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St. Louis Zoo

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1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Great free zoo!

Nice zoo, variety of animals, clean, and free! It was hot the day we went so we didn't see as much... read more

Reviewed today
rebekah_e_wilson
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Raleigh, North Carolina
One of the treasures

One of the St. Louis claim to fame places .A must see/take in for visits and local people .Keep it... read more

Reviewed today
rjs589
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“polar bear” (386 reviews)
“sea lion show” (345 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (223 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
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+1 314-781-0900
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Reviewed today

Nice zoo, variety of animals, clean, and free! It was hot the day we went so we didn't see as much as we would like, however I was impressed at the selection of animals. Our favorites were the giraffes, polar bear, and penguins. Since it...More

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Reviewed today

One of the St. Louis claim to fame places .A must see/take in for visits and local people .Keep it clean and fresh. And it is free but watch out for the parking LOL

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Reviewed today

We had an amazing time. Very friendly staff. Amazing exhibits! Get there early it can get busy. Lots of places to eat too:)

Thank Stephanie J
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great experience. They are putting the animals in areas as much like their natural habitat as possible. They are helping many of them to reproduce--that is, have babies. Definitely worth a day or two. Take the kids but if they are very...More

Thank Fay W
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Reviewed yesterday

Not only free, but a world class zoo; beautiful and animal friendly display/keeping areas. Well maintained. World-wide research is impressive. What a fun and educational gem to visit for all ages at any time of year.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This zoo is beautiful. I could have spent all day here. Lots of landscaping, nice exhibits. The insectarium was just as good as the Smithsonian one I paid twice as much for. If you go to St. Louis, definitely do not skip this. It’s free...More

Thank lovelylucine
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful zoo that is FREE! It's in the middle of Forest Park, and it is laid out with lovely areas to stroll and see the animals. We saw some unusual animals that we hadn't seen in other zoos. Overall, it was a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The St. Louis Zoo has been a premier zoological attraction in the world for decades, but with the addition of the Grizzly Bear exhibit, it has become the best zoo in the country and possibly the world. The zoo is tuned into what the public...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't pay for anything. It was great. All the kids enjoyed it. We walked right in and saw everything that was on our list. A great zoo.

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a lot of fun! The variety of animals was great! The zoo was clean and the scenery was beautiful! I would recommend this zoo to anyone with kids or to those like me who are kids at heart! We loved it.

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lmcarr2018
March 17, 2018|
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Response from Shanna M | Reviewed this property |
It is much quicker in winter months before all animals are out of “hibernation”. The zoo grounds are quite extensive and you may take a train or boat to see out lying areas. If you visit all the exhibit areas at you are... More
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ozrktrumpet
March 12, 2018|
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Response from mrsm1060 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, There are Many ways to warm up at the zoo. I've posted some details, I hope you can find them (not sure if I posted directly to your question or not). Just know that whether it's cold or hot, here in "The Lou" you can... More
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Disneypasstrav
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Javier P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late reply. Yes, unfortunately, the Build-A-Bear Workshop store at the zoo closed back in Sep'17. :(
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