Historic Hill is a lovely stroll through one of the oldest parts of the Saint Louis Zoo. From the 1904 Flight Cage to the Spanish architectural flavor of the 1920s in the Bird House, Primate House and Herpetarium to the finishing touches of our thoroughly modern exhibits, this area of the Zoo has a unique ambiance and a nostalgic history that make it a great destination.

Habitats on the Hill

Chain of Lakes: sea lions, river otters, swans and alligator snapping turtles
Herpetarium: reptiles and amphibians
Primate House: monkeys and lemurs
Sea Lion Arena: watch sea lions show off their natural abilities (summer season)
Bird House & Garden: macaws, hornbills, doves, eagles and more
1904 Flight Cage: Cypress Swamp in renovated 1904 Flight Cage
Peabody Hall: Inspired by Nature, a collection of wildlife artwork by Robert Bateman (seasonal exhibit)

Food & Shopping

Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and specialty items at East Refreshment stand next to the Bird House. Also enjoy collecting your favorite animal toy at one of the gift carts.

Train Station

The Zooline Railroad has a station located at the top of the hill.