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.

1904 Flight Cage

Cypress Swamp in renovated 1904 Flight Cage.


Reptiles and amphibians.

Primate House

Monkeys and lemurs.

Sea Lion Sound

Watch sea lions show off their natural abilities (spring-fall)

Bird House & Garden

Macaws, hornbills, doves, eagles and more

Train Station

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

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.