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Zoological Society of St Louis

1 Government Dr (at at Wells Dr)
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 781-0900
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I love that we can go to the zoo for an hour or a whole day and have a great time. The train ride is great. The shows are entertaining. In the summer there are plenty of places...


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Great Zoo 1/11/2012

I love that we can go to the zoo for an hour or a whole day and have a great time. The train ride is great. The shows are entertaining. In the summer there are plenty of places to get out of the heat throughout the zoo. more

St. Louis Zoo Is World Class 7/31/2003

Having been to many of the nation's zoos, nothing seems to compare to the quality of the St. Louis Zoo, along with the fact that it's FREE. San Diego, D.C., Chicago, Omaha.... they all cost money and don't have the charm of St. Louis' zoo. The park surrounding it is fabulous - the site of the 1904 World's Fair. The large, open-flight bird cage in the zoo from the fair is a real treat as well. The new home to the penguins and puffins was especially enjoyable on a hot, July day. You'd be hard pressed to find a better zoo and at a better price! more

St. Louis Zoo Review 2/28/2003

This zoological is decades ahead of any other zoo I have visited, including the zoo in San Diego. The St. Louis Zoo has do a fantastic job in designing a park that reflects a more natural setting for the animals and, also, developed a large number of interactive events and areas for park patrons. The staff is knowledgeable, professional and very friendly, and the park it self is beautifully landscaped, well shaded, and impeccably maintained. Amenities abound for visitors, and you can even bring in your own lunch, if you prefer. All of this, and the admission price is $0. Pros: parking, location of park, no admission costs Cons: amenity prices high more

Open All Year! 2/27/2003

In addition to being FREE, the St. Louis Zoo is open all year long. Give it a try in December or January. You'll be surprised how ACTIVE the animals are! In the Summer, they are lazy and lay in the shade. In the Winter, they run around and play. It's great! And don't miss the bear feedings, around 4:30pm. Also, park on the street for free; the lot cost $7.00 Pros: Family Friendly, Educational, Always Adding More more

Best Zoo Ever 2/27/2003

I have visited zoos all over the world and none compares to the St. Louis Zoo. The St. Louis zoo is clean, attractive, and best of all FREE. Pros: FREE, good parking, clean more

free is far 12/19/2002

Don't misunderstand--I love the St. Louis Zoo, but ""free"" to me implies ""no cost."" I get many freebies in my mail--all with a shipping and handling charge. SL Zoo is much like that. True, the attraction is free--the parking near the attraction costs $8.00. Just keep that in mind before you make the trek. more

Wild 12/4/2002

The St. Louis Zoo is one of the best, I have been around the country and we here in St. Louis are sooooo lucky to have one of the few free zoos in the country. There are always new exhibits and they always do such a great job with all the renovations. First Rate!!!!! Pros: Area - Forest Park more

Why buy the cow.......... 12/4/2002

I was born and raised in St. Louis. When I was 19 I moved to North Carolina, since I have lived in 4 other states. I was shocked to find that St. louis is the only zoo in the U.S. that doesnt charge admission. Not only does it not charge but in my book it is one of the best zoo's. Over the last few years they have been renevating it to keeps its attractions new and exciting. Pros: FREE, Mulitple entrances, Great location. Cons: Uh,, Well,, Cant think of any.. more

Wild about the Zoo 11/20/2002

I can't say enough good things about the St. Louis Zoo. I have lived in a number of cities and this one has all the others beat. Between the attractions and the attractive layout, the Zoo offers many days worth of discovery and enjoyment! The children's zoo is my particular favorite with the opportunity if provides for real interaction between visitors and animals. Love it!!! Pros: Free, Centrally located, Easy to get to Cons: Summer parking more

Monkey Shines 10/19/2002

I remember when Phil the Gorilla died in 1958 -- I was 9 years old and I was so sad .... we went to Phil every summer. Now there is an awesome memorial statue of him. more

Free Zoo Visit 10/16/2002

I've been attending the St. Louis City Zoo for over 55 years. I always find something that's new, exciting and interesting. It's the best zoo in the midwest and it's FREE!!! Sitting in the middle of Forest Park right down the hill from the St. Louis Art Museum, also FREE - you can't beat the combination. Come and see for yourself. Pros: Free, variety of animals, current displays Cons: temperature in summer, some hills, cost of train more

Its free 10/4/2002

I love the St. Louis Zoo. One, because it is free and two its nearby my home so i can just pop in when i want. If you have kids and you want to pay a few bucks you can ride the train around or visit the children's petting zoo. I love seeing the animals the most though. oh and you dont have to pay for parking. there is always parking on the streets somewhere! Pros: free, not crowded, family fun more

Best In The US 9/25/2002

I've lived in many states and seen many zoos. Nothing can compare to my love of the St. Louis Zoo in my hometown because: 1) It is so beautiful you forget where you simply takes your spirit to another place. 2) It's very large and has quite a variety of animals. 3) The animals looked healthy and no signs of mistreatment. 4) It is part of history dating back the 1904 World's Fair. 5) Children and Adults love the train that gives you a wonderful view of the park. 6) The Petting Zoo is enjoyed by all, etc, etc. It is simply the Best In The Us! Pros: inexpensive, many animals, beautiful Cons: lots of walking, no motorized carts more

Can't believe it's free! 8/20/2002

The Saint Louis iZoo is a great place to visit and take your whole family. It is amazing that they don't charge to get in but they don't! more

Take Your Wild Ones to See Wild Ones 8/18/2002

The Zoo is always a great place for the family. Now, the food and drinks can be a little pricey, but all the new things at the Zoo are great for kids of all ages. more

More fun than a barrel of monkeys! 8/14/2002

The St. Louis Zoo..with its new Rivers Edge just a fabulous place to visit. Kids of all ages will love our Zoo!! You can't have more fun, or a more realistic experience, unless you went on safari yourself! Pros: Entertaining, Good Parking, It's Free!! more

Fun! 8/11/2002

This zoo has everything including a wide variety of animals, exhibits, shows, activities for all ages and friendly staff. They have many volunteers who are knowledgeable and make it fun! Pros: variety, information more

10 8/8/2002

very interesting specimines there very nice outing fir the whole family Pros: animals Cons: long lines more

going to the zoo 8/8/2002

The Saint Louis Zoo is the best place to visit while you are in Saint Louis. Not only is it free but there is so much to see and do. Many new exhibits have been added in the past few years. The River's Edge is amazing and should be on everyone's to-see list. The zoo is truly a Saint Louis landmark and something we are very proud of. Pros: Free admission, Free parking availabl, great hours Cons: crowded in summer mos, snacks a little steap more

Zoo-riffic 8/7/2002

Fabulous zoo and free too! Educational yet fun for the whole family - little ones through adult. more
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  • The Scene
    The Saint Louis Zoo has more than 5,000 animals and is a leader in natural exhibits and wildlife preservation. Moreover, the zoo sponsors lots of fun events throughout the year,...

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