Como Zoo and conservatory offer a great place for a romantic date, or a day with the family. The conservatory is great for a grey or cold day pick-me-up, with the abundant colors and textures and smells of exotic plants and flowers. Even in mid-winter, I can temporarily forget I'm in the frozen tundra of a Minnesota winter in the lush greenhouses. The zoo has a nice layout, with both outdoor and indoor viewing of animals. For the kids, there is Como Town, with rides and fair-like fun for the kids. We were impressed by the professional and courteous employees staffing the rides--they made it feel much safer than a typical traveling ride or carnival.