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“A Look At the Wild”
Review of St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo
Ranked #5 of 275 things to do in Saint Louis
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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.
Reviewed May 7, 2014

It was free! It was also very clean. Lots of amazing facts about the animals. I was impressed. Did I mention it was free?!

Thank Jeff40330
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

The St. Louis zoo is certainly the best in the nation. There is no cost for entering this zoo. There are areas of the zoo that do have a modest admissions but most of the zoo is accessible without spending a nickel.

Beyond the fact that there is no cost for entry, this zoo is amazing. The physical beauty and diversity of animals is on par with the San Diego zoo but easier to navigate. The St. Louis to is on the edge of Forest Park which is a beautiful heart full of attractions and history.

If you love animals, zoos, have children or your just looking for a way to enjoy a nice day, don't miss this world class attraction.

Thank David S
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

One of the great things about St Louis is the amount of free things to do and the zoo falls into that category. It is a fairly large zoo, lots of animals, some very beautiful buildings, and some neat history surrounding the park around it.
My two teens and I spent a very pleasant morning taking it all in. We loved the monkeys and big cats. The lemurs were amusing with their antics and some of the orangutans put on quiet the show. The butterfly exhibit was pretty amazing. Definitely worth your time and you can't beat the price.
Parking can be either tricky or expensive. There is limited street parking near the zoo but it can fill up quickly. Paid parking is $15 a day. You can, however, park at the Forest Park visitor center and purchase a trolley pass. $2 a person with on and off privileges all day for the day of purchase. It goes between all of the major points of interest inside the park, including all the free museums. All in all, a great way to spend some time with your family.

Thank bookwormwendy
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

It is free, the displays and areas are better than any of the other zoos I have visited, and it is in Forest Park so if your kids do not like animals, they can see a history or art museum, go skating, or enjoy the Grand Basin lake or the many wooded areas. It is my favorite place in all the world and a place I will always come back to. It is home.

Thank muttgirl2014
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This zoo was absolutely amazing hours of animal habitats and the best part about it is its FREE! We will most definitely be going back again and again

Thank mrsmyer1
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