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Address: 1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
Phone Number: +1 314-781-0900
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Too good a place for family with kids outing

Been going there practically once a year with Grandchildren. Variety of animals , train ride , eating places all packed in one. Be prepared to walk a lots , its a very large Zoo.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pune, India
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been going there practically once a year with Grandchildren. Variety of animals , train ride , eating places all packed in one. Be prepared to walk a lots , its a very large Zoo.

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Ottawa
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toddlers would love this themed zoo, and the variety of animals is intriguing from elephants and painted dogs to seals and birds. There is so much to explore, and the walkways lead to caves, rain forests, and savannahs.

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Philo, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the Christmas lights and it was amazing! The amount of work and details is fantastic! So many photo ops and displays turns anyone into a kid again!

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Thank Dana E
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The St. Louis zoo is fun, exciting and free!! One of the last free zoos in the country, and it is one of the best! The natural habitats for the animals are so inviting to visit! We were there in December and were able to stay for the Christmas lights. It was worth that alone! The whole family had fun.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where do I begin? At the Gorilla House, the Penquins, the birds, the atmosphere. This is a great zoo and stays open all year, except Christmas Day. You can pay to ride the train. You can pay to go in to the Petting Zoo. You can buy food. OR, you can go enjoy the attractions available at no cost to... More 

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Marion, Ohio
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely day at the St Louis zoo. The animals were active and the day was beautiful. There were very few visitors and largely we had the zoo to ourselves. The staff was very kind and helpful. We would definitely return. We did not stay for the lights.

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Thank BDS0517
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo is the biggest reason we drove 7 hours from Oklahoma. Absolutely worth it!! No question it's the best zoo I've ever seen. Highly recommend the penguin, polar bear and hippo exhibits. They herpetarium was amazing as well. We'll be back!

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Thank Dave M
Virginia
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even in cold weather, a great place to visit! Speaking of cold weather, the new polar bear compound is great!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is quite a cool zoo, especially for having free admission. It was Chilly when we went so some of the animals were a bit sparse. The layout was very friendly and the monkey house was awesome. You gotta check out this place when visiting.

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Thank Jason S
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

loved the gorillas! super cool how they were actually interacting with ppl! there is one who likes to see pictures of other gorillas and will sit there with you while you go through them and will tell you when to flip to the next one!

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