Forest Park, Saint Louis
Categories: Nature & Parks
The sixth most-visited urban park in the United States and home to the 1904 World's Fair, Forest Park is also well-known for hosting five major cultural sites, including the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, and Missouri History Museum. The 526 hectare (1,300 acre) park has plenty of space for recreation and paths for walking, running, or biking. The park's 45,000 trees provide shade in the summertime and picturesque scenes in the fall and winter months. In addition to the 13 million visitors it hosts annually, the park has also proudly welcomed new wildlife to its restored prairie and wetland areas. Use our Saint Louis vacation route planner to add Forest Park and other attractions to your Saint Louis vacation plans.
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We recently went to Forest Park to walk our 4 month old puppy and man did she love it! She got to run around in the sun and walk the trails. She was oh so happy and worn out after her day full of fun!
I really got to enjoy Forest Park more on this trip. From visiting the free Missouri History Museum with easy parking to just sitting on the grass near the art museum or just walking on the various pa... read more »
Spent an afternoon driving around and walking in many of the points of interest in the park. Numerous things to see, Plus the Zoo ( free ! ) is located there. The Jewel Box ( a greenhouse ) is interes... read more »
This park is beautiful and huge. My husband and I brought our bikes and biked all through the park as we visited each of the attractions - we were glad we had them because each of the attractions has places to lock up your bikes, and it makes it much more convenient to park wherever you can find a spot then bike around! Lots of things to do in the park, great biking and walking trails, beautiful scenery. It's worth packing your bike or running shoes if you plan on visiting anything in Forest Park!
The zoo, the art museum, the science center, and the history museum all have two things in common: they're all free and they're all colocated in Forest Park. My wife and I love having date nights in tucked away corners of the park under the shade of a bald cypress or willow tree. The park is gorgeous and the city has worked very hard to make it safe. Enjoy!
Absolutely love this place! I went there recently to get some walking in and play some Pokémon Go. So many walking paths that are also shared with people who bike, many water ways to walk over and you can rent a little paddle boat to float around in, and lots of open areas to bring a blanket or Frisbee. I haven't been in the art museum in forever but I plan on going soon became I've heard it is still great!
Forest park is a gem. It,s the largest park in our city-larger than New York's central park, in fact-and is one of the many many amenities that makes St. Louis one of the greatest small cities in the country. It's is beautifully cared for, always open for free to the public, and features enough to do that you can easily spend a day here. If you come to visit St. Louis, don't miss Foresr Park.
The park has so many great things. Golf, zoo, restaurants, museums, and of course ample space for doing any outdoor activity. It's one of the best places in St Louis period
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