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St. Louis Zoo

Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 781 0900
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Ranked #4 of 88 Activities in Saint Louis
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Leisure education
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Leisure education
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.

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Saint Louis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Saint Louis has the best free Zoo in the country! So much to see. Wear good walking shoes. Many exhibits to see. Tickets for shows can be purchased at gate. Make sure you see Ginger the new baby orangutan. You can bring in drinks and snacks. The train gets crowded so go whenever you see a short line. A fun... More 

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Macon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The St.Louis Zoo is a wonderful place to visit,relaxing, walking, not sure a person could ever get tired of going there. I'm sure its not the best in the country but take advantage of it.Great place to visit, and the price is right. I will tell you don't listen to the people working at the parking lot, the lot was... More 

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Waynesville, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Pros- Free admission, can find free parking, very well kept, lots of bathrooms, staff friendly and quick to answer questions, not crowded at this time of year. Cons - have to pay for things such as the train (closed at this time of year), and children's zoo area(we didn't visit), upgrading some parts of zoo so they are closed (Polar... More 

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Maplewood
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This zoo is excellent in the summer but with cooler temps a lot of the animals are not out and visible. Lots of walking to see all the exhibits. Definitely recommend River's Edge exhibit for hippos and elephants. $10 fee for parking but come in and drive to the far end of parking so you don't have to walk as... More 

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St.Louis region
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Zoo takes multiple visits to if you want to take in most of the exhibits. Special shows and attractions are icing on the cake. Our family NEVER tires of visiting here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The St. Louis Zoo is routinely voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country. What's even more remarkable is that it is free! There are some exhibits that have an entrance fee but you can certainly enjoy this beautiful place without spending a dime. The grounds are kept immaculately and the exhibits keep the animals in their... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Yes the zoo is free BUT think about what that means for a bit. Crowded!!! I could care less about the small fees as your decide what you want to do but if it is free, they will come! and they do... in droves, so getting around is more challenging and being able to see the displays can be challenging... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The holiday display adds to an already fabulous attraction for everyone in your family. Sure it was cold, but you could duck into many buildings to warm your fingers and toes along with your heart at the close up and personal experiences with the animals.

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Washington, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been to zoos all over the United States, but none has ever been as special as the St. Louis Zoo. The entry into the zoo is still completely free and even if you choose to do the paid activities, you can buy a pass for a very small fee. I love the zoo and it just keeps getting... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

World class zoo and entry is free. The kids love it amd we visit almost monthly. Many animals are not on display in the winter, but still a great outing.

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