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“There is no better zoo with the price of free admission.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo
., Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 781 0900
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Ranked #8 of 145 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Leisure education
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
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141 reviews 141 reviews
67 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“There is no better zoo with the price of free admission.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I can go back to the Saint Louis Zoo again and again. The experience never gets old!
It was hard to believe, but the weather was nice enough to spend the whole day in January. We were not disappointed. The zoo was up and running. I think we saw more animals up and moving than ever!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“One of hte most wonderful zoos in the world, fine plantings, wonderful collection of animals and it is all nsa and it ro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great animals in botanical garden. World class. And guests don't pay admission , the region's tax payers treat you to the day.

Visited February 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“One of the best zoos in the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is one of the best zoos in the US and certainly worth spending the day there. Admission is free and the grounds are well kept. The zoo is easy to navigate and you don't have to walk a great deal between exhibits.

Visited March 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“A+++---the St. Louis Zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is one of St. Louis's pride and joys. It is a world class zoo. The animal enclosures are huge and natural looking. They are constantly adding on---just recently the new seal area opened and they love it. Before that were new penguin area, puffen coast, a petting area for rays, a huge cat country, childrens area, and much much more--starting with the huge walk through bird cage that was built for the 1904 World's Fair. The zoo continues to grow and get better and better even though you would think it couldn't get any better. As with a lot of other activities in St. Louis---it, too, is FREE!!! There is a parking lot with a fee, but if you're lucky enough to find parking on the street, that's free, too.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Be sure to look up to see the lioness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Happy animals in spacious habitats. The Aviary dates back to the turn of the century World's Fair. Take the train first, go back to what you like the most. Pack the car, parking is a pinch.

Visited February 2013
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