Saint Louis Zoo

The Best in the Country

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Year after year, the Saint Louis Zoo is ranked as one of the top in the country, often the # 1 zoo.

With 24,000 of the world’s most adorable critters in spacious, natural exhibits spread through 90 acres, and it all of it free every day, yes, the Saint Louis Zoo is a must do for any visitor to the city.

Behind the scenes tours with penguins, overnight camp-outs, and the children’s carousel with 64 wooden endangered species are some of the highlights. The Animals Always Sculpture is the biggest thing like it in the US.

But each person finds their own elements to love at the zoo.

The Saint Louis Zoo dates to the thrill and excitement of the 1904 World’s Fair and has been an essential part of the city’s life ever since.

Although the zoo is free, there’s a fee to ride the carousel and the railroad and enjoy the children’s zoo and sea lion show. A $10.95 Adventure Pass is a pretty good deal.

Located in the southwest corner of Forest Park.

At A Glance

One Government Drive
St. Louis
(800) 966-8877
Parking is $15.
9 AM - 5 PM daily, extended summer hours


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