Located within Como Regional Park is the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the latter of which is named the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. It was built in 1915 and the design is typical of conservatories built in the early 20th century. It features several gardens and rooms including a fern room, palm room, water garden, Japanese garden, and an impressive Bonsai tree collection. Visitors will see a wide array of tropical plants and flowers. When it was built, the conservatory replaced nine run-down greenhouses. In 2015 it was named after Marjorie McNeeley, a philanthropist who donated money to the conservatory as well as other cultural organizations. The park itself features many attractions and activities such as the zoo, fishing, picnicking, paddleboat rentals, an amusement park, a restaurant, and golf and mini golf.


  • The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory was built in 1915.
    The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory was built in 1915.
"History." Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Accessed April 3, 2017. http://www.comozooconservatory.org/about/history/#/marjorie-mcneely-conservatory.

Nelson, Charles. "Como Park Conservatory." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. November 19, 1974. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/7c0d54e8-e5e3-4687-bc8c-6b2f03ed31d1.