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1360 N Lexington Pkwy, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510344.981989 -93.146199
Miles of green space with a golf course, flower gardens and a free zoo. – In Short
One of the Cities' premier parks, Como stands out for its range of attractions: 450 acres include an 18-hole golf course, a zoo, a conservatory, the historic Cafesjian's Carousel, Como Lake and Como Lakeside Pavilion. There are even amusement rides, a mini-golf course, pony rides and an outdoor pool. In summer, enjoy 2.3 miles of paved trails. In winter, there's an equally expansive set of cross-country skiing trails. And you can picnic, too.
I think Como Park is a great place for anyone. You've got the zoo and the arboretum and in the summer there are rides, playgrounds, the lake, and picnic areas as well as a nice, small golf course. It appeals to singles as well as families.
The Best – For those who may not have watched the transformation of Como Park, This is THE Spot for both young and old. I went there as a child and it brings my children as much joy as I received. The Zoo is large enough to enjoy yet small enough to handle in a day and not feel overwhelmed. great for an hour or two or an all day trip. The conservatory is beyond words. But the best part of the park is really the history, it has been around forever and it keeps improving. The park is continually being updated and yet the improvements never impair the visit.
simply the best. – The cost of the park, everything is free even the ample parking, and it's location make it the best park in the cities.
Como is great – Como Park is by far the better of the parks I've ever been to. It's got a zoo, flower garden, park, and it's all free!!!! It also has rides, mini-golf, regular golf, and more. If you are in St. Paul you MUST go there.
I've been to Como Park several times and have never left feeling displeased. It is a wonderful park and it's a perfect place for a family outing, especially for families on a budget. The people who maintain and care for the park and the animals there are to be commended on the outstanding job they do. We try and make it to the park whenever we're in the Cities and we hope it remains open for a long time.
Fun, Free, and Fuzzy! – Whenever I have visitors (weather permitting), I take them to Como Park. It is such a beautiful area with the lakes, grassy areas, and walking/biking trails. And, the FREE zoo has so many varieties of animals that there's something for everyone! Not even the bigger, more expensive Minnesota Zoo has polar bears, but they can certainly be found playing around at the Como Park Zoo! There are exhibits inside and out, but it is in a well-contained area so you don't get tired walking for miles to see all the animals. Also, because it isn't huge, you don't have to spend an entire day at the zoo--you'd still have time for a nice walk around the lake or a picnic in the park!
My 'Hood – I live just minutes away from Como so I always go there to hang out. There are lots of things to do and see. The flower garden in the Spring is magnificent and the water ride at the lake is fun. You can also visit the garden or the zoo or even have the kids go on the rides.. It's a cool place!
For gramps and grams...or families – OK.. ifyou're young like me.. don't go there. It's kind of a snoozer. BUT, it's pretty if you are all alone and want to make out with your mate. Just go...it might be kind of fun to watch those poor animals in small living quarters and smell pretty flowers.
Shades of my Childhood – I spent many summer days at Como Park as a kid, and I have soooo many fond memories. Like the day I FINALLY got up the nerve to ride the Mad Mouse -- you couldn't get me off of it! And feeding the seals -- especially the REALLY BIG, LOUD one! I loved that! And riding the giant tortoise. And getting one of those wax gorilla figures (the smell of hot wax STILL evokes that memory!)
I was out last summer, and we COULDN'T FEED THE SEALS!!! WHAT'S UP WITH THAT!?!? THAT WAS THE BEST PART OF GOING TO COMO!
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