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Forest Park, Saint Louis

#3 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
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The sixth most-visited urban park in the United States and home to the 1904 World's Fair, Forest Park is also well-known for hosting five major cultural sites, including the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, and Missouri History Museum. The 526 hectare (1,300 acre) park has plenty of space for recreation and paths for walking, running, or biking. The park's 45,000 trees provide shade in the summertime and picturesque scenes in the fall and winter months. In addition to the 13 million visitors it hosts annually, the park has also proudly welcomed new wildlife to its restored prairie and wetland areas. Add Forest Park to your Saint Louis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint Louis trip builder website.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • Gorgeous park with lots of green space. Larger than Central Park in NYC! Many trails and small gardens within the grounds as well and nice public space at Art Hill. The view looking up at Art Hill and the vista from the top are both very picturesque both during the day and at night. Although I've not been to any live events here, friends have sent pictures and it looks like a blast. Also museums are within the park and they are free. Definitely a must see if you're in St. Louis. Parking seems plentiful but may be challenging at peak times.
  • Visited St. Louis for the first time. Beautiful park, has both Saint Louis Art Museum and the Zoo in them. Both are free, ! Has free parking as well. We were hoping there could be a bike sharing system nearby, because the park is just huge, but we couldn't find any unfortunately. In front of the museum there is a beautiful and peaceful pond, alone it could be a great reason to visit the park. Will definitely come back or stop if driving through St. Louis!
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