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St. Louis Zoo

1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 781 0900
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Ranked #8 of 131 Attractions 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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Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

this is a really big zoo. it was very nice. so many good animals here. need to spend a whole day here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

One of the world's premier zoos that keeps evolving. Be prepared to spend at least half if not a full day. Free street parking and also pay parking lot available. Free entrance but cost involved to ride the Zoo train .Recommend riding that train if elderly or small children are visiting due to size of the facility. If possible, view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great zoo great price. Lots of extra things to do although they get pricey. Disappointed that the penguins werent there the last few times

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Manchester, mo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

St.louis has one of the best zoos in America, it's very user friendly and wonderful for children with a great children zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The St. Louis Zoo is free for all. Some areas charge a fee and you can purchase a "package" for several areas for a very reasonable price. The zoo is open nearly every day in the year. Some animals are more active when it is cooler outside making it a fun place to visit year round. Prepare to do some... More 

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Free admission, you can park free within Forest Park on the street curbside. Be aware the parking lots adjacent to zoo entrance are expensive ($20), but since zoo admission is free, still a bargain overall. Easily an entire day to see everything. Very clean and safe. Lot's of food options which are not overly priced as one might suspect. Take... More 

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Edwardsville, IL
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52 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I'm a St. Louis native and have visited the zoo too many times to count. I have also visited zoos in many other cities, and none have really compared. This zoo has world class exhibits and beautiful old buildings with fabulous architecture. And of course, the best part is that it's FREE!!! Yes, there are some things that cost extra,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Well cared for animals and property. Clean and safe for families with small children It is easy to spend a whole day there with several nice places for lunch.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great Christmas light show; great exhibits and sights even in the winter; you still can get refreshments and there is no crowds.

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Yuba City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had so much fun at this zoo! We saw so many animals up close and personal. The ape house was fabulous. There were some exhibits that were closed but they were remodeling them. Good places to eat within the park. Neat vantage points. I would go again.

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