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On the spot: Catch a leopard for a weekend ride to zoo

A free zoo is about as good as it gets for family entertainment in these economic times.
Now there’s a nice new freebie that also solves the perennial parking problem during peak times at St. Paul’s popular Como Zoo.
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A free zoo is about as good as it gets for family entertainment in these economic times.

Now there’s a nice new freebie that also solves the perennial parking problem during peak times at St. Paul’s popular Como Zoo.

The St. Paul Parks and Recreation department is operating a free round-trip shuttle service that uses three wild-themed buses. Visitors can be picked up by one of the vehicles at the Minnesota state fairgrounds and dropped off at the front entrance of the Como Zoo.

The buses run every weekend from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Check here for more details about the zoo and here for the shuttle program.