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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 781 0900
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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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it was fun

We had a great time there is a lot of walking It was a little cold The is a charge for the carasaul the sea lion show train and the childrens zoo The monkeys birds etc are in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Crystal G
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Saybrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great time there is a lot of walking It was a little cold The is a charge for the carasaul the sea lion show train and the childrens zoo The monkeys birds etc are in a warm building The is a charge for parking unless you want to park on the street and walk. It was a... More 

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London, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Our family had some time to kill so we decided to go to the zoo. It has been years since I have been to a zoo, and this one is great. Very clean, and lots of animals to see. I do feel bad for how small several of the enclosures are, but not sure how to change that. Anyway it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Being from St. Louis makes us really spoiled when it comes to zoos because ours is so fantastic! Parking can be hard to find for free, but you do have the option to pay to park in one of the zoo's lots. One of the best things about our zoo is that there is free admission! For most this pretty... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Still one of the best Zoo's in the US but the weekend was so packed, it made it hard to enjoy. No parking for thousands of people. Really not a fun experience due to the number of guest and parking issues. This is a free zoo but once again....who really cares if you can't park and enjoy it! It also... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Animals are healthy and well cared for. Enclosures are spacious and green. Especially enjoyed the penguins. Probably 1/5-1/4 of enclosures empty but that's probably because it's March. Oh, and the bird house is a real treat.

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Shanghai, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My family loves zoos, so we frequently look for them when we are traveling. This zoo was such a great surprise! There was a parking fee, but zoo entrance was free! And the facilities are extensive, modern, and well worth seeing. Wonderful zoo!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Never been to this zoo before, but can't wait to go back! Took the family here when we decided to get out of town for a few days. My wife had been here years ago, but this was the first time for my son and I. First the price was very good. Who doesn't like free!!! If you get there... More 

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our family visited the zoo on a Thursday morning/afternoon and it was very enjoyable! Not only is the zoo free, but if you get there early enough, you can park along the street by the zoo and not have to pay the $15 parking fee for being in the zoo's lot. It was a little brisk outside, which certainly kept... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Love going here, been going for years. Everything is worth seeing, but must sees if you are limited on time is the sea lions and the Penguins. Walking underneath and watching the seals swim by is awesome. The Penguins are so close. Big cat country is great as big cats always fascinate me. Great children's zoo to see as well... More 

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Naples, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is fantastic...and it's FREE. They are always updating enclosures and keeping up with what's best for the animals.

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