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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 #3 of 315 things to do 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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Sikeston, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to take kids, or for you and your spouse to enjoy. Lots of animals and shows, my favorite is the Reptile house.

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London
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome place to have a day out with the kids. Summertime is usually pretty hot in St Louis and the place gets very busy over the weekends. Admission is free and they have lots of paid attractions ranging from $3 - $5 per person.Children under 2 are free. It's not often you see a "Free" anything these... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is unequaled. There is NO admission charge and a nominal charge to buy a package that entitles you to the extras like the train, the children's zoo, etc. The Zoo always has something great to see and is always improving and adding to its already great exhibits. The polar bear exhibit opens this year! We have... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The home of Marlin Perkins from "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" for those who remember. It's an old, well stocked zoo and worth the time and effort if you are in MO. I don't remember if it was free or really inexpensive, but worth it either way.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You will want a whole day to explore this wonderful zoo . Every animal you can think of ,the grounds are clean and staff are friendly. Plus its free . You might want two or three days for this area there is so much to do, forest park ,the plantarium ,the arch and many museums. Great family fun !

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Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

FREE admission , you can buy a bundled package cheap if you want to take a train ride, virtual rides and the petting zoo..Well maintained and hours of pure enjoyment for animal lovers..

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The St. Louis zoo is an awesome zoo with many creatures and animals on display as well as events and attractions always going on! The zoo is kept up well and is always a guarantee for a few hours of entertainment!

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Indianapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Having a free zoo in the middle of a metropolis might conjur an idea that it is small and limited. This city has dedicated itself to ensuring that all of the educational and recreational benefits of a first class zoo are accessible to all.

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Saint Louis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best zoo in the world and it is free. Located in Forest Park and near the Art Museum, you will want to make a day of it.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

No complaints. Everything was so cool, specially the underwater tunnel! The zoo is free - which is the best part.. We had the chance to see all the animals.. Be prepared to take a long walk.. The park is huge!

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