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St. Louis Zoo

#1 of 258 things to do in Saint Louis Features Animals
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Free admission within walking distance of some hotels!

Loved that admission was free but be ready to shell out some cash for any food within the park... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Jennifer J
Clarksville, Tennessee
Multiple Visits

Penguins were fantastic. Up close and fun to watch. Kids enjoyed every minute. We make multiple... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Caton J
Jefferson City, Missouri
via mobile
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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
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Loved that admission was free but be ready to shell out some cash for any food within the park. Most of the staff were friendly though the concession staff were curt (though not rude) and didn't go in for much for customer service with a...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Penguins were fantastic. Up close and fun to watch. Kids enjoyed every minute. We make multiple trips a year and it just keeps getting better.

Thank Caton J
Reviewed 18 September 2016

There are so many animal exhibits here, you really could spend an entire day (or more) if you wanted. Several of the paid attractions are free in the first hour - we were able to go to the stingray exhibit and ride the carousel for...More

2  Thank Katie P
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great place. This need to be on your place to visit with children or anyone who love outdoors. It was free. This has to be one of the best zoos in the United States

Thank Alyssa R
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The St. Louis Zoo is one of the last zoos in the U.S. to offer free admission and therefore be accessible to everyone (many zoos run nearly $20/person these days). It is also a top-notch zoo in terms of animal habitats and enrichment, and is...More

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went to the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park. There are several entrances but we parked at the south entrance (paid parking) and went in that entrance. We walked around the zoo and viewed the many animals and statues along the way, but some of...More

Thank SatisfedwithService
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not just your average zoo, the St Louis Zoo is recognized world-wide and partners with other international zoos in preserving endangered species. They have led the way in reconstructing more natural habitat settings for the animals to protect both animals and the public. There's a...More

Thank stlouiswoman1
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I love being able to walk right in without emptying my wallet at the gate. I can go whenever, and it's great for bringing noisy kids, because you are outside and they are walking everywhere. Great outdoor activity.

Thank kathytompkins
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

being used to the Kansas City zoo this zoo had different animals than we are used to seeing. The exhibits are close together so the walking isn't out of this world. The exhibits are also pretty up close and personal.

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We spent the good part of a rainy day here. Didn't get to see everything but very nice zoo! Lovely flowers and sculptures. Very well kept and FREE!

Thank threeamigos59405
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Diana D | Reviewed this property |
I saw stroller rentals when we walked in, I believe I saw other options as well to assist getting around. The zoo is very large.