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St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis

St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis (must see)

St. Louis Zoo is a perfect family fun destination. The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair is credited for the birth of the local zoo. The Fair brought the world's attention to the city and Forest Park in particular. The Smithsonian Institution constructed a walk-through bird cage for the World's Fair. Ten days after the World's Fair closure, the citizens of St. Louis chose to buy the 1904 World's Fair Flight Cage for $3,500, rather than have it dismantled and returned to Washington, D.C. This was the first piece of what would become the St. Louis Zoo.

Today, the Zoo hosts an array of animal and bird species from all over the world, including Asian elephants, hippos, cheetahs and many others. There is also a Children's Zoo with Monsanto Insectarium and butterfly garden. A particular attention deserves the charming Hermann Fountain. For a good look around the Zoo, hop on a small train to give your kids a true joy ride.

Why You Should Visit:
Free zoo with world-class exhibits and special events on some evenings. It's walkable, clean and there are areas indoors and out (if you need a break from the weather).

Tip:
You're unlikely to be able to see all you want in a single day, so spend some time online and select your preferences.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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St. Louis Zoo on Map

Sight Name: St. Louis Zoo
Sight Location: Saint Louis, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Saint Louis, Missouri

Create Your Own Walk in Saint Louis

Create Your Own Walk in Saint Louis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Saint Louis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Forest Park Walking Tour

Forest Park Walking Tour

Saint Louis boasts a number of entertaining and educational facilities such as museums, zoos and parks. Among the latter, the most outstanding is Saint Louis Forest Park, established in 1876. The park represents an ideal location for a great time out. Take this self guided walking tour to discover the most visited tourist attractions in Saint Louis Forest Park.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Top Museums Tour

Top Museums Tour

Amid an array of diverse cultural attractions fit to delight any tourist in Saint Louis, museums are among the most prominent. If you're an American history buff or have a keen interest in military or architecture, you can discover much to your liking, as well as learn a great deal about the city's past and present by visiting the Museum of Westward Expansion, the City Museum, the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Religious Buildings

Religious Buildings

Saint Louis is considered the perfect destination for those who want to see great architecture that also has an important spiritual value. This old city features some of the famous and interesting churches in the USA as well as other well known religious buildings. Take this self guided walking tour to visit the beautiful religious buildings in Saint Louis.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Saint Louis Downtown Tour

Saint Louis Downtown Tour

Missouri's main city, Saint Louis is a prominent metropolis with high-rising downtown dominated by the iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, erected in the 1960s to commemorate the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward advance. To see this and other attractions of downtown Saint Louis, follow this self-guided orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles