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St. Louis Zoo

#1 of 257 things to do in Saint Louis Features Animals
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Best "get out of your head" place ever!

Spending a morning or afternoon walking around this zoo is the best way I know to get out of my own... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Leslie H
Family trip to the zoo

This is one of the better zoos in the country. All ages can enjoy the different exhibits. Young... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Sheena S
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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%
Travellers talk about
“sea lion show” (304 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (191 reviews)
“safari pass” (186 reviews)
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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 13 September 2016

Spending a morning or afternoon walking around this zoo is the best way I know to get out of my own head... just enjoy and appreciate the wonders of life! I started doing this in college (wont say how many years ago that was!) and...More

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of the better zoos in the country. All ages can enjoy the different exhibits. Young children are particularly enthralled and the staff is wonderful with them.

Thank Sheena S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

No matter how old I get, I still love the zoo. Be sure to see the penguins...they are fun! I love the set-up and the fact that it is free! Some exhibits cost, but families can find plenty to do inexpensively.

Thank MTB-Illinois
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

St Louis Zoo is free to get in offers wonderful animals,things for adults and children. Also the food choices are wonderful as they offer healthy options and are reasonably priced. it is the best I have ever been to.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Been coming to the STL zoo for years. Parking is the only problem that I have encountered. Hard to find a spot on busy days and it is expensive to park in a lot. Other than that it is a great way to spend the...More

Thank Jatravelor2015
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Visited the St. Louis Zoo some time ago...when the penguin exhibit opened. The new exhibit is awesome, as the the rest of the zoo facilities. The only draw back to this experience, is of course, the parking. At the time, we had my elderly mother...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are in the 'Lou and you have little kids, do not miss this zoo. It was just voted the best free attraction in the nation for a reason. And the pineapple soft serve is an amazing treat as well.

Thank Gail K
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Love the zoo! I've been coming here my entire life and now get to take my kids. Well maintained. Animals are cared for extremely well. Good refreshments and clean bathrooms.

Thank bikestl7777
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This zoo is the best and has a lot of shade when the trees have leaves. Everything is so nicely updated and its free. All the exhibits are so cool like the penguin house, the safari and the bird garden. The children's zoo is cool...More

Thank Majana R
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Beautifully landscaped zoo grounds allow one to meander in many directions only to see another group of animals in well kept enclosures. Design features allow one to view the animals from different angles above, below and in between. This is a rare treat in my...More

Thank EricRock
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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.