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Lone Elk Park

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1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
+1 314-615-5000
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Simply amazing!

We visited the Lone Elk Park on the recommendation of a friend who is a lifelong resident of St... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kanda F
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
A lovely (and free!) drive

We have visited Lone Elf Park several times and have never been disappointed. Each visit has had at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DuneBug2
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Illinois
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (178 reviews)
“bird sanctuary” (67 reviews)
“drive thru” (20 reviews)
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1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
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+1 314-615-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Lone Elk Park on the recommendation of a friend who is a lifelong resident of St. Louis. When you go, don't rush, but expect people to run you off the road who are in a rush. We arrived when a herd of...More

Thank Kanda F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Lone Elf Park several times and have never been disappointed. Each visit has had at least some animal viewing opportunities, and occasionally there is more than we care to count. There's a lot of elk but also deer and bison in good...More

Thank DuneBug2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason I imagined this park to be huge and it is big, just not as big as I imagined. Upon entering the area, there is a free bird sanctuary to visit. It is neat. Bird sanctuaries save a lot of birds who would...More

Thank HikingLife614
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After multiple failed attempts to see the elk at Cataloochee and Oconaluftee, I penciled this park into our visit in St. Louis as a long shot to kill some down time. Imagine my surprise when we pulled in and...OMG, there they are! Then the bison...More

Thank Annemarie D
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Yet another of attractions St. Louis has to offer that is free to the public and very family friendly. A leisurely drive through the park brings you up close to all sorts of wildlife. From Elk to Buffalo to the deer herds running free in...More

1  Thank Ray Z
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Travelling bumper to bumper at a pace so the people in front of you can snap pictures was the only upsetting feature to this park. Wish someone were there to monitor this selfish act. But to those who like Missouri's animals , there is a...More

1  Thank Melissa F
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This place is great and well worth a visit - you can drive through or get out and walk around (in parts of it) and it's hard to beat a live herd of buffalo!

Thank AnniK_K
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Close encounters with animals and depending on what time you go you can hear mating calls and witness all sorts of fun animal sightings.

Thank Amber B
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I love being able to see both bison and elk at such close distances but the park itself is lacking in the number of animals. Again I have to measure that against the proximity to a major city far from their natural habitat and the...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Lone Elk Park is very lovely for a nice car ride on a fall afternoon or if you're taking a stroll around the lake. I highly recommend it if you are in the area. It's a very nice place to relax. I'm giving 4 stars...More

Thank Sydney T
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Tammy C
23 November 2017|
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Response from LovesToAdventure | Reviewed this property |
They are open everyday at 8, enjoy! There is also a burd sanctuary on the same road, on the rightside right before Lone Elk park that has many beautiful eagles.
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jvancil
26 August 2017|
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Response from Hank H | Reviewed this property |
They do have a few port-a-johns. That's all.
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Neil W
28 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
More like than likely yes. Unless you like stopping the car and just observing for a long time.
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