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

The price is right: free! & especially because this is a fantastic zoo! We visited with our 9-year old on our last day of vacation. She was tired from all the vacation busyness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Grimes, Iowa
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Grimes, Iowa
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The price is right: free! & especially because this is a fantastic zoo! We visited with our 9-year old on our last day of vacation. She was tired from all the vacation busyness, so she mostly just wanted to see her favorites - polar bear, penguins, zebras, elephants, giraffes, sea lions, etc. - & ride the $3 carousel. We didn't... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A must see with kids when in St. Louis. I believe this to be one of the best zoos in the country. The exhibits are wonderful and just walking around is a pleasure. It can get very crowded so go early.

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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Much smaller than I expected. There is a lot of space to walk but the design is just poor there isn't that much stuff. We went Monday 8AM and they were cleaning cages so there were almost no animals out. Missed the Polar bears, elephants, and several others because of this. Apparently if you get there before 8AM they don't... More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. We paid $15 to park but there is free parking on the street. Just to walk and view the animals is free but there are some attractions the require a fee. If you plan on doing most of those I would recommend the $12 pass that gets you into all those attractions. I... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We are from Indiana and visit the st. Louis about once year. This zoo is very well maintained with very nice exhibits, not to mention it's free!

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St. Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The St. Louis Zoo has been one of my "go to," places most of my life. And in that time, I have witnessed many changes, most for the better. There still is NO admission charge. But parking, shows, special exhibits including The Children's Zoo are all extra and for a large family, it can add up. That said, it is... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend for the specific purpose of feeding the giraffe. The zoo is free but you they offer different experiences for a fee. It was worth the money to feed the gentle giants.

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Montreal
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187 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic zoo that looks like it receives adequate funding. It has very nice enclosures and the grounds are very well landscaped and manage to shade the walkways most of the time. We noticed after the fact that there might be some free street parking in the Forest Park, but since the zoo admission is free, why not save time and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I am blown away by the quality of this FREE Zoo. It is well kept, clean and nicely designed. The exhibits are top notch for the animals with plenty of room for the animals to roam around and move. The day I went, it was upper 90s with lots of people. The zoo provided mist fans to help guests cool... More 

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Free to the public, loads of attractions & child friendly. What more could a family ask for in a zoo?

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Additional Information about St. Louis Zoo

Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 781 0900
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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