Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Saint Paul

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#1 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Minnesota
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Home to 25 animal exhibits and a garden containing nearly 50,000 plants, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory pairs the education of a wildlife park with a world-class botanical display. Polar bears, penguins, gorillas, and lemurs represent some of the park's most notable residents. The conservatory section features a multitude of gardens and art displays, including a Japanese garden, an orchid house, a fern exhibit, and a seasonal rotating flower show. You'll find that most are housed within an ornate early 20th century glass structure. Entry is free, but a small donation is encouraged to help with facility operations and upkeep. With our world travel planner, Saint Paul attractions like Como Park Zoo & Conservatory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Fun zoo! Has some cool gardens and a fun butterfly experience. Have been there before with a neat Japanese tree garden but it was closed this past visit. Nice area to drive around, too. 
    Fun zoo! Has some cool gardens and a fun butterfly experience. Have been there before with a neat Japanese tree garden but it was closed this past visit. Nice area to drive around, too.  more »
  • Make sure you have a reservation! Families were turned away at the door who didn’t have one. Parking is a challenge so allow extra time if it’s a nice weather or weekend day! They were not allowing.....  more
    Make sure you have a reservation! Families were turned away at the door who didn’t have one. Parking is a challenge so allow extra time if it’s a nice weather or weekend day! They were not allowing.....  more »
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  • I love Como Park. There is no fee to get to see everything, the zoo, the conservatory, Japanese gardens, and admission to the fun park. They ask for donations at the rate of $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, but they let you in all the same. The zoo is cute and fun. You can see how far zoo's have come as they still display the original cages. The conservatory is lush and green. Plenty of orchids, birds of paradise, and beautiful tropical flowers. Amazing fruit trees, nut, and spice trees and plant. Highly recommend for a full day of fun.
  • Fantastic of course! Being one of the few Zoo's and Conservatories that's free in the nation, just makes it extra special. We try and contribute every now and then to show our appreciation. The place always looks amazing! We are blessed to have such a fine place to go year round. If you are thinking of visiting, make sure you get reservations ahead of time. Hopefully, soon, the restrictions will be lifted, but for now they still need to social distance and limit the number of folks in the facilities a day.

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