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Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Dr, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO
+1 314-721-0072
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Ranked #11 of 148 Attractions in Saint Louis
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York city
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The most amazing publicly funded free museum that I have visited in the US. Great day, great exhibits, great place!

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Wildwood, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

My first visit back to the Art Museum since the new contemporary addition was completed and it was worth the time! The beautiful original building continues to stand as a crown jewel on the hill of Forest Park and reminder of it's place during the 1904 World's Fair; the new addition does not overpower or detract from the original structure.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The building itself is magnificent with a great view of the Grand Basin and Art Hill. Lots of different art works from around the world. Has a great collection of American artists, and specifically, George Caleb Bingham works, including the Jolly Flatboatmen and others. Best of all, it's a free world-class museum (special exhibits have a fee). Don't miss the... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

after visiting STL Zoo we walked in the park and decided to visit Art Museum. We did not regret it. Buildings housing the museum are spacious and well design. Place id full of light. There are really nice pieces in the collection. We liked the most American Art.

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Ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This art museum is beautifully designed. It's elegant looking, has amazing architecture and overlooks a stunning set of fountains downhill! On the inside it has a good selection of art and artifacts from a variety of art periods. My only criticism is that the displays are rather randomly scattered about and didn't seem to flow by dates.. But it was... More

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to spend part of an afternoon at the St. Louis Art Museum after taking the Trolley Tour earlier in the day and learning that it was a FREE attraction. We also needed to find something to do indoors on this very hot day for some AC! They had a nice collection of art. We did not have a... More

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Washington, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The St. Louis Art Museum is both gorgeous and free. The building is one of the few remaining from the 1904 World's Fair and houses many famous pieces of work. For being a free attraction, it sure gives you a lot to see and enjoy!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good medium sized collection in recently remodeled and expanded building on the site of the 1904 World's Fair. It is free, which is a rarity. Go!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The museum has some surprising treasures. And the galleries are extensive. However, one becomes disoriented fairly quickly in the uneven passageways and corridors. Parking is free, as is admission. Make a decent contribution. The collections are well worth it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited here on a recent Saturday and were really impressed with the gallery spaces and items on display. Also could not believe there is no admission charge for this great museum, although we did be sure to make a nice donation in the available boxes. The museum houses a great mix of art across all genres intermingled with lots of... More

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