We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Louis Zoo

Features Animals
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
Review Highlights
Great way to spend the afternoon

We went on colder Saturday afternoon but it was so great! Not crowded and free entrance. Lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
via mobile
Great zoo

I am from the Bronx and always thought the Bronx zoo was the best. The St. Louis zoo was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Read all 7,082 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea lion show” (331 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (214 reviews)
“free admission” (429 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (7,082)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 6,973 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on colder Saturday afternoon but it was so great! Not crowded and free entrance. Lots of animals were out even in yucky weather. Will be back in spring. Great job!

Thank sophiecleo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am from the Bronx and always thought the Bronx zoo was the best. The St. Louis zoo was unbelievable. We had a perfect day, weather was perfect. We enjoyed the penguin, bears and especially the elephants. There were employees around to answer questions. Very...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best places in St. Louis to visit. You can't beat the price which is free. Wonderful attractions.

Thank winstonmom1
Reviewed 5 days ago

No doubts its names comes in one of the best zoo's of the USA. Everything about the zoo is nothing less than awesome. the way exhibits have been presented, the wide range of animals in huge places, a train ride connecting to the different exhibits....More

Thank AnikaKumar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being Saint Louis natives, we have grown up with this Zoo. I have fond memories of my Mother taking me and my sister here when I was little and my favorite activity at that time was the Sea-Lion show (they still do the today!). With...More

Thank SavingsBond007
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are willing to walk you can find free parking as well as free admission. My family hits zoos in all the towns we visit. I really liked the exhibits at this zoo that have been there since the early 1900's.

Thank Britt H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the best zoos in the U.S. and is a free attraction, amazingly. It is located in Forest Park, and is super family friendly. Animals and exhibits are well-tended, and you could easily spend a day here. We typically plan our visit...More

Thank Kshopper1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love the zoo! It is an incredible place to go and it is FREE! That is unbelievable! You should pack a lunch and eat it at the nearby Forest Park. Then you have a very budget friendly day! The sites you see at this...More

Thank Mandolinmoon
Reviewed 6 days ago

As far as zoo's go, this place seems less depressing then most. The animals have clean, nice enclosures, its easy to get around, but parking can be a bit of a pain

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the penguin exhibit! Allow plenty of time to see the whole zoo. There are a few activities that might have a small fee. Definitely worth going to!

Thank NancyAA86
Nearby Restaurants
Seamus McDaniel's
139 reviews
.84 km away
Comet Coffee
46 reviews
.94 km away
Panorama at the Saint Louis Art Museum
86 reviews
.56 km away
The Pat Connolly Tavern
59 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sasha's Wine Bar
6 reviews
1.53 km away
Forest Park
2,076 reviews
1.13 km away
Saint Louis Art Museum
1,099 reviews
.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from mkwillick | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do ... I just called them $8 for regular wheel chair $28 for electric with no canopy $38 for electric with canopy There are two locations for rentals, north and south entrances. Just ask an employee to guide you... More
Melissa R
6 August 2017|
Response from JennyGE815 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot to see at the zoo. A shorter sunnier day may be preferred.
Tracy S
27 July 2017|
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Free stuff is more than enough