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Lone Elk Park

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Address: 1 Lone Elk Park Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63088
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A Great Park for Kids of All Ages

This 546 acre park which is part of the Meramac River Greenway is located just off Hwy 141 across from the Wild Bird Sanctuary. It is free and is open 7AM until one half hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Green Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been here a half dozen times, and it's a nice drive just outside of st. louis. Sometimes you see dozens of bison, sometimes you see one lonely looking pigeon. It's allways random. :( It's a very nice nature area, but with the Bison loose, you have to be aware of your surroundings. Signage could be better, and you can't... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This 546 acre park which is part of the Meramac River Greenway is located just off Hwy 141 across from the Wild Bird Sanctuary. It is free and is open 7AM until one half hour after sunset. No motorcycles or domestic pets are allowed in the park. There is picnicking and hiking in the park, but the big draw seems... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a kind of safari park where you drive and see the animals in their wild lives. Bisons, deers, many birds and etc.. It was great attraction for a couple of hours plus it is not that far from civilization.

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great place to take a short drive through the woods and see some really cool wildlife up close. Very well laid out, all one way with places to pull over and take a closer look at large animals. Won't take long but you will be glad you did.

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Definitely worth a drive through the park when the leaves change colors. Beautiful! Bison and elk roam through part of the park. Drive slow and respect their right of way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lone Elk is a drive threw park with animals and areas that you can get out and take pictures and have a picnic .Great day for kids as well as romantic for couples. Very serene.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We almost always see bison and deer on our drive through the park. We made the trip on Easter and the bison were blocking the road for quite awhile; it is after all their park. A lesson to the wise don't start down the one lane portion unless you have time to spare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Driving tour where you can see elk and bison in the wild. It is free to enter, however you should donate. You can do the drive in less than 45 minutes. Lots of places to get out and have a picnic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a short drive, probably 45 minutes with stops, where children can get out of the car and see and photograph bison, elk, deer and wild turkey. We've done it twice - once about 5 years ago in the summer and April 2015. In April 2015 we did not see as many animals and the elk do not have... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We drove this beautiful park and liked it so much we came back the next day. We saw Deer, Elk and Buffalo that were so close we could almost touch them. This is a small area and can be driven in a few minutes. But if you take your time and look real closely, you will no doubt spot lots... More 

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