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Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis

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#1 of 279 in Parks in Missouri
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • This was the best zoo our family has ever visited. Now, some background. We lived in Southern California from 1987-2016. During those years, visited the San Diego Zoo several times. It's a... 
    This was the best zoo our family has ever visited. Now, some background. We lived in Southern California from 1987-2016. During those years, visited the San Diego Zoo several times. It's a...  more »
  • This was the finest zoo I have ever visited, although I haven’t been to a zoo in a long time. It is very clean, well organized and the animals are in excellent habitats yet visible easily. If I... 
    This was the finest zoo I have ever visited, although I haven’t been to a zoo in a long time. It is very clean, well organized and the animals are in excellent habitats yet visible easily. If I...  more »
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  • Great zoo. Admission was free, just had to reserve your group size and time online. $15 parking. Get there early enough you can park on the street for free. You need mask for all the indoor areas. Outside you didn't have to wear a mask. The facility was well maintained. Bathrooms really clean for the amount of people they see. Food and drinks are expected to be high for any type of amusement park or attraction. You could bring in your own snacks and drinks. They had plenty of nice rental strollers or wheel chairs. Plenty of activities for the kids. Staff we encountered were great, helpful, and friendly.
  • Best zoo ever! I grew up in the area so I have had the privilege of experiencing this zoo's growth first hand. As a child I was merely fascinated by this large collection of exotic animals. As I got older I became aware of the many ways this zoo promotes conservation and education in zoology. The St. Louis Zoo is always updating it's exhibits to not only enhance the visitor experience but for the animals' enrichment as well. They offer educational summer camps for kids too.

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