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Review of St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo
Ranked #1 of 258 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“informative”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live within 45 miles of the zoo and visit it 2 to 3 times a year. I love looking for the person by the exhibit that will explain the animals behaviors and personalities. They are very informative.
I also love the way the zoo is laid out with easy access to the exhibits. You can take the train that will take you to the different sections of the zoo, we usually walk. The parking is a bit of a problem because the lots fill up quickly and street parking is hard to find. Get there early of later afternoon for better parking. The food is pricey and not so good. The exhibits are priced fair but short shows, about 20 minutes is all and the show performance is just ok. We really like the stingray and shark exhibit that they have right now. You pay $4 and get to stay as long as you like touching the stingrays and sharks. The admission is free so you don't feel like you have to stay and see it all in one day. I give this a good review and will be back my usual 2 to 3 times a year.

Visited July 2013
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St. Louis
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Zoo”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Plan on taking a full day to enjoy the ST Louis zoo. The baby elephant is a delight, the underwater viewing of the sea lions is terrific, as well as the sea lion show. All of it is free, except for the food.

Visited April 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Awesome, as usual”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went back once again while in from out of town. This is by far the best zoo.
If you go early you can find street parking, then get in free!
What a great time for everyone of all ages in our part.

Visited July 2013
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ST louis
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Zoo”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the best zoo in the country as far as I am concerned. The train is great, the children's zoo is fabulous, can pet animals, the food is better than average, and the grounds are beatutiful

Visited July 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful time here!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We live here and have had a membership for 25 years. It's great to visit any time of the year. There is a lot to see inside as well as outside.

Visited June 2013
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