St. Louis has many family-friendly places to visit, but my favorite is the Saint Louis Zoological Park. I would recommend that all tourists and their families take a day out of their stay in St. Louis and visit the Zoo. The park is located in Forest Park, only minutes away from the St. Louis Art Museum. Not only is the St. Louis Zoo best known for its conservation and education, but there also is no admission fee. Do not let the lack of a general admission fee fool you into thinking that this establishment lacks quality and innovation. St. Louis Zoo is considered to be one of the leading zoological parks in the country.
Within its walls, there are many different attractions to keep yourself, friends and children interested and coming back. There is the River’s Edge, which is where the elephants, cheetahs and hyenas are on display in an environment most suitable for them. To get to each animal attraction you can also ride the Zooline Railroad that will take you to all parts of the park. There is the Children’s Zoo, which costs $4, but it is well worth the money. This is one of the most popular parts of the Zoo. After you’ve spent the morning visiting all of the animals, you can stop relax at Lakeside Crossing which is a place to get refreshments and souvenirs.
The best part about the Zoo is the fact that it is so involved in the community, such as sponsoring several community outreach programs like Camp KangaZoo, which is an educational daycamp for children. With programs such as like this, the Zoo has become a consistent staple in the St. Louis community and will remain as such for many years to come. With hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, you can be sure to make a morning at the zoo no matter how long or short of a time you visit St. Louis