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St. Louis Zoo

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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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+1 314-781-0900
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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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Great zoo exhibit

This zoo has a good variety of exhibits and has very family friendly personnel. I visited several times since my kids live it and it's mostly free. If you decide to visit please... read more

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Wilson L
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This zoo has a good variety of exhibits and has very family friendly personnel. I visited several times since my kids live it and it's mostly free. If you decide to visit please use the parking that has the fee since it's the only admittance that you'll have to pay.

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Thank Wilson L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is by far one of the best Zoo's I have ever been too. It is HUGE with every animal imaginable. Even though it is big, the flow of the zoo is very easy to follow to make sure all areas are seen and nothing is missed. I also really loved the enclosure set up. Many were... More 

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Thank Jackson H
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful time exploring this zoo. It was one of the highlights of our trip to St. Louis. I still can't believe that it is free to get in. The highlights were the polar bear (so up close!), the penguins, and the gorillas. Wear comfortable shoes, because you will do a LOT of walking. (We had to rent... More 

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Thank Theresa730
Pune, India
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was more of a day trip from Peoria, IL to St Louis. The central park is a huge area of greenery, sports activities, eateries and yeah the zoo. The St Louis has free entry and is kept very well. It is beautiful place and kids have great time there.

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Thank gawasthi22
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great exhibits, free entey, reasonably priced food and souvenirs. Be sure to do the sea lion tunnel and big cats!

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Thank Elena G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The St Louis Zoo is a wonderful and historic place. They have completed several large improvement projects and are working on still more. Great place for a wonderful walk, see the animals, and people watch!! Avoid traffic on the weekend by parking away from the zoo. The whole park is beautiful.

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Thank Kathleen_M68
Kansas City
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is a free zoo with the exception of a few attractions if you choose to see them. The grounds were clean and maintained. Animals looked very well taken care of. The walkways were wide and easy to maneuver in most places. We took an Uber to get there which was an easy drop off. However, being... More 

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Thank ChristiQ
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to get Railroad Pass because if your over 70 its a tough walk. Parking was a problem. There is no admission to the zoo but food was a bit pricey.

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Thank Bobbybird
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big zoo with organized structure so we don't feel walking too long though we visited many places in zoo. Nice souvenir shops.

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Thank k_m_thar
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The St. Louis Zoo is by far the best zoo that I have ever visited. It is so well maintained and there is so much to do. It is free to get in but the extras like parking, train rides, the sea lion show and the children's zoo do have a fee. The sea lion show is fun to see... More 

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