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“A tropical escape in the middle of winter”

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Ranked #1 of 117 things to do in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
St. Paul, MN
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A tropical escape in the middle of winter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

I love the Como Conservatory! It is a beautiful indoor garden which is the perfect place to experience a tropical, humid moment in the middle of a cold, dry Minnesota winter. The Japanese gardens and the orchid collections are my favorites. Don't miss it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

A great place all year long. Conservatory a must see

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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988 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
“Conservatory is a real gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

The Conservatory is one of St. Paul's gems - a wonderful place for a family to enjoy, especially during the winter, and a perfect place to take visitors. Cost is very modest. The plants and flowers are more beautiful than can be conveyed. This is a very special, very beautiful place.

Visited January 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Quality experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Beautiful, restful place to visit and enjoyable for entire family. Excellent experience each time.

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Virginia
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

We were quite surprised with the size and beauty of this place. The conservatory was just beautiful. The fern room and the flower rooms were our favorites. The rainforest was also well done. Visiting in winter meant that not all animals were outside but it was fun to see the winter animals such as polar bear and snow leopard. We attended two keeper events on snow leopards and polar bears and they were very knowledgeable. We absolutely loved this place. We will come again if ever back in this area.

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