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Address: 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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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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Great Zoo

Worth going to. Easy walking with great exhibits. Great place for kids for them to see animals. Easy to get to.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Worth going to. Easy walking with great exhibits. Great place for kids for them to see animals. Easy to get to.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

One the most attractive attractions in St. Louis is the free zoo! Located in forest park (along with the art museum and science center) it is a sight worth seeing if you are visiting in St. Louis. I would highly recommend it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A friend was gifted the opportunity to be Engineer of the Day on the Zoo Train. Lunch included the birthday girl and the train engineer. We had plenty of great photo ops and enjoyed lunch at the Lakeside Cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a world class zoo that never stops innovating and it's free! It has a train(fee),a children's zoos (fee)lots of places to stop and eat or rest.A premier attraction.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed this zoo. We went on the train ride, which was pleasant. Our favorite exhibit was the sea lions. One of the sea lions swam up to where my family was watching and started following the kids around. When the kids waved their hand at it, it rolled over in the water!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ranked #1 by Zagat and other sources, the St Louis Zoo is a place that all ages can enjoy. The only free zoo in the country along with the National Zoo in DC, it is a fun and educational family destination. The Zoo has great open exhibits- Red Rock, Big Cat Country, River's Edge, Sea Lion Point and the newest,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We go at least once a month, been members for more than a decade. There's a reason they were just voted the 3rd best zoo in the world. Always a good time and always some amazing pictures to be had. My son is doing the summer camp in a few weeks and is so excited to be old enough to... More 

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St Louis Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have been visiting the St Louis Zoo since 1959. Through the years it has always been top notch, with updated exhibits, new animals, educational activities,and exciting shows.All of this and free too. This is one of the rare zoos where there is no charge to enter. The animal areas are updated and look like the natural habitat. There are... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The St Louis zoo is very well kept and large. We loved it all train ride was fun. We walked miles. The children's area is good for little ones. St Louis is hot in the summer, but there were minsters to run through

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is by far one of the jewels of the City of St Louis. It is family friendly and thee assortment of animals and activities makes it a must see attraction, PLUS, it is FREE to enter.

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