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Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis

4.7
#1 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
One of the world's top-rated free-admission animal parks, features both indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as a children's petting zoo. Divided into themed zones and dedicated to conserving endangered species and their natural habitats, the zoo shelters over 18,000 animals. Get up close and personal with a range of furry and flying creatures by walking around the exhibits on your own, or take a guided tour on the zoo's narrow-gauge railroad for an in-depth look at several habitats. Don't miss the zoo's big cat country, home to lions, leopards, tigers, jaguars, and cougars. The zoo also offers dining and souvenirs at shops and restaurants spread throughout its grounds. Plan to see Saint Louis Zoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Saint Louis travel planner.
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  • Just got back from the St. Louis Zoo and we were very impressed! First, LOVE that it’s FREE and you only pay for parking. This is a great zoo for young and old. Very clean and the animals were...  more »
  • Driving through St. Louis on way out to Texas in our motorhome we thought the zoo would be a nice stop. We got our admission in advance because of covid but I neglected to check out the parking...  more »
  • Nice zoo. A quick stop on the way back home. Many animals were not available possibly due to Covid. The zoo was clean and fun to see a few of the exhibits. Parking does cost $15. so look for a...  more »
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  • St Louis Zoo is 1 of the best in the country and admission is FREE! Great place to go if you want to do sightseeing or have a family. You have to pay if you want to go into the Children's zoo for feeding, ride the train or the carousel. I think it's free the 1st hour after opening. Confirm on their website. DEFINITELY wear comfortable walking shoes!
  • Touching stingrays was incredible. Sea Lions move amazing in water. The act was pretty good also. Train ride is a great way to get around the park, when your feet are tired. Cool off with the penguins. 4D movie was fun. Well worth the parking fee of $15.
  • Always a fantastic visit. Internationally recognized zoo, basically free. I'll pay to park. I'll pay to eat. I'll pay to ride the train or the carousel but if I don't want to do any of those, I can still have a fabulous experience for FREE. Been to other zoo's, some (but few) were as good. None were free.
  • St Louis Zoo is 1 of the best in the country and admission is FREE! Great place to go if you want to do sightseeing or have a family. We absolutely enjoyed our visit here! To think that it is free and is so massive it is hard to see it all in one day. They have a train that helps you get around the zoo a lot easier and I highly recommend you get the train pass to move around the zoo.
  • This Zoo is amazing! We absolutely enjoyed our visit here! To think that it is free and is so massive it is hard to see it all in one day. They have a train that helps you get around the zoo a lot easier and I highly recommend you get the train pass to move around the zoo. The otters and the penguins were the family favorite. Also the child area was really fun for our 2 year old. She loved playing on the little playground and seeing all the animals in the area. It does cost some money to get into certain areas and they also serve alchohol and beer right inside the entrance. The train runs every 15 minutes or so it seemed and that makes it a lot easier to get from one side to the other. There is also a tunnel that is really neat. I would definitely plan out your day and make sure you have all day when you visit because there is so much to see. It is definitely worth the time and any price you may pay for certain places in the zoo.

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