Peaceful. Relaxing. Green. Tropical palms of all shapes and sizes rule in the Palm Dome at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. "Wow" and "Oh my god" escape my lips a lot each time I visit this mammoth glass enclosure—some trees have leaves big enough to blanket a Saint Bernard; maybe even two at the same time! I kid you not. Also, a Carludovica palmata, a.k.a. the Panama hat palm, awaits you. Its leaves are harvested for that legendary hat. Definitely worth a visit if you're headed to Minneapolis or St. Paul, no matter the season (but especially in the winter). And admission is free!