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Saint Louis Zoo is #1 AGAIN

Saint Louis Zoo is the country’s best zoo! (But we knew that already!)

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The Saint Louis Zoo was chosen FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW as the top winner for 2018 in the “Best Zoo” category of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest sponsored by USA Today. Whooo-hoo! Our awesome zoo was among 20 nominations hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts.

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The St. Louis Zoo also had the “Best Zoo Exhibit” for the Sea Lion Sound! 

Top 10 Zoo in America 

  1. Saint Louis Zoo
  2. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
  3. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  4. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  5. Fort Worth Zoo
  6. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  7. Dallas Zoo
  8. Audubon Zoo
  9. Zoo Miami
  10. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
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Visit the Saint Louis Zoo for Free

One of the best things about our zoo is that all that awesomeness can be yours for FREE. We support the Saint Louis Zoo with taxes here in St. Louis City and County–so go visit your zoo! You paid for it, go enjoy it! 

And if you’re from out of town? We love visitors! Come enjoy our hospitality! Seriously!

Of course, there’s a few extras that will make your visit more fun, like easy parking in the zoo lot (street parking–totally free), visiting the Children’s Zoo, riding the train and see the sea lions.

visit the St. Louis Zoo for free

Here’s my top tips on how to get the most bang for your buck when visiting the Saint Louis Zoo. 

So who’s going to the best zoo in the country this weekend? Want MORE awesome places to take the kids? Here’s 13 Amazing Free Places to Play in St. Louis!