This zoo offers a true old-fashioned family outing. Visitors can still see the old cages on the outside of the Zoodale Gift ... More
Como Park Zoo
This zoo offers a true old-fashioned family outing. Visitors can still see the old cages on the outside of the Zoodale Gift Shop/Restaurant building. Now the big cats, gorillas, other simians and the hoofed animals all have new homes. The Sparky the Seal Show delights all ages during the summer. And it is all free. Of course, you could buy treats for the seals and yourself, too. The adjacent amusement park provides kiddie rides and cotton candy during the summer.
Como Regional Park is a precious gem in the crown of Saint Paul! The Zoo is just the right size for young children--not too big and tiring (ditto for those bringing them). Long-gone are the small, stinky cages I remember from my childhood. The fine wild animal collections roam and reside in specially designed habitats. The impressive Conservatory and Lakeside Pavilion have been completely rebuilt and restored to their original splendor. Additions of a Japanese Garden, antique Carousel, Butterfly Garden and Educational Building enhance the experience. The exhibits are still free--donations encouraged. You can even park and shuttle for free on the zoo's leopard-print bus:) A better deal cannot be found!
i love the animals ..i can hardly wait until the polar bear exhibit is open..i felt sad to learn sparky passed on to seal heaven.i still have a picture of him.my grandchildren really enjoyed the zoo!!!!
It was free! We were impressed..especially for a nominal donation. Parking lots were loaded when we arrived. We were a little discouraged but saw free shuttle signs. So, we drove & drove. We finally got to the lot & sure enough there was a free shuttle. Wish we had gone there right away rather than drive a round looking for parking.
It was a morning full of animals. Good time for a family.
Como is a place me and my boyfriend go alot when we want some excersise and we're bored. It's free though we always feel bad and make a donation.
It's a very small zoo, and they have the obvious asortment of animals; Lions, tigers, giraffes, gorillas....but they're still working on a new bear exhibit which looks like it will be a good addition...when its complete.
Me and my boyfriend really enjoy the rain forest exhibit.. they have a sloth that isnt in a cage named Sophie. She's really cute and just sleeps in a tree...
We've always gone to Como when we have little money to spend on an outing so we've never eaten in the little cafe...but the food looks good and I believe its prepared right in front of you and made to order...but like all musuems and zoos it's pricey...
If you have money to spend and you're looking for a real zoo expirence; I'd suggest you go to the Minnesota Zoo instead...
This is one of my favorait places to go in the summer with my 4 boys. We have a membership the the bigger MN zoo but we all still love going to Como. There is no cost for most of the zoo and park, so it is a great place for families on a budget.
i went there the first time and they were redoing the reptile house i went back again when it was done and its great the animals seem happy and the experience was awsome unfournetly they were redoing the polar bear exibit.
Enjoy a stroll on the intertwining walkways that wind through this park. A man made stream is the center of
attention for many who visit. During the warm spring and summer months, listen to recorded and live music from ...
A great place to hike, bike, ski, fish, canoe or just take in nature, Fort Snelling State Park offers a
wealth of outdoor activities. Filled with trails that link Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, other ...
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Saint Paul Downtown is ideally situated in the heart of the St. Paul, Minnesota thriving
retail and downtown business district. This hotel offers many indoor skyway connections to numerous state, federal and corporate offices. ...