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St. Louis Zoo

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Address: 1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
Phone Number: 314 781 0900
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit...

Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.

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There is a lot to see here and best part it was free!!! Kids loved all the animals especially the butterfly area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a lot to see here and best part it was free!!! Kids loved all the animals especially the butterfly area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are from out of town this is were you should go with small kids. Skip the arch and go to forest park. This is a better family experience than anywhere else in town.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to visiting the world famous St. Louis Zoo. I was pushing my husband in a manual wheelchair and it was extremely hot in the 90s. We did see the poplar bear having fun eating his breakfast and licking lard off a huge rock. Lots of hills - wear comfortable shoes!

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Saint Charles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

St. Louis Zoo is a must. Free and fun!! Young and old alike will love the zoo. It is a little hilly if you have trouble walking. You can buy a ride on the train, and you can feed the Stingrays. It's awesome!! Be sure to visit newest zoo friend...the Polar Bear!!

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea how large this zoo was. It's really a great place. We bought the $12.95 pass, but in my opinion, it wasn't worth it. Just go in for free and do all the free things. The things you pay for aremt really worth it unlesd you plan to do thwm all. The children's zoo area is a... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned to spend just a couple of hours, but the zoo is much larger than we thought. Tons of animals to see in nice habitats. The kids enjoyed the stingray exhibit and feeding them.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the zoo is neat to see the animals but all the attractions cost money so if you have more than one person in your group it is to expensive to go there. the food is way to high also. most of the animals were not out because it was to hot out side the day i went with 5 kids.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It has to be the best zoo nationally. Free to everybody world wide. It sits in Forest Park which is twice as big as Central Park in NY. Take your walking shoes and have a great day seeing a vast variety of animals.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit to the St. Louis Zoo with grandchildren is the best deal in town! The animals were out on a slightly overcast day and the Sea Lion show was terrific. Friendly zoo volunteers are helpful and assist you wherever you go. We had a great lunch and kids loved their choice of so many treats. The train ride allowed... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is a fantastic place to spend the day. Zoo admission is FREE (parking is $15) and even with the cost for parking it is 100% worth it. The zoo is expansive and well maintained. The zoo map can be a bit confusing, but just pick a direction and with some diligence you can see everything. If... More 

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