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Saint Louis Art Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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SLAM is slamming!

I think this is a great museum, and an have been to many. Do not miss it if you appreciate art... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Wonderful examples of all eras of art

I enjoyed visiting the museum right before Christmas. The architecture of the building itself was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lewistown, Missouri
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Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class and varied collection of original works of art and artifacts, spanning five millennia and six continents, in one of the most...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think this is a great museum, and an have been to many. Do not miss it if you appreciate art and are in St Louis. also, plan to spend some time to look around the lovely surrounding landscaped acerage...it offers beautiful views. Of coarse...my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting the museum right before Christmas. The architecture of the building itself was impressive and it was an excellent backdrop for the art on exhibit. I loved looking at the art from all eras and parts of the world, but I especially enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the traveling exhibits that come to this art museum. I also like the Mississippi river art that is here.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibits and beautiful building. Entire family enjoyed the trip. Really has a wide variety of exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 3 teen-agers— there was something for everyone to enjoy! Loved the Impressionists & African art! Highly recommend this free, wonderful jewel in Forest Park!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After paying to go to the art museum in Philadelphia, it was nice to come home to our free art museum in St. Louis. Philadelphia was nice, but ours is just as nice. Allow several hours to see it all, or because it is free,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this museum a lot and have always enjoyed my visits. They have a large modern art wing if that's what you're into - my favorite area is the impressionist area. If it's a nice day, pack a lunch and eat on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

FREE! First & foremost...secondly it's an amazing MUST SEE in St. Louis and represents so much of our rich history. Three floors of greatness, a full restaurant, cafe, meetup areas, coat & drink check, plenty of helpful guides, security, covered parking, free parking lots, magnificent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

There is a ton of stuff in this to go and look at, allow at least 1-2 days or more, there is a lot of art in rooms to view, and many other historical type exhibits all over this place, the stone work and marble...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were fortunate enough to be in St. Louis at the time of this exhibit. It was so full of gorgeous relics and so much history it was difficult to take it all in. And the fact that it was free was a real blessing!

Date of experience: May 2018
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March 11, 2018|
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Response from JS1418 | Reviewed this property |
Friendliest during special events, such as Art in Bloom, when they have targeted activities for children. The rest of the time I would say not so much, like any adult art museum.
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Groupworker | Reviewed this property |
Free - except for certain limited exhibits - welcome to St. Louis!
April 4, 2017|
Response from STLArtMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Megan. We're glad to hear about your upcoming visit. Our café on the first floor is open from 10am - 8:45 pm on Fridays and several galleries in the museum have couches provided for guests to rest. Our visitor services... More
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Climatron Closed for Exhibit Prep - still visit? (4 Replies)
I've never been to St. Louis, only driven by on my way to Chicago. We're planning a two or three day trip and I noticed on the Botanic Garden website that the Climatron will be closed to prepare for a Dino exhibit the last week of April when we'd be going. Too bad. Is this reason enough to skip the gardens, save them for another time maybe? If it's a really awesome thing to see I'd rather wait until next time I guess. Also, most of the things I want to see, the zoo, St. Louis Art...More
April 16, 2010|
Response fromtaylorj|
The Climatron is very cool (actually more warm / humid) but it is only one small slice of what the Garden has to offer. We're Garden members and go year around and I usually skip the Climatron in the warmer months (April thru Oct) because there's so much to see in the other parts of the Garden. If you're driving, the city is easy to get around, so I don't think it matters that much where you stay. There are plenty of hotels close to the ballpark (Westin, two Hiltons, Drury, Hyatt, and...More
sandy, utah
Best way to spend 5 l/2 hours at Forest Park, misc. ?s (4 Replies)
My husband, 3 kids ages 16, 19 and 22 and myself will be driving to St. Louis the evening of July 8th after touring the Springfield area. As soon as we get to St. Louis I thought we'd drive straight to the Gateway Arch Riverfront for some pictures and maybe go up the arch. Is there free evening parking near the arch? P.M. at the Hampton Inn near Forest Park. I'm wondering how best to allott our time (9, or earlier, to 2:30, in Forest Park the next day. Should we get there before 9 am when the...More
May 20, 2009|
Response fromtjshana|
I park on the street between the zoo and Art Museum for free. Arriving early is great - the animals get up with the sun, so don't worry about that. The first tier attractions for me are the chimps, the Rivers Edge (the Hippo pool is cool) and the Penguins. If you're kids are boys, they'll like the little insect house (not sure about the name...). My wife finds it very creepy - it's convenient to the Rivers Edge and can be quick (there is a buttefly house there too for Mom). I recommend the...More
Jessica P
Sturgis, Michigan
2 teens, 6 days, 4th July Week. Advice on Itinerary? (12 Replies)
My husband and 2 teen sons (15 & 18) are taking our first trip to St. Louis over the week of July 4th. We will be arriving on Monday and leaving on Saturday. I'm trying to get a loose itinerary planned and would love some input. I know it's going to be hot- so I'm trying to be smart and not overdue it. We are staying at the Drury Inn & Suites at Forest Park. We will have a (rented) car to drive around with if needed, but I'm open to public transportation if that's a better option...More
June 20, 2018|
Response frombprop|
I think you itinerary looks good. You're hitting the high spots and laying them all out. Yes, City Museum is still best IMO after 5pm Friday and Saturday (and in July, the outside part will be much more pleasant after the sun goes down). As far as time to set aside, it's just based on your interests and how the weather cooperates. As a general rule, I'd try to get to the zoo before it opens. If you're looking to save money, you can park on the street for free, but it's fairly scarce...More