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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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Beautiful Sunday at the Zoo

I grew up in St. Louis and lived here for most of my life. I can say that every time I come back to St. Louis from Louisville, I always try to make it back to my favorite zoo. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I grew up in St. Louis and lived here for most of my life. I can say that every time I come back to St. Louis from Louisville, I always try to make it back to my favorite zoo. The Zoo itself is free , but parking for cars is approximately $10 and they have plenty of places inside to... More 

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Supply, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful day at the zoo. So many different species of animals, beautiful and exciting creatures. Pay for a ticket to ride the train!

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are a first time visitor or a long time resident of the greater St Louis community the St Louis Zoo is a must to visit. It is a world class facility and has received many updates in recent years. If you have a favorite animal or enjoy a pleasant stroll, you'll find both at the zoo. We visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome free activity! Great animal enclosures, fun for the kids. Even when busy still so much to see.

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from St. Louis and have been here over 100 times. It just keeps getting better and better. So many animals and great habitats. And it's free! The optional train ride is nice too.

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Thank Elizabeth W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 can still take your time to view the animals. The Zooline Railroad is a must... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 bit, but don't complain. Some activities are seasonal. Parking is plentiful at some cost, but... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank Danny M
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125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 gentleman at the entrance accepted our Memphis membership even though I failed to bring our... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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