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Lone Elk Park

1 Lone Elk Park Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63088
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Ranked #21 of 152 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Oklahoma City, OK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We visited this park in early October just as the leaves were changing color. It was only a $1 donation per car to enter the park. The drive was very beautiful and scenic. There is a lake, elk, bison and lots of picnic areas. Even though the park is adjacent to I-44, it feels as though you are out in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Totally felt like we were in Jurassic Park when we drove through here - scary, yet exciting at the same time. I was scared that the buffalo would charge the car, especially when the sign at the entrance warns of this!! OMG, to get so close to these animals - it was such a thrill. We loved it and will... More

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Arnold, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided to visit Lone Elk and boy did we get a surprise! The Elk were literally right next to the vehicle and the male elk was running after the people! It was truly an excellent time!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Elk graze right by the roadside in this St.Louis County park. A herd of buffalo roam. Deer can be spotted. There is a lake, and there is tranquility all round you. NOTE: This park is really in Valley Park, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Felt safe viewing the animals you don't get to see that often and that close. The animals were well treated by the staff and kept a safe distance from visitors.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went there at about 1pm and saw bison, elk, and raccoons! The bison and elk were right on the road! Kids loved it!! Definitely recommend this for anyone visiting St Louis!! Its free!!!

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St Louis, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

One of the kids favorite activities is feeding the turtles. We walk down to the dock and toss out pieces of bread. The turtles swim up and eat the bread. There are some really large turtles. We usually see the elk, sometimes we also see the bison and turkeys. Even though they are all in the fenced park, they find... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went there on recommendation by friends. Drove over there and its a clean nice park to drive thru but we did not see any animals at all! Idk if it was the time of day we went of what. It was about 1 in the afternoon, so idk if they were in a cooler area or what. Bummed and... More

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Washington, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lone Elk Park has been one of my favorite places since I was a little kid. The chance to drive through a free park and see Bison, Elk, Deer and other animals has been a real treasure for the St. Louis area. In addition, the Wild Bird Sanctuary is located within the park and allows visitors the chance to see... More

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Two tips, go through the bison area. They are usually in two places- the meadow to the right immediately after entering the bison gate or they are usually at the top of the hill, right next to the road. Mid-morning or earlier and after 4pm are good times. For Elk, make sure you hit the Elk Loop split, to the... More

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