Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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.
    • Attractions:
    • 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.


1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103


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