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St. Louis Zoo

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1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Best Zoo in town!! 😊

You can never go wrong at the St. Louis zoo – one of the top in the country and all for free! A... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
elm7501
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Best zoo in the nation!

We literally have the best zoo in the nation! A wide variety of animals to see, and I just read we... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Safarilaurie
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“polar bear” (386 reviews)
“sea lion show” (345 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (223 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 22 May 2017 via mobile

You can never go wrong at the St. Louis zoo – one of the top in the country and all for free! A treasure to our city all year long!!

Thank elm7501
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We literally have the best zoo in the nation! A wide variety of animals to see, and I just read we have a new baby black rhino! The enclosures are fantastic and on our trip last month, we got to experience the new polar bear...More

Thank Safarilaurie
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This zoo had a large variety of animals from all over. It was free and if you go during the first hour when they open then you get to see attractions that usually cost money for free as well. We couldn't see all the animals...More

Thank Crystal H
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

One of the best zoos I've been to and all for free. Very impressed with St Louis, how clean this place was and the attention to detail everywhere to make the visitor experience even better. Go and see the penguins and the polar bear, definitely...More

Thank derbygirl1985
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Every city we go to we like to check out the zoo or aquarium depending on the time of year! And the St Louis zoo did not disappoint! Very big lots of this to see and do! The penguin exhibit is not one to be...More

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We attended on two consecutive afternoons - one Friday and one Saturday (Mother's Day weekend). Saturday was much more crowded than Friday. On Friday, we secured a spot in the north entrance parking lot for $15 - very convenient access. On Saturday, due to crowd...More

Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is the first free zoo I never been to but honestly I would have gladly paid to see this nice zoo. It was nice, child friendly and clean. Very friendly zoo staff. Easy to get to the zoo with bus. I came to visit...More

Thank Jenn H
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

For this Zoo being free I was highly impressed. We went ahead and bought the $12.95 passes because my 4 year isn't into animals much but loves trains, the shows, 4d movies etc. The $12.95 was definitely worth. I would actually love to go with...More

Thank Courtself
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We love this zoo more than about any other zoo we've gone too! It's free and there is a large variety of well treated animals.

Thank Troy T
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Hours of enjoyment with animals from around the world. Friendly staff, clean exhibits. Definitely worth the time & price of parking.

Thank JinAbr
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lmcarr2018
18 March 2018|
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Response from Shanna M | Reviewed this property |
It is much quicker in winter months before all animals are out of “hibernation”. The zoo grounds are quite extensive and you may take a train or boat to see out lying areas. If you visit all the exhibit areas at you are... More
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ozrktrumpet
12 March 2018|
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Response from mrsm1060 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, There are Many ways to warm up at the zoo. I've posted some details, I hope you can find them (not sure if I posted directly to your question or not). Just know that whether it's cold or hot, here in "The Lou" you can... More
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Disneypasstrav
18 February 2018|
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Response from Javier P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late reply. Yes, unfortunately, the Build-A-Bear Workshop store at the zoo closed back in Sep'17. :(
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