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 love the St Louis Zoo. They have done a wonderful job taking care of the animals and upgrading all of their habitats. Prepare for a workout. It’s a very big zoo and very hilly. more »
I love this zoo! It’s a little tricky to navigate in spite of the free maps, but workers are happy to direct you to your desired spot. Food options are plentiful in spite of Covid restrictions. The... 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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