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St. Louis Zoo

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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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Awesome Zoo

Our absolute favorite thing we did during our visit. We bought the adventure pass and felt it was well worth the money. Zoo was clean and landscaped beautifully. Felt pricing... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our absolute favorite thing we did during our visit. We bought the adventure pass and felt it was well worth the money. Zoo was clean and landscaped beautifully. Felt pricing at concessions was good in comparison to similar places. Great deal on souvenir cup with cheap refills. This is a must do when visiting St. Louis!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

With family who lives in St Louis, we visit the St Louis Zoo every several years. We are never disappointed!!! Free admission and always changing and improving animal exhibits. One of the best zoos in the nation!

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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We started the visit with the train ride around the zoo then used the very helpful, detailed map to get around. This place is huge! My faves were the orangutans, penguin area, and underwater tunnel allowing visitors to watch sea lions swimming overhead. Went on a very hot day, but took advantage of the adventure pass($12 online) and refillable 32... More 

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Greencastle, Indiana
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Best zoo that we've been to . We are members of the Indianapolis zoo the St Louis zoo is at least as good and cheaper it's free ,not in indy

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The St. Louis Zoo is located within Forest Park and is definitely a First Class Zoo. The overall grounds are landscaped beautifully. There are numerous wonderful plants throughout the walking paths. Penguin & Puffin Coast is a wonderful attraction and a definite cool place to escape the heat. The Children's Zoo, Rivers Edge, Polar Bear Point, Sea Lion Show and... More 

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28 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best zoo I have ever been too, and it's free admission! Its set up so it all flows together as you walk around the zoo (we were told there is 19000 animals). The concessions stands are decently priced and spaced out enough through the park so you wouldn't feel like they where trying force you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I love this place! We used to live in the area and my kids loved it then; we came through on vacation and stopped to see if it was as great as we remember, and it was!!! I love that it can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be (the only thing you really HAVE to... More 

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very cool zoo. 15$ to park (which I believe there's free parking if you want to walk, too hot for that today). Free admission could purchase an adventure pass for 12.95$. Didn't feel it was even necessary to do so. Lots of happy, healthy animals in well maintained areas. Tons of different exhibits and places to eat and cool off.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went out to St. Louis at the end of April, and ended up coming back in June and July. I stopped at the zoo each time I was there. I didn't feel like spending money to park in the lot, so I decided to park on the street. The first two times, I guess I was lucky not to... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

You do have to pay for some attractions, but entrance is free. The zoo is great and the staff is always friendly. I have never had a bad time here and I've been here close to 15 times.

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