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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

#1 of 119 things to do in Saint Paul Features Animals
1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8201
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Free. Interesting. Lots to see and do.

We went on a Saturday as that is the only day we had to visit...it was packed. They do have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cassandra C
Santee, California
My wife's first visit

I brought my bride to the first zoo of my childhood. I love how the zoo has modernized. I still... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Foley, 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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  • Average4%
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8201
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a Saturday as that is the only day we had to visit...it was packed. They do have shuttles at various locations, but we managed to find parking a few blocks from the entrance. It is free for entrance, but donations are accepted....More

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I brought my bride to the first zoo of my childhood. I love how the zoo has modernized. I still remember the old cages as seen empty at the administration building. The new displays do a much better job.

Thank Chetspringer61
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friends from out of state visiting. Toured all the various gardens. Typical flowers of the area, tropical flowers, fern garden, Japanese garden. Many other choices. We spent two hours there and enjoyed it. Donation system, but if no money, entrance is free.

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With only 2.5 hours to spare, we decided to give Como a try. No entrance fee, but a donation is encouraged, and worth it. The animal exhibits were great, with some areas for interactive information. You can then wander through rooms upon rooms of plant...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a fun morning! We checked out the rides first. Very affordable and a great selection! Then we headed to the zoo. I love the large exhibits so the animals have plenty of room to roam!

Thank Thedakotakid
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having a four year old who loves the zoo, we knew we needed to try this. A full sized zoo would be too exhausting for her and certainly not worth $50 for two adults and a child. With the suggested donation, this zoo is PERFECT!...More

Thank Joplingirls
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My kids love to go to the zoo. The Minnesota zoo is great but it is too big for little kids. I preferred como zoo, great size and also have como town and como park.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Long time family favorite since we use to live a block is so away. Sparky show thrills children..updated recently with great viewing exhibits. A Free Zoo, but please consider a small donation for future generations. The butterfly garden was brimming with beautiful butterfly giving photo...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year they put on a fun Halloween bash where you can walk around good treats for your kids. Como Zoo is a classic Staple in Minnesota. It's a Public Zoo that costs nothing to visit. I remember going here as a child and having...More

Thank Mike91188
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the zoo and loved it we always enjoy this place and u can't beat the donation of $2 a child $3 adults very reasonable outing for the kids my granddaughter was way more comfortable and really enjoyed the zoo today the butterflies exhibit...More

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Are there personal viewings allowed of your Sloth? May a visitor pay a fee to see it personally with a zoo keeper?
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.
We will be visiting from out of town and staying at a Mall of America area hotel. We will not have a car. Is there a shuttle or public transportation available to get to the zoo?
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
Handicapped accessible? Wheelchair rentals?
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.