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.
Saint Louis Zoo Reviews
We take our granddaughter here when we visit and this is a fantastic place. Beautifully designed exhibits in a sprawling landscaped area- mostly free!! The polar bear and penguin areas are... more »
We had been here at least 10-15 times and we take here little one in summer every other week. You do have parking lots to park your car with minimum $$$ and also you get to park on sides too for free.... more »
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.
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