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Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis

(4.7/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web)
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 visit Saint Louis Zoo during your Saint Louis vacation using our convenient Saint Louis vacation trip planner.
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  • I love going to the zoo with my family. It is good exercise, good family time, and just fun. We all had a fun day and enjoyed all the animals.  more »
  • Many people have reviewed the St. Louis zoo so at best I can only support any of the great reviews. This attraction is free and has always been a leader in zoo design and management globally. They hav...  more »
  • This is one of my all-time favorite places to take my son. It's free and though each activity does cost $5 I believe. It was way worth it. My son loved watching all of the activities and I think his f...  more »
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  • Excellent zoo! Clean, well maintained, and well staffed! The enclosures were quite nice and the animals seemed happy and healthy. They've made great use of the older historic buildings as well. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area...and did I mention that it's free? :)
  • Well, it's a free to enter zoo, so it has that going for it. It has you're typical sucker drink cups like most amusement parks. The kids section was cool, bring a change of clothes for the kids though, there's an awesome little water/play area. My son of 4 enjoyed it. Then there's the whole speal about the poor animals in the zoo but I won't waste your time. Decent place to checkout if you're strapped for cash but still want to go out and have a good family day
  • Such an incredible zoo. The park layout is great. Being able to get up close to their habitats and see the interaction between their social environment. Really a wonderful place to visit. I suggest spending a good 2 days so you can enjoy everything the park has to offer.
  • The best free attraction there is. Park further down the street for free. The zoo is huge so be prepared to walk a lot, so wear comfy shoes. For a bit of money you can get on the zoo train, see some additional children's attractions, eat something. The penguins and the sea lions house are wonderful but so is the rest of the zoo. Very clean and family friendly in a good location.
  • This zoo is amazing, the best zoo I've been to and this one is free! The animal enclosures were very well designed so most of them do not resemble cages. They were designed so it has a more open-air feel. The zoo is huge, expect to spend a few hours here if you want to go to all the exhibits. There are lots of food stands and places to buy souvenirs. Since admission is free, I was much more inclined to buy a souvenir. Staff was friendly when we had any questions. I'd love to go back someday!