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Saint Louis Art Museum

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Address: 1 Fine Arts Dr, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO
Phone Number: +1 314-721-0072
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum...
Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class collection of art works and artifacts in one of the most impressive buildings in the city. The Museum recently completed a major expansion project, adding 21 new galleries for both collection and temporary exhibitions. Admission to the Museum is free every day, and admission to special exhibitions is free on Fridays.
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Who doesnt' need more art??

VISIT!! This is an awesome and enjoyable art museum with everything from Egyptian art to modern art. Lots to see, lots of places to rest , great little cafe and wonderful gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
druid1023
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

VISIT!! This is an awesome and enjoyable art museum with everything from Egyptian art to modern art. Lots to see, lots of places to rest , great little cafe and wonderful gift shop. Go go go..get some more art into your life. You can't lose.

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Peoria, IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There is a free lot & a paying lot-- our reciprocal museum membership got us parking for $5 instead of $10. The museum is spacious but the galleries twist & turn & keeping up with where you have been/the map is a little tricky. The building itself & it's signature statue in front are relics from the 1904 Worlds Fair.... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Love the Art Museum. Located in Forest Park, it is a stone's throw from the St. Louis Zoo. There are three floors of art from ancient to modern and just to walk around and gaze is my favorite thing. Admission is free and if you can snag a street parking space that will be free as well. I don't recommend... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nice layout- never felt crowded even on a busy day. Worth the visit. There is a pay lot onsite if unable to find street parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love the Degas Ballerina, modern art and Budhhist art. The food in the Cafe is gourmet and delicious. AND IT'S FREE!! Awesome :)

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My two granddaughters (ages 3 and 13) and I visited several galleries, concentrated on the George Caleb Bingham exhibition, had lunch at the cafe, and bought a few items in the shop. It was a pleasant experience for all of us.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Having been in museums all over the world, I can say that any museum that keeps me in the basement for two house deserves a reward-a five star reward. Actually, I went to the museum twice in three days while in St. Louis. The special exhibit was the art of the river days in the 1800's which was well worth... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It may not be as big as some museums but with the new building addition it is able to present lots of really interesting art. I've been very pleased with the last several exhibits......George Caleb Bingham & the Polynesian Art. The regular part of the museum is FREE with fees for the special exhibits. Since it's free it's a great... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The parking for the art museum is rather dismal. There is a small parking lot a short distance away but good luck finding a place to park. The art museum parking ramp costs $15 which is quite pricey. I thoroughly enjoy visiting art museums especially those in Europe. There were some representation of European artists. I thought Renoir's portrait of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a really cool art museum! I traveled to SLAM for a work event - we partnered with a company that did "scavenger hunts" throughout the museum. It was a really neat way to see the entire museum while still gaining knowledge about the paints and sculptures. The park across the street is stunning as well! I would recommend... More 

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