donations are welcome.

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...for a 1 - 2 hour diversion from old man winter. The indoor conservatory houses a wide range of tropicals. Learned where some spices and flavors come from. A modest zoo in terms of size and scope, but worthwhile nonetheless. Short, outdoor walks between the...More

Thank tradi_travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you need to escape the frozen tundra that the region can become, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a great place to visit. Our family had a great time seeing the various plants and enjoying the warmth of the green oasis here in...More

Thank Rome M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Como Conservatory is a great place to get away for those who don't have a warm weather vacation scheduled. It's free with a suggested donation of $3/adult (please donate and support this lovely venue.) It's wonderful to head to the conservatory during a frigid...More

Thank krae21
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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.
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
22 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.