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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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Great value for the price = free

Excellent layout and well thought out exhibit areas for the animals. Can't get much closer to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Wonderful Zoo

This is a wonderful zoo. I couldn’t believe there was no charge just a suggested donation. We got... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie H
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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” (157 reviews)
“polar bears” (109 reviews)
“sunken garden” (77 reviews)
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103
+1 651-487-8200
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent layout and well thought out exhibit areas for the animals. Can't get much closer to the polar bears and the great apes display is super.

Thank Blewbels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful zoo. I couldn’t believe there was no charge just a suggested donation. We got there close to closing but we’re able to see all of the animals. The grounds and exhibits seem very clean and well taken care of. The animals...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't get me wrong. The Conservatory is great to visit all year round. But, it has a special attraction in the cold of winter. While it is technically free to get in, they do ask for a free will donation. Happily, it seems as if...More

Thank E954HTrichardh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Like this much better than new zoo. Easier to get to and around. Animals are present in nice enclosures and can usually be seen. Parking can be a challenge when school groups are there. I

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been coming to this zoo since I was a child. It has a wide variety of things to see, a friendly staff and they don't charge you an entry fee! What a great thing they are doing for the community! The do accept donations,...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The greenhouses have lush tropical plants. It feels nourishing just to breathe the air. I imagine this would be even more special in the December where the warmth and green would be in contrast to the Minnesota winter. There was nothing off-putting about the zoo....More

Thank Don. T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We take the grandkids here in the fall and winter, nice place. Last year we saw the baby giraffe and baby gorilla.

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The zoo has several animals that are displayed well. It's not a huge facility so it doesn't take too long to walk the entire place. Enjoyed the conservatory, especially seeing all the Bonsai trees. Had some beautiful lily pads and lots of different flowers. Very...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful! If you haven't been here before, it's well worth the visit. The conservatory is breathtaking. The zoo is small but you get a lot more than you would expect from a free zoo. They also have an area with rides, games,...More

Thank Armin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-see. They change the Sunken garden seasonally. They are so beautiful. For someone who enjoys plants you've got to go. This is a great place for families couples, friends. Things change in different seasons and they have special events. They're next to the zoo...More

Thank Vickie H
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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
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.