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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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Great Penguin Centre

My youngest son loved the penguin centre. He is a penguin fanatic so being so close to the animals... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Helena L
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Tasmanian Devils!

One of 6 zoos in the US with Devils, in connection with Australia's species conservation efforts... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
LHelker
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Golden, Colorado
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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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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 9 April 2017 via mobile

My youngest son loved the penguin centre. He is a penguin fanatic so being so close to the animals was fantastic; he even patted one on the head which he was thrilled about, although not certain if the penguin felt the same. The rest of...More

Thank Helena L
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

One of 6 zoos in the US with Devils, in connection with Australia's species conservation efforts. They have 2 darling young sisters. Free admission, but $15 to park. Well worth it. A huge number of species and animals. Well laid out. Some of the enclosures...More

Thank LHelker
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

had not been to a zoo in years. friends we were visiting suggested going and we were not disappointed. it's obvious that people are investing a lot of energy and money to turning what's already a great place into something even better. most of the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We come to the zoo every year and it is always a great time. Love that the zoo is free. It does cost to park unless you are willing to walk a little distance to park on streets across interstate but is still affordable. They...More

Thank Melissa N
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

A huge wonderful zoo with free admission in a historic park setting is a beautiful thing in early April. We only saw a small portion and loved it. We encountered a very knowledgeable visitor at the gorilla exhibit and that was cool ! Loved the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had not been to a zoo in a long time, we had some time to kill so we opted to go through the zoo. I was surprised...nicely laid out. What a surprise that it what was free! The train that runs through the zoo is...More

Thank caroatbastrop
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Since the zoo is free I expected it to have the minimum, but they had so much!!! They had great exhibits and we had so much fun! You only have to pay for parking!

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This Zoo beats the quote "you get what you pay for" it is a free activity to do with friends & family & it is such an amazing experience I loved it!

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Best zoo in the country and it is free! The only thing that would make it better is if it had manatees!

Thank Cassie M
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Traveling with 3 & 6 year old grandchildren. Using the zoo train to access the various areas in the zoo, eliminates some of the walking was much appreciated by my old knees and little tykes legs.

Thank AliceW1951
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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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