St. Louis Zoo, MO

Our last stop on our busy one-day tour of St. Louis was its zoo. Thanks to a cultural tax, admission to our nation’s top-rated zoo is free the public. That’s right – over 19,300 exotic animals that I could take my son to see and appreciate for free.

We didn’t anticipate the 5pm closing time so our visit was crammed into a mere hour and half (a zoo this size easily requires a full day to begin to appreciate it). I got the map read the animal names off to Trey and he decided how we would proceed. His selections? Penguins, monkeys, big cats, and reptiles. We managed to see them all before the gates closed and I had one happy, tired boy to hit the road with.


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