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St. Louis Zoo

., Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 781 0900
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Ranked #8 of 145 attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Leisure education
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The St. Louis Zoo is a world-renown zoo founded in 1910 that has free admission. Open every day of the year except Christmas and New Year’s Day, the... more »
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Aptos, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Free to the public. Animals are in the natural habitats. World Class zoo. Allow at least 3 hours to see the place.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I reside in a city with a pretty magnificent and well known zoo so I was a little skeptical that what I was going to see in St. Louis would be any better - but I was wrong. The admission is free - any time, all of the time, etc. Parking is minimal. Drink prices are reasonable. The animals were... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family loved this zoo! I loved that the layout. I didn't feel like we missed any part of it. We were there in early July and it was hot! Some animals were laying around but most were moving. The elephants came as close as they could to us! We were sad the penguins were under construction until next year.... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

In recent years it has been a "thing " for my family while visiting various places around the U.S. to visit all the zoos we can. A zoo is a great place to view animals from around the world and educate your children about things they may never see again. We have been to all kinds of different zoos and... More

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Hudson, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had heard rave reviews about the zoo. Ranging from its price and the variety, that it was tremendous value. Make sure to get there early, as it gets really busy and there are some free things that you can do in the morning that cost after the first hour. Well, let me start with this, and it will be... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent Zoo!! The whole reason we made the trip to St. Louis was for the zoo. The zoo is right off I-64 which makes it very easy to get to. The zoo itself is free to get in, but there are fees for some lf the exhibits and of course for parking. Parking alone is $15.00. When you get over... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a nice, big clean zoo with many attractions for the price. I have to say our favorite part of the entire trip was getting to pet the sharks and stingrays. They come right up to you and they love being touched! We also enjoyed the train ride. The animal exhibits from the lizards and snakes to the giraffes... More

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Arnold Mo.
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

St. Louis is one of the only totally free zoos in the country. It is very large and they are continually opening new exhibits so it never gets stale. this is a must do when you are here and as I said who can argue with FREE

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Bedford, Indiana, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the arch in St. Louis and went to the top. It was an awesome experience looking down on the river and boat ride that we had been on previous to going to the arch. The ride up was very interesting and so was the information that we got on how they devised a way to get there.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The new exhibits are GREAT! The River's Edge is now even better with the new exhibits! Of course, we also love the new Sea Lion Sound (new last year)! It's so much fun to watch the sea lions swim all around you. They apparently love "red things" because a little girl had a red rag doll that she was putting... More

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