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“An Unexpected Pleasure”

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Ranked #23 of 267 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The landscape of this park is dominated by modern sculptures.
Reviewed August 13, 2013

As someone with a great deal of interest in Art (and a Master's in Art History), I try to keep abreast of what there is to see when I visit a city. I've been passing through St Louis for over 30 years, and have been aware of the existence of the Laumeier for the last 8 or so. But I never have much time, and the Art Museum (SLAM), the amazing Pulitzer Foundation and the Art Museum at Washington University have always taken up all my art time.

A recent trip to Denver led to my having dinner with friends who had recently visited the Laumeier and suggested it was a Must-SEE. So, I drove out there and was thrilled at what I saw. It more than met my highest expectations. The layout is beautiful, the range of artworks and artists represented very impressive. From the Niki de St-Phalle cat to the Donald Judd, there's something for everyone, and spending time walking through the gardens is a wonderful way to escape the hectic St Louis traffic.

If you're at all interested in sculpture, modern art or just walking around in quiet gardens, this is your place!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Not enough appreciation for the contemporary art scene to enjoy the art we viewed. Beautiful outdoor setting for it though.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

This place had something for all the family. We giggled and had a great time! The grounds were well kept. I enjoyed listening to my children discuss the different pieces. This is a great place!

Thank Rose N
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a hidden gem in the county south of the city. If you like art and/or architecture, you will love this place especially in the fall and spring time.

Thank Rick E
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Sorry, not into silly concept art. It proves that even I could make "art" with my high school shop torch and some cleaver title for the random pieces I can turn out.

It's nice for a walk through an open area. Not worth it as "art".

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