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St. Louis Zoo

One Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 781 0900
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Ranked #8 of 148 Attractions in Saint Louis
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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Lodi, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I loved this zoo... it's huge, so it takes a lot of walking, but it's totally worth it (and it's free, something I did not expect at all, you have some atractions inside for which you have to paid, but it's mainly special exibitions or shows). What I liked the most is that most of times animals are not lonely,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What's not to like? It is a free zoo! My grand kids loved it. My husband loved that they serve Jose Cuervo Margaritas. Don't miss the sea lion show. It is amazing. It was a hot day, but there were many fans with misters. Everyone was friendly and helpful. A great experience that we will remember.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo yesterday, one of the hottest days of the summer. We arrived at 9:30 and found parking in the shade. The zoo is free although it does cost $15 to park. There was plenty of shade so as the temperature climbed, it was bearable. The animals are well taken care of, looked healthy and happy. We were... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Signs and maps in STL Zoo could be better but when you figure out where you are and how to go where you want to go, then I am sure you will enjoy this Zoo. Apes exhibits are amazing but visit the about 1 hour after Zoo opening because at the opening monkey habitats are cleaned and monkey are inside.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Don't pass this up if you have the opportunity! It's free too! I live in St. Louis and have been multiple times, of course. It's awesome.

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Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent animal exhibits, well laid-out, pleasant setting. Kids loved seeing the variety of animals. Animal shows were good, but the seal show that you pay for isn't worthwhile. We enjoyed arriving before 9 am to see the sting rays and sharks for free. It was so delightful to touch them as they swam by, and then feed them raw fish.

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Atkins, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed the Gorillas were not around and the Penguins and Polar Bears were no where to be found.

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Ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

No intricate review necessary, you have to visit this zoo if you're in town! It's free, very well organized and maintained, has a wonderful selection of animals, insects, you make it! Personal favourites were the red pandas, sea lions and giraffes! We had a blast visiting here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

animals have large living space and you walk around three sides so the animals can't hide unless they go indoors. walked 7 hours and made it through half. They also rent electric carts for handicapped people.

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Washington, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country, in the world, but what makes it even more incredible is that it is completely free. Even if you opt to take the train, visit the children's zoo and do all of the other pay activities, you can get a one day pass for next to nothing!... More

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