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“A top-notch zoo!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo
Ranked #1 of 253 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.
Columbia, Missouri
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A top-notch zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the St. Louis Zoo! We saw some really cool animals (some I've never seen before). This is definitely one of the best zoos I've ever been to!

A few things to note: while the zoo is free, parking is $15. However, if you're lucky enough to find parking on the street, you can avoid this fee. Also, navigating this zoo can be a bit tricky. Signage is limited and not very helpful. Be sure to get a map. Finally, we went on a Saturday afternoon in June, and it was packed! This place is not for the crowd-averse.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“ST. Louis Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We love going to the St. Louis Zoo. It is FREE admittance and it is the best zoo I have ever visited. We love taking friends and family and always have a blast. Love it!!!

Visited November 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Who ever says the best things in life aren't free has never been here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

I have been to may zoos but never seen one as nice as St Louis. But to find out it is all FREE is just amazing. We were in town because my husband was receiving medical treatment. With him being on disability money was tight to say the least. So when we found out that it was free we jumped at the chance to take the kids someplace fun. But we did not expect much because it was free and we could not have been more wrong.
This is a very clean zoo with a huge assortment of animal and amazing habitats. The kids absolutely loved the Penguins and puffins . You can get so close you can almost touch them. It was so big I really do not think we saw it all and plan on going back as soon as weather will allow. This is far better than the Atlanta zoo that charges 21$ for an adult.

Visited December 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“An amazing Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This Zoo is one of the best in the country, they have elephant family, and I loved walking through the aquarium. great experience. and most importantyl, it is FREE FREE!

Visited November 2013
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Mill Creek, Washington
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“One of the best ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

One of the best zoo's we have ever been to! Not knowing what to expect during our December visit, we were pleasantly surprised on everything that we saw. Close up with most all of the animals because they were inside. Excellent layout of the grounds and the park ranger (originally from Seattle) was super helpful.

Bonus: Free admission!

Visited December 2013
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