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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: +1 314-781-0900
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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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Best zoo ever!

The zoo is the biggest reason we drove 7 hours from Oklahoma. Absolutely worth it!! No question it's the best zoo I've ever seen. Highly recommend the penguin, polar bear and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dave M
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo is the biggest reason we drove 7 hours from Oklahoma. Absolutely worth it!! No question it's the best zoo I've ever seen. Highly recommend the penguin, polar bear and hippo exhibits. They herpetarium was amazing as well. We'll be back!

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Virginia
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even in cold weather, a great place to visit! Speaking of cold weather, the new polar bear compound is great!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is quite a cool zoo, especially for having free admission. It was Chilly when we went so some of the animals were a bit sparse. The layout was very friendly and the monkey house was awesome. You gotta check out this place when visiting.

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Thank Jason S
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

loved the gorillas! super cool how they were actually interacting with ppl! there is one who likes to see pictures of other gorillas and will sit there with you while you go through them and will tell you when to flip to the next one!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The St. Louis zoo offers a great place to go for entertainment. Everything is very accessible and there is a large variety of animals. The best part is, it's free! It's tough going to zoos in other cities knowing that you can go to this one without paying.

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While on vacation with family, we visited the zoo and we were not disappointed. The Polar Bear exhibit was great.

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Staunton, Illinois
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is always one of the best day trips we take. If you get an opportunity to watch the Sea Lions, it is definitely worth the extra ticket price.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic zoo! Free admission, charges for special things like the train ride but can easily spend the day without opening your wallet. Go early, park on the street, take your own picnic. Also enjoy the architecture.

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Thank gerarda451
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best zoo's I've ever visited. We try to see the zoo wherever we travel, and it's hard to beat St. Louis'. You can see the whole thing if you don't linger too long at each exhibit in about 2 hours (we are able to do that with a 4 year old and a 7 year old), including... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we went in November so many animals were inside staying warm. the layout seemed confusing on the map but asking staff how to get to specific locations was very easy to find.

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