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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 781 0900
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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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One of the best zoos in the country. Always enjoy visiting regardless of weather or company. Free admittance to all. Polar Bear and Penguins are always a great time but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best zoos in the country. Always enjoy visiting regardless of weather or company. Free admittance to all. Polar Bear and Penguins are always a great time but especially with kids. Love all the great St. Louis amenities.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The area around the zoo is a bit hectic and difficult to maneuver. The zoo itself though was amazing. We loved the animals that awake. It was a hot day so many things were sleeping in the areas that we could not see. The elephants were super active. There were 3 tht were actually swimming! Highlight of our day. The... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well provided for animals in well kept areas. Animal keepers interact very well with the animals. Area well planned out for the huge amount of visitors. Ablutions available at regular intervals. Snacks readily available. Ample parking.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I wanted to bring my 10 year old to St. Louis mainly for this zoo. I truly feel it is one of the best in our country. There is so much to see and the animals are so close on the majority of the exhibits. We all love the penguin exhibit best. It is a VERY large zoo so come... More 

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Saint Charles
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As a St. Louis native, this zoo gets better and better with each passing decade. Beautifully landscaped, free except for the $15 parking, and all the animal habitats are outstanding.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Coming from India, I was really surprised entering a Free Zoo after paying $15 for parking a Car. The Map was really good. Coming to Animals, very well kept cages. Open Area for Penguin. Polar Bear was the best.

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Nixa, Missouri
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best zoo. Yes even better than the San Diego zoo. This zoo is free, clean and big. I did not mind spending fun on food or drinks ( my husband lived the beer) since they take such great care of their animals. Make sure you see the Penguins

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We got there right after they opened and stayed the entire day. The Safari Pass is definitely worth the money if you want to experience everything.

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MADISON
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

the St Louis zoo is pretty great for a free zoo! I was very impressed with everything there. There are the extras you can buy such as the train ride for $5/person which was worth it. I'd suggest eating prior to going and bringing your own water because food and drinks are OUTRAGEOUSLY over priced. I believe it was like... More 

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Dutzow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My kids love this zoo. There are so many things to do that don't cost money. The children's zoo is very affordable and lots if things for small children. I can't wait to see the polar bear exhibit. I think it will be a great addition to the already great variety of animals they have.

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