Saint Louis Zoo
- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! The Saint Louis Zoo does house these three types of mammals, but it also boards armadillos, sloths, swans, penguins, turtles, 'gators and tarantulas and many other kinds of creatures. And over at the Caribbean Cove, you can run your hands over an assortment of stingrays (clipped of their stingers).
One TripAdvisor user cites the "excellent choices for food as well as items in the different gift shops," and the "surprisingly diverse exhibits in a free zoo" as reasons why he would recommend this site to others. He did, however, say that the zoo gets very crowded.
The zoo is usually open from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some variation over the winter holiday season. And admission is free. But extras, such as a Safari Pass or the Sea Lion Show, do cost a small fee. You'll find the zoo in St. Louis' expansive Forest Park. For more information, visit the official website.