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Forest Park, Saint Louis

(4.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The STL Forest Park has so much to offer! From the FREE and fabulous STL Zoo, to the Missouri History Museum and Science Center, this beautiful parks offers something for everyone. The outdoor Muny Op...  more »
  • Where do I begin? There is always something to do in Forest Park. I could list some of the wonderful attractions. The St. Louis Zoo, ranked #1 in the nation and it's free! If you have kids, buy ticket...  more »
  • This park has all you want for enjoyment: a free spectacular zoo, 4 nine-hole quality golf courses, a tennis complex, an awesome art museum and a history museum, a science center which stretches acros...  more »
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  • This is an awesome city park with lots of running, walking and bike paths. Also in the park is a free zoo, free art museum, free history museum, and free Science Center. If you like flowers you can visit the Jewel Box for a small fee. In the summer you can check out an outdoor musical at The Muny where each night there are some free seats available (get there early!). This was the site of the 1904 world's fair and some structures are still original to that time. Something for everyone!
  • Forest Park is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. So many things to do and see. My boyfriend took me on a picnic here awhile back and it was perfect.
  • A wonderful place to spend a free day. Beautiful vistas and scenery. You can walk around in the park or even rent bikes. A very good spot for a picnic or just a casual walk.
  • Beautiful Park, well groomed landscape, bigger than central park, it has an Art Museum, a History Museum, a large zoo, Science Center with a huge planetarium, a large botanical green house called the Jewel Box, these are free to enter, and a small small fee for the Jewel Box, a amphitheater called the Muny, The Boathouse restaurant, which has paddle boats you can rent and great food, biking trails, walking trails and so much more, a must see if you visit St. Louis!
  • One of the best (and biggest) parks in St. Louis! Definitely check it out if you're visiting from out of town. Houses our zoo, outdoor theater, and many other parks and gems inside the park