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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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+1 314-781-0900
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Most happening place in St Louis

We went to this zoo on a sunny Sunday during President Day weekend. The zoo had lots of visitor and by 11 AM , all the parking lots were filled. Technically the zoo is free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this zoo on a sunny Sunday during President Day weekend. The zoo had lots of visitor and by 11 AM , all the parking lots were filled. Technically the zoo is free, however to enjoy certain must do's you have to buy tickets or you can buy passes that includes certain attractions in one. The first thing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The souvenirs are so cute. The zoo is pretty big and the high light of it is the free to enter to the zoo! Although comparing the Zoo I visited in China Guangzhou is fancier than this one, I still love it.

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Thank Jiaying W
Winchester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This zoo is Awesome! The animals are very funny and lively. They are very entertaining to watch! I give a big shoutout to this zoo!

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Thank ExtremeEx1226
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St. Louis is home to the largest free Zoo in the nation. Come see for yourself, where locals take their families several times a year! Whether you want to see a baby elephant, watch the walrus' swim and be fed, catch the attention of monkeys in the Primate House or catch a glimpse of the cheetahs, you will not be... More 

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

This is a world class experience and something that everyone in the area (and if you're not - it's worth the visit) should see at least once. Great weather can make it a bit too crowded to see some of the most popular exhibits but there will still be plenty to see and enjoy. They do a great job of... More 

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Stl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's FREE to get in - and once you are in, be ready to be impressed. It is super clean and has state of the art animal habitats. The new polar bear and seal lion exhibits are amazing. I've been to San Diego and it doesn't hold a candle to this zoo.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The St. Louis Zoo is free admission and on beautiful February day I can understand why it is so popular. The Zoo is clean, large and easy to navigate. Wear good walking shoes because you can get a good walk in throughout the spacious park. While the Zoo is free, the parking lot was $10 and had quite the line,... More 

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st. Louis Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having travelled all over the world, visiting many Zoos and Gardens, I must honestly say that St. Louis has a real jewel. Free admission that reason alone should get you to visit. the care and respect for the animals here is obvious. the plantings and landscaping are deserving of the many awards they have won. the charming and knowledgeable staff... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up in St. Louis and lived here for most of my life. I can say that every time I come back to St. Louis from Louisville, I always try to make it back to my favorite zoo. The Zoo itself is free , but parking for cars is approximately $10 and they have plenty of places inside to... More 

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Supply, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful day at the zoo. So many different species of animals, beautiful and exciting creatures. Pay for a ticket to ride the train!

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