Forest Park
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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  • Lisa
    32 contributions
    Don’t miss this beauty
    Well…. It is such a beautiful park… my boyfriend decided it was the perfect place to propose. I obviously highly recommend a visit:) It’s a huge park, like Central Park in NYC. Endless trails, zoo, art museum… it’s stunning. We bought tickets to the Wild Lights at the Zoo and couldn’t have been more impressed.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2022
  • gmclanc
    Topeka, Kansas63 contributions
    Massive and beautiful
    This place is massive. It would take days to see it all. The zoo is free and has reasonably priced food and drinks. The parking is $15.00 or if your lucky you can find street parking. The views of the park are great and it would be a great place for a picnic or just relaxing. Too many things to see in one day.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Janet H
    140 contributions
    Site of the 1904 World Fair
    Forest Park was far larger than I expected, and it was good to see it is heavily used by locals (walking dogs, playing lawn games, bicycling) as well as tourists like ourselves. We were most interested in the Art Museum - a building remaining from 100 years ago when my grandfather visited. St. Louis made a wise choice to preserve the area and protect it from commercial development.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 8, 2023
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wayne h
Bel Air, MD4 contributions
Aug 2020
What beautiful grounds and a variety of things to do: take a walk in a variety settings: wooded, watery, or green spaces; go paddle boating; tour the art museum or history museum, or enjoy the zoo. Non-commercial, peaceful feel so accessible to the bustling west side. Thanks for noting if this was helpful!
Written August 22, 2020
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Kelly K
Fishers, IN80 contributions
Mar 2021
A large park with many things to do and see. We stopped at the visitors center and walked through the park viewing the variety of artwork, buildings and views. Beautiful vistas - a great place to stop and visit.
Written March 20, 2021
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Dan O
3 contributions
May 2021
Forest Park has it all. Many of the city's cultural attractions here ( Art Museum, Zoo, Planetarium/Science Center, Outdoor summer theatre, history museum, ice skating in winter. Plus lots of Nature for walking, biking, etc. A Jewel.
Written May 4, 2021
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Janet H
Cortland140 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Forest Park was far larger than I expected, and it was good to see it is heavily used by locals (walking dogs, playing lawn games, bicycling) as well as tourists like ourselves. We were most interested in the Art Museum - a building remaining from 100 years ago when my grandfather visited. St. Louis made a wise choice to preserve the area and protect it from commercial development.
Written October 8, 2023
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travelingonward
Tucson, AZ100 contributions
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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DutchLace
Holland, MI721 contributions
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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bass-fan
Fox Lake, IL131 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We were in town for a weekend wedding and had very little time to do any sightseeing. We drove through the park on the way to the wedding and we were blown away by how beautiful and massive this place is. We were able to do a walk around the lake on Sun before we had to get back on the road and from what I can put together, we only saw a fraction of what this park has to offer. We cannot wait for a return trip to explore the museums, zoo and scenery of Forest Park!

If you're planning a trip through here or near here, definitely make this park, and it's zoo and museums a must do!
Written October 11, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,030 contributions
Jul 2022
Of all the great urban parks in the US, this is the only one created to host an Olympics and World's Fair, in the same year. St. Louis pulled off this rare feat in 1904 in large part due to good civic forethought that created this park well before the city reached it which meant most was raw and undeveloped as St. Louis started the 20th Century.

Today the park is a great green asset for a city that totally surrounds it. It has many of the city's amenities like zoo, art museum, history museum, outdoor theater and many pavilions. For these reasons, it is very like you will visit it during any stop in St. Louis. This is a true treasure for any city and a great attraction specifically for St. Louis. This best part is many of these attractions are free.
Written July 11, 2022
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gmclanc
Topeka, KS63 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
This place is massive. It would take days to see it all. The zoo is free and has reasonably priced food and drinks. The parking is $15.00 or if your lucky you can find street parking. The views of the park are great and it would be a great place for a picnic or just relaxing. Too many things to see in one day.
Written June 26, 2023
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derrickwg36
Seattle, WA3,908 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Forest Park is an amazing place to visit. The park has a great zoo and art museum, both are free. There are countless trails and places to do outdoor sports and activities. Many concerts and events are hosted in the park, also the park has a golf course. This park is a must see, if you are in Saint Louis.
Written September 15, 2022
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