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St. Louis Zoo

#1 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis Features Animals
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Nice Morning at the Zoo

The St. Louis zoo is very nice, In a great location in the Forest Park and accessible from public... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Lakewood, Ohio
Fun & Free

An unexpected surprise in beautiful Forest Park. Wonderful zoo, offers multiple vantage points to... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Maria V
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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%
Travellers talk about
“sea lion show” (291 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (187 reviews)
“safari pass” (186 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
+1 314-781-0900
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The St. Louis zoo is very nice, In a great location in the Forest Park and accessible from public transportation. The zoo is well laid out and very walkable. The Exhibits are very nice and there is a wide range of animals from all around...More

Thank TheTraveler67
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

An unexpected surprise in beautiful Forest Park. Wonderful zoo, offers multiple vantage points to view the animals. We loved the polar exhibit with polar bears, penguins and puffins. Plenty of shade from trees/plants made for a comfortable walk during summer month. Totally free admission but...More

1  Thank Maria V
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We loved that the zoo was free and our kiddo really enjoyed the 4D Sponge Bob movie. So much so that we watched it twice! We also enjoyed a spin around the merry go round. It was a really hot day and appreciated that the...More

Thank KSTravlr
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Between 8-9a the stingrays, carrasel, and children's area are free to get in. Stingrays a fav although they weren't selling food then. Children's area a disappointment, I definitely would pay for it. Don't skip penguins, bugs/snakes/butterflies or polar bears.

Thank Missy G
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been to numerous zoos across the USA and have NEVER been as impressed as with the St. Louis Zoo. First of all, it's free!! Second, the exhibits are beautiful and the variety of animals is unmatched. YOU MUST SEE THIS ZOO!!!

Thank Jordon H
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The St. Louis Zoo is just wonderful, free and always improving. We always have to start at the giraffes, then take the train to see River's Edge where the hippos and elephants live. Then on to the sea lion show. Kids have their schedules! So...More

Thank Swl781
Reviewed 19 August 2016

To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting much from a free zoo. But my expectations were blown away and this ended up being the highlight of our trip. While the zoo admission is free, I would encourage families to consider buying the Adventure Pass. For...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must see attraction in St. Louis. No admission fee and free parking on the road if you are early enough, otherwise $15 in their lot. The penguin area and sea lion show are excellent (extra charge for the sea lion show). Their...More

Thank Aaron1011
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Yes its Free - this is unusual for a Zoo, making this a great place to visit on a budget. As a result there are many things to spend your saved money on. Some attractions have a fee to see/do, but you can also enjoy...More

1  Thank maccy78
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a beautiful zoo with lots to see and learn for kids and adults alike. We especially love the penguin house. Grounds are kept very tidy and best of all-it's FREE!

Thank WyldOrchid
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Brandi L
May I bring my service dog into the zoo?
7 June 2017|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, of course
Cindy S
Is a toddler wagon allowed in the children's zoo?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |