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“A gem in the city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forest Park

Forest Park
Concourse Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314-289-5300
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Ranked #3 of 148 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Parks, Natural History Museums, Zoos, Observatories/ Planetariums, History Museums, Science Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Walking, Tennis, Golfing
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Owner description: The site of the 1904 World's Fair, America's second largest urban park is a prime St. Louis recreation spot.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“A gem in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This park is huge! There is so much to do here---ride bikes, walk, roller blade---or go to the world class zoo, art museum, history museum, Boathouse restaurant, Jewel Box, ice skating rink in the winter, Art hill sledding when it snows, tennis courts when it's nice, paddle boating in the lake, playing baseball in the summer, or just hanging out and having a pic nic or family reunion. You'll see lots of wedding parties getting pictures taken here on nice days.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“The Central Park of St Louis!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I cannot say enough about Forest Park. As a runner, I love the dedicated 6+mille long dedicated trail for biker/runner/walker. It is pet friendly (of course as long as you pick up after your pet). Several small pond/lakes makes it wonderful for families who like to fish in the summer. Picnic areas abound. But if you want to go to restaurants, the nearby Central West End is a stone throw away. Just lovely!!!

Visited January 2013
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“Cold December Day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I went to the History museum and enjoyed the exhibit of its history as part of the Lewis & Clark Centennial in the early 1900's.

Visited December 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Huge park in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Forest Park is about 50% larger than Central Park in New York and contains museums, the famous zoo, statuary, lakes. The place is magnificent and located just across the street from the Barnes medical complex.

Visited January 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful park setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Forest Park is definitely worth a stop on your trip to the city. The lawns are well cared for and the views are sweeping as well as breath-taking. The fountains provided some much needed relief from the heat, too much from some of the youngsters there as they used them as swimming pools.

Visited March 2012
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