Forest Park

Forest Park, Saint Louis: Hours, Address, Forest Park Reviews: 5/5

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The site of the 1904 World's Fair, America's second largest urban park is a prime St. Louis recreation spot.
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DutchLace
Holland, MI547 contributions
Beautiful Suprise in the City
Sep 2021 • Couples
Took the MetoLink from our hotel near the Arch to Forest Park. A little walk and you are at the Art Museum. A little further you are at the visitor center or if you walk the opposite direction you'll find the zoo. Many people out walking/jogging/biking the pathways. So like the paths marked heels and/or wheels. So many things to see and enjoy here. The Jewel Box was one of our favorites. Small entry fee, but so worth it. A few play areas for the little ones too. We look the MetoLink because we don't mind walking and didn't want to move our car. Many free parking areas within the park. Too many great venues in this park to mention.
Written September 29, 2021
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grouch0
Hallsville, MO151 contributions
Great park nearly overwhelmed by its popularity.
Aug 2021
It's not at all original for me to say that Forest Park is a gem o an urban park. With its excellence have come modern problems. Crowding and its ancillary, finding parking. If you want comfort and convenience, and some space around you plan your visit for a non-holiday weekday with unpleasant weather. The Zoo is the largest attraction and on our recent pleasant weather weekend visit it was quite crowded. We spent 10+ minutes in a creeping line of traffic just to get to the point where we could see the signs that the most convenient (pay) parking lot was full. Signs misdirected us to a completely inadequate (free) overflow parking lot which was also full. After which I did find the alternate pay lot. There were lines of at least 10 cars each backed up approaching that lot's entrance from each direction but I saw very civilized behavior equitably interleaving the right- and left-turners. There is free parking on both sides of the roads around the Zoo. I'm sure we saw miles of parked cars and families trekking that distance to the Zoo's entrances. Anticipating crowds inside, the Zoo has instigated a reservation system to minimize the problem. Our paperwork was checked and we were admitted with no problem. Oddly, I never saw anyone rejected. Considering the number of out-of-state license plates I saw, surely somebody would have been unprepared. In the Zoo, it was pretty busy. Too busy for a casual stroll. We thought we would ride the pay Zoo Line Railroad for a loop around the place. We ended up giving our tickets away to new arrivals when we tired of waiting.

So, in my opinion, Forest Park is actually great, the Zoo there is great, but it is a victim of its own success. For example, the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park is also great. On this day, the Zoo crowd overflow parking along the roads swamped the roads around the Art Museum and its parking lots.
Written August 26, 2021
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Gail M
Twinsburg, United States14 contributions
A hot but nice day at the Zoo
Jul 2021
It happened to be 99 with about 80% humidity the day we were there. We did the zoo and enjoyed our time there and then went to the Olympic Pavillion. This park is amazing and I hope to go back some day and do more.
Written August 3, 2021
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Michael H
Saint Charles, MO35 contributions
New York Central Park wannabe
Jul 2021
Nice park, great for walking or any outdoors activities but they could use more things like food trucks and more seats in shaded areas.
Written July 31, 2021
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Jamie W
Greeley, CO30 contributions
Trolly is not running
Jul 2021
This is a huge area and so it is not really feasible to just walk. There is usually a trolley that you can hop on and off, but I guess it is not running because of COVID. So just be aware of that. We had a good lunch at the boathouse, walked through the World Fair Pavillion and visited the History Museum.
Written July 26, 2021
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jeh15343
Kansas City, MO326 contributions
Natural Playground
Jul 2021 • Family
We were starting the night in STL and we were looking for something to do with our 10 year old daughter. We wanted something outdoorsy, but also wanted to experience something different in STL. As I was browsing Forest Park came up, and we decided to go. I figured in the very least maybe we could get a walk in. We were pleasantly surprised to find a natural playground. It was a beautiful setting and there were tons of rocks, logs, trees, and tree stumps to play on. My daughter had a blast!
Written July 11, 2021
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Linda
williamsburg, va, USA169 contributions
Great park with trails, fountains, museums and the zoo.
Jul 2021
Forest park is a wonderful large park in the middle of the city. It has the art, science museum and the zoo. There are walking and bike trails, fountains, etc.
Written July 7, 2021
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travelingonward
Tucson, AZ81 contributions
Great place for a walk or a jog.
Jun 2021
My hotel gym was closed due to Covid and the park provided some welcome walking/jogging trails particulary back behind the zoo. The trails are dirt or gravel, well maintained and shaded. There are also extensive asphalt paths along the outskirts of the park and golf course.
Written June 25, 2021
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA51,364 contributions
It's just plain BIG!
Jun 2021
Went to Forest Park for Shakespeare in the Park, but had time to walk around and watch the boats on the water and see the outside of the art museum, etc. What an amazing place!
Written June 8, 2021
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,751 contributions
A must visit on a trip to St. Louis
May 2021 • Couples
Great place to walk or ride a bike. Miles of paths that go by fountains, water, the art museum, the Zoo, and more. About a $13 Uber/lift ride from downtown. Clearly one of the top parks in the country. My wife, family, and I felt safe walking around during the day. Lots of people getting exercise and visiting the sites.
Written June 2, 2021
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