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St. Louis Zoo

1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 781 0900
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Ranked #8 of 150 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited from Wisconsin. We were advised in advance to park on the street, since the parking lot costs $15. However, seeing as the Zoo is FREE, we decided to spend money at the zoo on lunch, in order to contribute to their wonderful conservation services. The food was OK, not great, but we weren't expecting much... More

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Northallerton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a really good morning at St. Louis Zoo. It was a great modern set up, with clear parking and routes in. We still can't believe it was Free Entry, as the variety of animals to see was outstanding. It had a lovely feel to it and there were plenty of different areas to see the same animals, so... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Zoo is very nice, easy to get around. A nice way to spend 1/2 a day (at least). Can park on the street for free but expect to walk a ways. Animal enclosures look good and kept clean. Lot to see.

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Tokyo, Japan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

And the quality is top-notch, too. I just don't understand the terrible reviews here -- visited many times over the years and never had a bad visit. FREE TIPS: 1. Admission FREE 2. Parking FREE (not in the official parking, of course, but lots of on-street parking spaces and never had a break-in -- but I never leave things out... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Although the temps were in the high 50's/low 60's--it might seem to cold for the zoo- it was actually PERFECT weather! We've been during hot summer months, and i would highly recommend waiting for cooler temps. The animals were active, the crowd was diminished, and we weren't stopping for beverages every few seconds. Some parts of the zoo have a... More

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Fort Myers, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the best zoo around. We have been to this zoo many times. The new sea lion exhibit is awesome. My favorite was the penguin walk. During select times in winter, some of the penguins come out to visit and do a walk down the trails. You can not touch them, but you can take all the pictures you... More

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Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went on a weekend and it was packed. Have gone for years and the zoo is always enjoyable. Especially like the penguin house when it is warm outside.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

St Louis has a GREAT zoo, no charge, so much to see, do, & explore. Grrat for families, couples, or even "singles". I've been going to St Louis for years and each year just gets better and better!

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Quincy, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went with my boyfriend (no kids) and we had so much fun! Plan on being there the whole day though!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great zoo that ranks 2nd in the nation only to the San Diego zoo but this one is FREE to all ages. this is one attraction you don't want to miss.

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