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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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Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We had a good experience at the St. Louis Zoo; I recommend to visit the zoo on a weekday, because on weekends is overcrowd. Is no fee to pay for entry, but the food is expensive and you need to pay a fee to go to certain attractions and to the pet zoo.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

No matter what age you are, this zoo is always a great place to go. The lay out of the zoo is fantastic, you can actually see the animals opposed to other zoo's I have been to. This zoo is laid out well however, they need more signs showing where things are. You do need to follow the map and... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This zoo is larger than most others I have visited - take the time to see it all. Their primates area in particular stands out. The buildings such as the herptetarium and smaller primates are spacious and well-lit. The newest exhibit ("rivers edge") is crowded, though, and the pathways there are more narrow than everywhere else. (But you can get... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

...except, maybe, the San Diego Zoo. If you are at all ambulatory and try a little, you can easily find free street parking < 1/4 mile from the entrance.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you're lucky, you can find a free parking spot on the street. It gets packed really quick. Parking in the lot is costly. If you get there early enough, we use to be able to get on the carousel and get into the childrens zoo for free. Great place for kids to see all their favorite animals!

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Vandalia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My family really enjoyed our visit today. Very busy due to great weather. Parking did take a while, but eventually we did find a good spot. Only negative thing to say is that many exhibits were empty and we didn't get to see a lot of the big animals (ie: girafes, elephants).

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Knoxville, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for something to do.. Go to the St. Louis Zoo. It is free to get in but cost $30.00 to park. If you get there early enough you can park on the street, believe me these spots fill up fast. We arrived around 8:15 (Zoo opens at 8 I believe during summer) We were able to... More

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Mesquite, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

There was a lot to see and do. I did think it a bit expensive for being a "free" zoo and a non-profit organization. But it was worth it for the good time that my grandchildren had.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

STL zoo is wonderful and keeps getting better. They are always adding an updating exhibits so the experience is different every time. Highly recommend a trip to the Saint Louis Zoo for people of all ages.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was my visit to the St. Louis Zoo in a long time and I was a regular visitor during my youth and when my nieces and nephew were young. It still remains one of my favorite venues in St. Louis for many reasons. First, admission is free! There is a $15 parking fee but that is well worth the... More

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