Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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We went in October and the animals all seemed very active. There's a lot to see. We were there 5 hours and didn't get to one whole section of the zoo.
Great place to spend time outside. Don't expect number of animals as prominent zoo's but present animals will fulfill your outside walk. Several cafes around, most popular shows need additional pay bu... read more »
I've been taking my son to the zoo since he was still in a stroller. It's always a great outing. It IS "free", but don't be fooled by that, bring money, especially if you have kids. Each attraction's ... read more »
We actually planned a short vacation around the plan to attend this zoo since it is so highly rated. It is not hard to see where those high marks come from. There are lots of animals and they are all in well made habitats. There really is a ton to see and do and best of all, admission is free. There is just a fee for parking and then fees for the stuff that you want to do. They offer an adventure pass that gets you into most of those attractions. In particular they have a train with several stops throughout the park so you can use it to get around as long as you don't have a stroller to keep track of. You could probably spend the whole day here there is so much to see and do.
I love this place. Parking is free in the local neighborhood so just park and walk. Don't go into the main parking lot or they will charge you. Beautiful tree lined zoo with plenty of shade. Bring water. They charge 4 dollars for a small bottle. Have fun and bring the kids to the Sponge Bob Square Pants 4D movie (5 minute short). They will love it!
The zoo is an excellent value and a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy a beautiful day. There is an excellent assortment of animals and I think that there is a good amount of information provided. One of my favorite places in the city.
Nice zoo, admission is free, but you have to pay to park. I also suggest getting the adventure pass wrist band. It will allow you to ride the train all day long as well as go to the sting rays and a few other things. The new penguin & polar bear exhibit is really nice. FYI... The penguin house is cold, but great to be in on a 95 degree day.
This place is awesome. Very well kept, and staffed. The exhibits are up to date and are plentiful. Even though the zoo is free, I'd recommend bringing money still. Being for food and other attractions.
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