"Nationally Acclaimed Saint Louis Zoo" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint Louis Zoo Tip by deecat

Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis: 23 reviews and 40 photos

  Zoo Entrance and Long-Tailed Monkey
by deecat

It had been more than 30 years since I had visited this zoo, and since the Saint Louis Zoo is ranked among the top zoos in the nation, I knew that it was time to see it again.

Being off season, it was easy to find street parking for free. Otherwise, lot parking cost $8.00 per day. Admission to the zoo, however, is FREE.

The zoo is divided into six distinct areas to accomodate 7,000 animals.

This area includes the elephants, cheetahs, & hyenas.

This area includes the polar icecaps & tropical rain forests & the animals who inhabit these inhospitable places.

Basically, this area is for children to learn about & mingle with such creatures as goats, bunnies, and butterflies. It's an interactive & hands-on area.

This is a slow paced strolling area with architecture of the 1920's. It includes primates, reptiles, & birds.

This area has a natural setting for big cats, zebras, giraffes, camels, and antelopes.

The zoo has special areas for pay such as the Children's Petting Zoo, The Conservation Carousel, The Insectarium, The Zooline Railroad, & The Sea Lion Show.

The zoo provides many places to eat with four restaurants and numerous snack stands. Also, two gift shops are open each day.

A Safari Pass is available & includes admission to the railroad, children's zoo, Sea Lion Show, and the Insectarium.

The 1904 Flight Cage (a huge rounded-top Cage for birds) is a structure that remains from the World's Fair of 1904. A new Cypress Swamp has been built inside the cage.

Located in the Southwestern part of Forest Park, it's a short ten minute drive from the city center.
Open in the summer from 8am-7pm
Open in the non-peak Season from 9am-5pm

Address: One Government Drive
Directions: Southwestern part of Forest Park.
Phone: (314)781-0900
Website: http://www.stlzoo.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2005
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