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Lone Elk Park

1 Lone Elk Park Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63088
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Ranked #21 of 137 attractions in Saint Louis
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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Walk through parts, drive through the hills with bison roaming freely. Elk throughout. Raptors to view that can't be released due to injury. Very pretty place just off I-44 and 141. Can often spend just 30 min or an entire day. Just be aware that sometimes bison do block road...and wise to just wait until they move...and that elk and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Taken my family every year to visit, it is a great place to go and explore wildlife in a natural habitat. Buffalo, Elk, ducks, fish, and deer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had the afternoon to kill in the Fenton area. It was a beautiful day and Lone Elk was just what we needed. We spent the afternoon with tons of turtles, geese, ducks, deer, elk, and bison. It was a pretty lazy afternoon for the bison and elk. They just sat around and grazed. They didn't seem to really be... More

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Free entry and you can just drive through the park. Pretty in the dead of March, so must be lovely in summer! We saw both elk and bison--the bison were right by the road so we got great close-ups! Only a 10-minute drive from start to finish so a great thing to do after visiting the World Bird Sanctuary, which... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This park is overlooked by so many. It is a very easy drive so great for locals or as a quick side-trip for visitors. Drive thru park with buffaloes, antelopes, deer, etc. Mid-mornings are typically best, esp in hot weather. And it's near Wildlife Bird Sanctuary so two great attractions. Disadvantage - animals roam around so occasionally have trouble seeing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lone Elk Park was a army weapons depot during World War II. Concrete bunkers where the weapons were stored are still visible. In the 1940's this area of St. Louis was still semi-wilderness and it had a herd of elk. The U.S. Army moved in and shot all the elk in the area for foods for the troops. After the... More

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Missouri City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went there because my son had gone with friends and he wanted to show us the animals. It was fun and he took a lot of pictures, so if you like this sort of thing, then it's great for outdoors men.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a great park. The animals are very close and very interesting to watch. A nice little drive just off Hwy. 44 in Fenton.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

One of the best places to head with little kids in St. Louis. It's a St. Louis County park that has a drive through wildlife loop. After a short drive, you enter the buffalo area. We typically encounter the buffalo in the first part of the loop on the low ground or on the first hill. They are often right... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We go here all the time. It is a drive through park, Sometimes you see no animals but you can get out and walk to the dock and see the fish and turtles. Other times the elk are on the road right next to your car. There are buffalo also. We take our grandkids there often.

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