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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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We attended on two consecutive afternoons - one Friday and one Saturday (Mother's Day weekend... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Samuel D
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Louisville, Kentucky
It's free and clean

This is the first free zoo I never been to but honestly I would have gladly paid to see this nice... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Jenn H
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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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“polar bear” (386 reviews)
“sea lion show” (345 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (223 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
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+1 314-781-0900
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We attended on two consecutive afternoons - one Friday and one Saturday (Mother's Day weekend). Saturday was much more crowded than Friday. On Friday, we secured a spot in the north entrance parking lot for $15 - very convenient access. On Saturday, due to crowd...More

Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is the first free zoo I never been to but honestly I would have gladly paid to see this nice zoo. It was nice, child friendly and clean. Very friendly zoo staff. Easy to get to the zoo with bus. I came to visit...More

Thank Jenn H
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

For this Zoo being free I was highly impressed. We went ahead and bought the $12.95 passes because my 4 year isn't into animals much but loves trains, the shows, 4d movies etc. The $12.95 was definitely worth. I would actually love to go with...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We love this zoo more than about any other zoo we've gone too! It's free and there is a large variety of well treated animals.

Thank Troy T
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Hours of enjoyment with animals from around the world. Friendly staff, clean exhibits. Definitely worth the time & price of parking.

Thank JinAbr
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had not been to the zoo in a few years. They have changed it so much. Added alot it is like a amusement park they have rides, etc. The only improvement that was nice the Monkey house was clean and smell good. Most of...More

Thank Phyllis Mrs P
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

From jamming at the zoo to the normal day to day, the zoo is the best place to visit! The new Polar Bear exhibit is amazing along with all the other attractions. Definitely the best zoo in the US and it's free!

Thank Service-Me-Good
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you arrive early (or are very lucky) you can park on the street for free. The lot costs $15. However, there is no admittance fee to enter the zoo. I suggest parking at the Living World Entrance. Once inside you can purchase special tickets...More

Thank Shari M
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

I really like the zoo. I really wish the show where going on during the week instead of just the weekends .

Thank april d
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The St. Louis Zoo is amazing. I always love going to the zoo when we are in St. Louis. The biggest pro: it is free! I have paid for parking on a couple of occasions, but as long as you don't mind a little bit...More

Thank Amy R
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llimner
22 June 2018|
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Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
It does cost $7.50 I believe and it does go all around the zoo. It doesn’t include a tour guide as much as extra information from the conductor. The ride depends on how long it takes at each stop but about 15ish minutes is a... More
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lmcarr2018
18 March 2018|
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Response from Shanna M | Reviewed this property |
It is much quicker in winter months before all animals are out of “hibernation”. The zoo grounds are quite extensive and you may take a train or boat to see out lying areas. If you visit all the exhibit areas at you are... More
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