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St. Louis Zoo

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1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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A Must See if Visiting St. Louis

STL Zoo is a must see on a trip to St. Louis. Whether it is summer, fall, winter, or spring, you... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
One of the Best Zoos Anywhere, Whatever Your Stance on Zoos

An all-purpose, view-the-animals traditional zoo with an admirable research mission, many expanded... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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“sea lion show” (331 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (214 reviews)
“free admission” (429 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

STL Zoo is a must see on a trip to St. Louis. Whether it is summer, fall, winter, or spring, you can not go wrong with a visit to the zoo. The animal enclosures are spread out far enough that even on busy days, you...More

Thank Deeann2271
Reviewed 17 February 2017

An all-purpose, view-the-animals traditional zoo with an admirable research mission, many expanded and seemingly humane habitats, accessibility, many children-oriented spaces and activities, the zoo train, and basic entry is free. Plenty of spots to eat and sit. Children's Zoo and Sea Lion Shows cost a...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

The STL zoo has always been a great spot to spend the day when the weather is nice! This free attraction has a great variety of activities, tons of awesome animals to check out, a terrific sea lion show and great historic landmarks!

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We are members of the Memphis Zoo so that is the standard I measure all other zoos by. Some may think I'm crazy, and perhaps I'm just extra fond because it's what we know, but it's still the best in my book! The sweet older...More

Thank Mom2Twincesses
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In the middle of beautiful Forest Park it is an oasis and beautiful sanctuary for animals! This is a free attraction! Does cost to park and see special attractions, but you will not find this exceptional bargin in another city!

Thank kirkwoodian
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Make a day of the free zoo on the edge of Forest Park! I loved the carousel with restored wooden zoo figures :) Parking is not free, so be prepared to pay for that, but make the most by exploring the park and all this...More

Thank Emma N
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Best place to take grandbabies that want to laugh, smile, be entertained and dig into their curiosity! Best when not sunny or hot.

Thank Bunnymaw
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We go every year with the grandchildren. People of ALL ages can enjoy the zoo. It will take the entire day to see everything and plan on a lot of walking. It is also educational and there are plenty of places to eat and get...More

Thank 129mildredg
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My family and I absolutely love this zoo! We will travel 3 hours to visit it in the Spring and Fall every year. They change the exhibits often and always offer fun things for the kids outside of looking at the animals. I love that...More

Thank TheyCallMeMommi
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been so many times and it is always changing. It is one of the best zoos in the USA and it is free. (except train rides and shows.) It can be great for a hot or cold day. Just adjust what you see....More

Thank mcsd12
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16 August 2017|
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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