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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – USA Today has nominated the St. Louis Zoo to the 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Free Attraction. They have been been chosen by a panel of experts as places where you can get way more than you pay for.

The St. Louis Zoo is described by USA Today as:

“The 90-acre St. Louis Zoo exhibits 600 species of animals representing every continent and major biome on the planet. It’s also one of the nation’s few zoos that offers free entry, though some exhibits and shows charge smaller admission fees. The zoo’s Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit is one of the best penguin habitats in the country, with four species of penguins and two species of puffins on display.”

The newspaper’s experts have selected the list but readers choose the winner. Voting ends on on Monday, August 29.


Best Free Attraction Nominees:

  1. The Alamo – San Antonio
  2. Balboa Park – San Diego
  3. Bellagio Conservatory & Fountains – Las Vegas
  4. Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Birmingham, Ala.
  5. Central Park – New York
  6. The Freedom Trail – Boston
  7. Garden Of The Gods – Colorado Springs
  8. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco
  9. Griffith Park – Los Angeles
  10. Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia
  11. International Rose Test Garden – Portland, Ore.
  12. Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site – Atlanta
  13. Millennium Park – Chicago
  14. Multnomah Falls – Oregon
  15. National Mall And Memorial Parks – Washington
  16. Saint Louis Zoo – St. Louis
  17. Staten Island Ferry – New York
  18. Sunset Celebration Key West
  19. United States Botanic Garden – Washington