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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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Wonderful and fun :)

I had so so much fun at this zoo. It is free entry and super fun. My girlfriend and I spent about 4 hours there. It's well staffed and all the animals seem happy and well taken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had so so much fun at this zoo. It is free entry and super fun. My girlfriend and I spent about 4 hours there. It's well staffed and all the animals seem happy and well taken care of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

On a brief visit to St. Louis husband & I visited the zoo, all the new babies out with their family. Amazing! Very few animals were in secluded areas & kept from the public. We were not able to see the polar bear or the Penguins, bit our plan is to return. Some of the concession employees www quite rude... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I remember when my daughter was little, we would go several times a year. It had been about 7 yrs since the last visit, and wow has it changed. We did struggle to find our way around at times but only because we were use to the old set up. Food was a little expensive for what you received but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Caveat - we only saw the river's edge and the sea lion show due to limited time. But the river's edge was nice. There is a long winding trail that allows you to see most animals from at least two different angles. There were lots of animals in the river's edge and most were in what seemed to be as... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Since it's free you may have low expectations but you better rethink that. It's one of the best zoos in the country! Being a native Saint Louisan I have visited many times over the years. They are always updating something......most recently the bear area & penguin & puffin coast. The last few years they've added Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, River's... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Zoo is free and is located on parkland that includes and bunch of other museums and golf course. This is one of the cleaner zoos I have been too and I have traveled quite a bit. They have several attractions that you cannot find at some other zoos. The zoo itself is well laid out with beautiful landscaping. Be... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had not visited the St. Louis Zoo since our kids were little, it has expanded and been redone. It is much nicer than I remember and very enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's for kids, if you are from Chicago and know the Chicago zoos you don't need to give priority to this attraction. The train was the best for the kids.

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place is incredible. Did I mention that it is free? The extras that you could pay for are well worth it,but unnecessary. Park for free along the road behind the north entrance or at the art museum if you get there early enough. You don't need to pay for parking if you are willing to walk a little.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I promised myself I would see this zoo next time I was in St. Louis, and extended my trip a day just to do it. I was not disappointed! There were decent selections of all kinds of animals, from frogs and lizards to hippos, zebra and elephants. While I was there one of the kangaroos had an enormous joey still... More 

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