Situated in Saint Paul, this zoo and conservatory features a variety of animal exhibits along with beautiful botanical gardens.
- Opening Date: 1897.
- Unique Aspects: Owned by the City of Saint Paul, it’s a division of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation. It’s the first zoo established in Minnesota, started with a donation of three deer. The park and zoo are free, relying on voluntary donations.
- Zoo with 1,700 animals across 66 species.
- Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
- Amusement park, carousel, Lake Como, golf course, a pool, and more.
- Como Park offers 2.3 miles of paved trails, athletic fields, fishing pier, paddleboat, and bike rentals.
- History: Originally a simple fenced pasture for deer, it expanded to include native Minnesota animals like elk and moose, and later exotic pets. The conservatory was built in 1915 to provide a warm winter home for animals.