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Lone Elk Park

Address: 1 Lone Elk Park Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63088
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Ranked #21 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

this place is excellent for kids and family. free to go to. drive through and see the wildlife. visit the bird sanctuary. take a hike. have a picnic.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Take a leisurely drive through the park. Deer and elk may graze right next to the road. Sometimes the elk are in the woods and not visible. On warm days you may see them standing in the lake. The bison are interesting. It is always a thrill to see a young calf. It doesn't take long to go through the... More 

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St Louis, United States
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We love to drive through Lone Elk Park and will do so on a whim. Sometimes we get to see lots of Bison, Elk, Deer and sometimes not so many. These are wild animals and should not be approached and they go where they want to. I have had to sit on the road for a long time while a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

this is a hoot really you can walk through trails at your own risk and see great elk and bison.....really a little disconcerting but pretty cool.......if you have extra time ...and if you have kids....well worth the effort.....a remakarkable experiance for them...they wont forget it when they see elk and bison in the "wild"

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lone Elk is a unique park for its dive through style layout and abundance of rare animals grazing around. On a good visit you will come face to face with a huge Buffalo or giant Elk! It is advised to stay in your car while driving through.

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Waterloo, Illinois
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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I looked forward to Lone Elk Park for the opportunity to photograph elk and bison up close and I wasn't disappointed. But the overall experience reminded me too much of a safari park my family drove through when I was a kid. The animals seemed domesticated like housepets and the experience seemed artificial. Bravo to St. Louis County for providing... More 

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lone Elk Park is a rare treat. It's a FREE drive-through park with buffalo and of course, elk, roaming freely. There's a scenic drive looping through the park, passing lakes with the animals wading, cooling off on a hot summer's day. The scenery is beautiful and it's like going on a mini-safari. I highly recommend this off the beaten track... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You will see buffalo, elk, deer, a nice lake.....and just enjoy having a back to nature opportunity which is so close to the city. Don't miss going to the Wild Bird Sanctuary which is across the street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visiting Lone Elk is something I'll do when I'm in the area. Since the park is a large drive through sometimes you'll see an animal(s) and sometimes not. In the bison area always stay in your vehicle. Last spring when I got out of our SUV to take a photo of a calf the bull became very mad and charged... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a nice park to hike around. The trails are easy enough for all levels. And it's cool that you get to be up close to the elk. Good photo ops.

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