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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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We spent 8 hours here on July 4 & it never felt crazy busy at all. It was very shady & never too hot. The polar bear is awesome & not to be missed! Make sure you get there during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We spent 8 hours here on July 4 & it never felt crazy busy at all. It was very shady & never too hot. The polar bear is awesome & not to be missed! Make sure you get there during the first hour & do the free things- Stingrays, carosel & children's zoo. So worth it to be there early!

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Saint Louis
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You may have to walk a long way from parking to entrance. The zoo itself is wonderful. The train ride, a disappointment. When we rode we saw the back of the zoo, storage areas, and very few animals. There is plenty to see. You can find shade to get out of the heat. Great for all ages

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St Louis
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have the most amazing zoo and every time I come I am reminded! Bring super comfy walking shoes and for sure ride the zoo train. Take time after to enjoy forest park and take a picnic lunch.

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Jackson, MS
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A great zoo with lots of neat animals. FREE! We bought the safari pass but only used it twice. Polar bear was neat as was the kangaroo. Park up the road by the art museum. No charge.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I have been to numerous zoos throughout the country and LOVE this one! It was free to get in and the animals were all very active and easy to see. There is a new polar bear exhibit with no expense spared. Parking is $15 but there is some free parking along the street if you get there early. The zoo... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a terrific zoo. Lots of great animal exhibits with a good variety... Be prepared for a lot of walking. This is a big place and is very spread out. You will need several hours to see everything. It can be very crowded and you will have to park a long way away and do some walking as the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A free Zoo that compares with any paid Zoo we have been too, including San Diego. Some venues charge such as the railroad which circles the entire Zoo, The Childeren's Zoo, and Caribbean Cove where you can pet the Sting Rays. We always like to cap the day with a visit to The Boat House for a cold brew. Paddle... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The address is the south entrance. We went on mid morning on a Monday and the parking lots were full at 10:30. We did manage to find street parking, but the traffic getting off at I-64 and hampton was terrible. Definitely recommend scouting another route and best street parking up the hill from the north entrance if not getting there... More 

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Illinois
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best zoos in the country! And one of the very few FREE zoos in the country. It's a wonderful place to entertain children.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

St Louis zoo is located in Forest Park and accessed off I64. There is no entrance charge although there is a charge for some exhibits. However you can see many animals such as apes, chimpanzees, orangutans, red pandas, sea lions, pelicans, flamingos, snakes and others for no charge. The grounds are beautiful and the layout of the zoo is very... More 

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Additional Information about St. Louis Zoo

Address: 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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