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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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+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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Fun and FREE

A fantastic zoo. Don't get suckered into paying $15 for parking-- there are plenty of free spots in Forrest Park if you're up for a short walk (approx. 0.25-0.5 miles)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
Hannah M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A fantastic zoo. Don't get suckered into paying $15 for parking-- there are plenty of free spots in Forrest Park if you're up for a short walk (approx. 0.25-0.5 miles)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

World class facility dedicated to preservation and research? Check Enormous variety of wildlife? Check Engaging exhibits that educate as well as inspire your kids (and yourself) Check Lush gardens and fun activities everywhere? Check Oh, and did I mention that admission is FREE?

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Utica, New York
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111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our family has been to many of the great zoos in the US and was still wowed by the St. Louis Zoo. This is on par with zoos in the Bronx, Washington DC etc. Do buy the pass that allows you unlimited access to the train and extra attractions, it is well worth the small fee.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is one of the top zoos in the country. It is one of the only free super zoos in the country. The Penguins are our favorite. We plan a trip every year and our family sees something new. Must see if you are in the area.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours or a day at the St. Louis Zoo. Entry fee is free making it really appealing for families and college students. Lots of people enjoy roaming nearby Forest Park, the Art Museum and other amenities. Parking can be a challenge on a sunny spring day, so allow time to walk.

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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I still can't believe the zoo is free (aside from parking if you choose). There are several attractions within the zoo that cost money but these are still affordable. We were greeted by a wonderful docent who got us started off in the right direction. The only thing we didn't like was that there were a lot of directions to... More 

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Thank Christy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Parking is $15, but admission is free. A few exhibits have fees (including tickets to ride the train), but we did not do any of those so cannot comment on them here! Our whole family loved this museum. Our youngest is 2, and there was plenty to keep her entertained - including the many low-lying rocks throughout the trails that... More 

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Newbern, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We got there and the lady at the office did know answers to our questions. Walked around saw no big cats or the big monkeys was not until we went inside buildings that we saw animals. I told my husband no wonder its free you do not see any animals. Drinks over priced and having to pay to park ,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Having been to a few zoos this one disappointed me with regard to animal welfare. Some of the big cats were obviously distressed and were pacing there small enclosures in a distressed state. The polar bear was forced to swim in a small aquatic cell. None of the larger inhabitants appeared to be happy or content, all were displaying signs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Pick a cool day to go. My children love this place. My wallet does too, it's free! The penguins and puffins exhibit is the place to go when it's hot out. The elephants are really cool to see too. If you have all day you can also go to the science center if it's too hot.

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