The third-largest zoo in the country, with 90 acres of space and 700 species of animals on exhibit, this place is a must-see ... More
St. Louis Zoo
The third-largest zoo in the country, with 90 acres of space and 700 species of animals on exhibit, this place is a must-see on a family vacation to St. Louis. The zoo is open year-round with free general admission. Some areas, however, do require a small fee, including the sea lion shows, the new insectarium and the children's zoo, where kids can pet the animals. Other areas include the big cat country, the jungle of the apes, the primate house, the river's edge (an elephant exhibit) and feeding areas for bears and sea lions.
I am one who believes that if you have seen animals before there is no need to see them again. However, this zoo is different. We had a great time with our granddaughter and her friend during our stay in St Louis. Chances are that we will not visit St Louis again anytime soon but if we did, we would make another stop at the zoo.
I'd like to start off by saying that admission to the zoo is completely free. The zoo itself is HUGE. I've been to the zoo 3 times, and I live over 3 hours away. In those 3 times, I'm still convinced that I have not seen everything yet. The zoo is laid out in distinct zones which makes navigation easy. There aren't many stairs which means that navigation with a stroller was a breeze. There are so many exhibits, and the animals were always out. If it ever gets too hot for you, you can duck into the penguin exhibit, which is by far the coolest exhibit on the complex (pun definitely intended). The penguins were so fun. They are always on the move and bring smiles to the faces of all of the kids that visit. I would totally recommend this zoo to anyone. And did I mention that it is completely free?
it had everything for the whole entire family like the rides for the kids to the exciting animals for the older kids at heart as well as the senior dcitizens. it does not have high prices like other attractions does. the st louis zoo isd the best place for the money
We enjoyed having a great weather kind of day. We went just before lunch and grabbed a bite while we were there. Not as expensive as most parks charge for the food. We had a very enjoyable afternoon, and still didn't get to see all the animals. Great time anyway. Will come back again.
What an amazing zoo. And it is Free!!! Anyone should make this a stop in St. louis. I was amazed at the grounds and the animals and the amount of natural habitat in this zoo. They have done alot of fantastic work there. We did purchase the safari pass for $10 which allowed us unlimited train rides, 2 different 3-D movies, 2 simulator rides, 2 animal shows and entrance into the children's zoo. Well worth our money. The train is a great addition to the zoo as it really helped my tried feet and my kids thought is was really cool. I definately recommend this to anyone regardless of having kids or not. also they do have coupons for the safari pass buy one get one free check ebay! also it take about 8 hours to go threw this zoo.
Again we were looking for free things to do and the ZOO was one of them, my husband and I always try to find a zoo when we go on vacation. It cost us 11.00 to park which I didnt mind paying it goes to help get supplies for the animals and then it was free to get in. The outside was packed with school kids and we thought we would never be able to look around...but we were so supirsed when we walked in and were hardly ever bothered with a lot of people. The zoo is huge and had plenty of different animals not seen at other zoos...We walked the whole zoo and took pictures within 2 1/2 hours and tried to get there in the morning to see the animals before it was to hot...Very nice zoo...
I am from Fresno Ca. I went to St. Louis on busines but made time to do some sightseeing. I am so glad I did. I was amazed. This zoo is nothing like our local zoo. I spent four hours just wondering thru. Also visited the Science Center. I could not believe it was all free. Our next family vacation will be to St. Louis.
Marlin Perkins of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom probably had the biggest influence on how the St. Louis Zoo has ended up. He passed away 14 June 1986. We St. Louisan's owe him a debt of gratitude for making the Zoo one of the best free Zoo's in North America!
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