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Lone Elk Park

1 Lone Elk Park Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63088
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Ranked #22 of 145 attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Pigeon Forge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This free event is a must see/do. It is recommended to arrive early in the morning to see the elk & buffalo up close. I would also recommend that you drive through more than once to make sure you have not missed anything. The elk, deer and buffalo are very active in early morning (7-10am) or late evening (7-9pm). This... More

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uniongrove
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was hard for me to believe there was no park or entry fee for this. At first I didn't think we were going to see anything as we drove around park but then we came cross the buffalo and elk that was cool we never did find any deer though. But we were there during heat of day and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Lone Elk Park acquired Bison from the STL Zoo the summer I graduated from High School (1973). I drove an old VW Van, packed full of friends through the park for the first time. 10 years later, I took my own kids for the first of many drive through visits. These days, it's my Grandkids in the back. Our family... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a drive though park where bison and elk roam free. If you wish you can stop and picnic as that is an option. Drive slow and look carefully as the animals maybe in the shady area. You may have a good day and see many or see a few. If you wish once you finish the drive you... More

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a great drive through the park. The bison wye laying in the shade and the elk were walking next to your car! Worth your time to see!

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a quiet place with not many people. Also has a lake where you can fish with prior reservations. The lake is in the same area where the elk freely roam. It is all a very beautiful peaceful area. However, there are very few animals to be seen. The day we were there we saw about 10 elk, 2... More

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Merrimack, NH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A nice drive through trees over ridges around ponds. no animals. maybe the elk & bison were on vacation in Canada.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We have been visiting Lone Elk Park since we were young and now bring our kids over and over for a drive thru. You can get out at the wild bird sanctuary, or drive thru to see if you can spot elk thru the trees and buffalo are roaming free. Reserve a picnic site in designated areas for a family... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lone Elk park is only 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis. It is like this hidden gem that hardly any one knows about. It is a free drive through park, that not only has Elk, but many buffalo. The buffalo are free to roam, so they could be in the road or right next to it. In addition, just across... More

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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

What a great park. Fun to drive through and see the animals. Great to park and sit on the picnic tables. Unfortunately, due to Gov. spending cuts, some of the tables and grills need work. But a must see.

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