#38 Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
#38 of 52 Must See Things in Minneapolis.
Como Zoo and Conservatory is the foolproof destination for a day of family fun. Open year-round, the zoo’s admission is free (although guest donation is encouraged), and features both indoor and outdoor exhibits. From penguins to tigers, Como Zoo has a wide variety of wild animals (60+ species), as well as free educational programs and exhibits featuring their animals.
Beyond animal exhibits, Como Park also has an amusement park, a beautiful conservatory, 2 miles of paved trails, and more. Enter the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory to experience the lush collection of gardens, such as the tropical garden and sunken garden. If you have kids, the Leonard Wilkening Children’s Gallery is a space designated for hands-on activities for children to learn about animals and plants. Check out their Garden Safari Gift Shop for souvenirs, and if you’re hungry, visit their Zobota Café for sandwiches and salads.
Learn more about Como Park Zoo & Conservatory at their website: http://www.comozooconservatory.org/.