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St. Louis Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We love spending a day at this zoo!

You can plan on spending an entire day at this zoo! Our favorite exhibits are the penguins, monkeys... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
FamilyLovetoVacation
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Marion, Illinois
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Enjoyable afternoon at this nicely laid out zoo

We are from Chicago and were in town for a family get together overnight in the middle of the week... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gaylesue
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Elmhurst, IL
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Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 3 days ago via mobile

You can plan on spending an entire day at this zoo! Our favorite exhibits are the penguins, monkeys and polar bears! We have been coming to this zoo for the past 10 years & plan on coming back at least once a year!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FamilyLovetoVacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Chicago and were in town for a family get together overnight in the middle of the week. Before heading back, we were trying to figure out what we could do to add some adventure into our road trip. Someone recommend the zoo...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gaylesue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely zoo. Was free to get into. Off season so not everything open. Nice exhibits. Lots of animals. Wonderful for children.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MercJK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Zoo Lights at Christmas time in St Louis, it was on a week night so no crowds, it’s was very cold but we had outside firepits, hot cocoa, and s’mores to keep us warm. The light presentation was wonderful, light up you heart...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Priscilla O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to walk around this beautiful zoo and explore all the animals and creatures. This was the first free zoo I have been to and I enjoyed every bit of it! It is breathtaking!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the time you pay all the prices for all the extras you should just become a zoo member prior to going and get the free parking. I love this zoo and by becoming a member it will save on your pocket book.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erinf450
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is one of my favorite places to take my kids. We went for the Christmas lights (best in St. Louis) and on a nice day in January. All the animals were out in January.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bp14tigers
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a world class zoo with animals that are happy and interactive, this is the place to be! So many different things to see and do with both outside and inside exhibits so, regardless of the weather, you can enjoy the zoo...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sally E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The thought and care that this zoos team put into the care of their animals is amazing. The lay out of the zoo itself will have you spellbound as you round every corner.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Wild Lights event on a cold, rainy night in December. While the weather was terrible, the event was fun and the lights were fantastic. Most of the light exhibits featured lighted animals, such as polar bears, penguins, peacocks, monkeys, and a beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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llimner
September 2, 2018|
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Response from LParnell | Reviewed this property |
The train doesn’t really take you around to actually see the animals. It takes you to the various sections so you can get off and see the animals. Saves some walking. But you need to get off the train in order to see the... More
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from sharc929 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely charge you cell phone. I don't recall seeing any place to do it here.
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bozothecat04
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Jeremy L | Reviewed this property |
No just manual.
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