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Address: 1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
Phone Number: +1 651-487-8201
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Located in historic Como Park, this popular zoo, especially known for its...

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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Best thing is free

Great place to visit not much on the weekend, you need to be early parking gets full easily, they have a reasonable place to eat inside, love the gardens great for summer visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit not much on the weekend, you need to be early parking gets full easily, they have a reasonable place to eat inside, love the gardens great for summer visit also they festivals.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a gem! The conservatory is a special kind of heaven - admittedly more interesting to adults than kids but the kids usually love the zoo so everyone gets something. We love this place all year 'round and have never been disappointed.

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Thank ElleAhr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Como Zoo in a long time. The changes are amazing. I especially like the fact that you can get a meal and eat in air conditioning.

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Thank Tami E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sunken Garden at Como is beautiful! It was relatively busy when I went, but I was still able to enjoy the beauty of the flowers.

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Thank Lisa H
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Major letdown. There were some newer buildings, but most of the exhibits seemed antiquated. The indoor exhibits were depressing. It seemed like they are having serious funding issues. The grounds were not maintained to a very high level. I'm generally a supporter of zoos & their missions, but it didn't appear they were committed as the Minnesota Zoo. It's free... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether it's Como Town (rides and stuff for kids) or the zoo, Como is a wonderful destination if you live in St. Paul (or if you're willing to make the trip).

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo and conservatory are small but very quaint. I enjoyed seeing the different animals and the relaxed pace at the zoo. The admission is free. I parked offsite and used the free shuttle to get to the zoo.

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Thank KU90
Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day to be at the zoo. Como Park is free and the place was filled with young families. The majestic lions sat regally and didn't touch the pumpkins. The polar bears ate every bit of the pumpkins. The monkeys entertained. I really like the conservatory.

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Thank singingaccordionist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cal count on Como to be a well maintained, fresh, clean and safe. I love dropping the electronics for an hour or so and just take in all of the beautiful things they have. Love going.

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Thank Mike C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have two zoos in the Twin Cities, and only this one is free, attracting people of all income levels, ethnicities and ages. Como Zoo offers a surprising range of animals and exhibits, is well maintained and continually being improved. My favorites include the Polar Bears, Orangutans and Gorillas. As a city park it also has rides for young children... More 

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