Como Park is a Midwestern version of what large urban parks, such as Golden Gate Park, or Central Park, tend to offer. Large expanses of grass (to picnic, play, or sleep on), a zoo, ball parks, rides (usually just a carousel-but Como offers more), a small lake with paddle boat rentals, a glass conservatory and flower gardens. Quaint amusements that were the highlight of turn of the century living. Fortunately, these attractions are still a hit with families and individuals today.
The conservatory is an especially welcome respite in the middle of a cold Minnesota winter--when you just want to see something, anything green. It also makes a beautiful backdrop for weddings, particularly near the large reflection pool.