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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number:
+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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Very nice zoo!

I can't believe that this is a free zoo! It's quite large and very well taken care if. Spent about 3 hours and didnt get through all of it. But it was almost 70 degrees out in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
jjbalua
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe that this is a free zoo! It's quite large and very well taken care if. Spent about 3 hours and didnt get through all of it. But it was almost 70 degrees out in January so it was quite busy. Parking can be a bit of a walk. The earlier you go, you can get free street... More 

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy our visits to the zoo very much. Usually, we go with grandkids or with visitors from out of town. There is so much to see that multiple visits are never repetitious (except for the mandatory carousel ride).

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Thank Robert W
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo was a great free attraction. Small fee to ride the train. Young kids would love it. Cafe had reasonably priced options for a quick lunch.

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Thank Megan S
Sydney Australia
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1,323 reviews
817 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That is their claim and I think they might be close to the mark ? For starters it is Free , the only extras are train rides, 4-D theatre, sea lion show etc. The free stuff is more then enough to slate any appetite ! Some enclosures were a bit on the small side and I watched the Amur Tiger... More 

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Thank Skeney57
Missouri
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109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a world class zoo in the middle of fantastic Forest Park. It is free to all visitors but of course cost a lot on your property taxes if you live in St Louis County.

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Thank 412
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The STL zoo is great. We had a great time and the staff were all very friendly. The animal enclosures were large and looked very natural

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Thank Mike G
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A FAVORITE destination for any and all! The St. Louis Zoo is truly fabulous! So many animals. Our Polar Bear is among my faves!

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Thank Rita C
Santa Clarita, California
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting the St. Louis zoo always brings back memories. My father was the quintessential Scrooge, not wanting to part with a dime. However, the zoo is free. How fortunate for us. I will not forget our childhood memories at the zoo. I have been to a lot of other zoos, since I have grown. But, the St. Louis zoo will... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended the zoo lights at night only - so I cannot review the animals and the rest of the zoo during a daytime visit. However, the zoo lights were perfect for a night out and to experience the winter season with music and timed lights. I highly recommend getting the marshmellows by the fire with a warm drink! We... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go here all times of the year! Winter is one of the best (Zoo lights, but also Penguin Walk which is a life memory for the little kids, and active animals), but fall is good too. River's edge is a favorite that combines the big classics (elephants, hippos, rhinos, hyenas, etc.) with fish (including a giant Mississippi River tank,... More 

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