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Forest Park, Saint Louis

4.8
#3 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
Park · Nature / Park
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. Add Forest Park to your Saint Louis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint Louis trip builder website.
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  • We were in town for a weekend wedding and had very little time to do any sightseeing. We drove through the park on the way to the wedding and we were blown away by how beautiful and massive this...  more »
  • Visitors to St. Louis taking in the sites so came to Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World's Fair (which is depicted in one of my favorite movies Meet Me in St. Louis) so we wanted to see some of...  more »
  • Such a beautiful park. The Muny, Scrience Museum, The wonderful Jewell Box, Art Museum, The Gold Course, The Tidal Basin, walking paths, fishing lakes and so near all of the University Hospitals.  more »
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  • Gorgeous park with lots of green space. Larger than Central Park in NYC! Many trails and small gardens within the grounds as well and nice public space at Art Hill. The view looking up at Art Hill and the vista from the top are both very picturesque both during the day and at night. Although I've not been to any live events here, friends have sent pictures and it looks like a blast. Also museums are within the park and they are free. Definitely a must see if you're in St. Louis. Parking seems plentiful but may be challenging at peak times.
  • Visited St. Louis for the first time. Beautiful park, has both Saint Louis Art Museum and the Zoo in them. Both are free, ! Has free parking as well. We were hoping there could be a bike sharing system nearby, because the park is just huge, but we couldn't find any unfortunately. In front of the museum there is a beautiful and peaceful pond, alone it could be a great reason to visit the park. Will definitely come back or stop if driving through St. Louis!
  • Wow, what an awesome time me and my family had at the St. Louis Zoo! The whole area was so well put together. The zoo itself is absolutely free, but you do have to pay to get into certain areas of the zoo. And, believe it or not, they offer alcoholic beverages and beer at stands throughout the zoo. I mostly only saw these near the entrance, but wow, I can walk around sipping on an adult drink while enjoying some zoo time with my family? That is pretty awesome if you ask me! We had a great time, the animals were out and the temperature was perfect. There was really more zoo than we could see in a day. I would to go back next time I am in that area. Thank you for providing a wonderful place for people to visit and enjoy. There were so many creatures to see and so many environments that were setup to see the different habitats of the animals. My daughter loved the penguins and the otters. They were very active and were great to see. We hope to go back soon and see the rest of the zoo. Also, get a train pass, because it is good all day and helps you get around the zoo easier.
  • We visited the Zoo and the St. Louis Art Museum. So much fun! There is pay parking for both, but also lots of free parking if you don't mind some walking! We spent a whole day here and still didn't see it all! Great visit. The zoo is so interactive and there's plenty for little feet to explore! The SLAM is a little less little kid friendly but was able to push a stroller through.
  • Forest Park has ample venues for entertainment coupled with beautiful walking paths and open grassy areas. The museums are mostly free and full of educational content presented in family friendly ways. There are also frequent free events including concerts and plays. I would give the park 10 stars if I could.

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