Born in the Civil War era (1879) and site of the 1904 World's Fair, this park attracts history lovers from around the ... More
Born in the Civil War era (1879) and site of the 1904 World's Fair, this park attracts history lovers from around the world. Memories abound in this urban park, which hosts reunions and many other events year-round. Not much is sweeter than walking barefoot in the grass on the beautiful grounds, picnicking by the stream or seeing the 40-foot turtle. Browse displays, historical artifacts and art collections.
It is so pretty at night and during the day. Plus you get to go to all the attractions. Loved it. I would recommend this as a must see whenever you are in the St. Louis area. Plus you can run, jog, walk, rollerblade, bike, etc all around the park. All the houses around the park are so beautiful as well! Definatly recommend.
When we hear the song, "Meet Me in St. Louis, we often think about the world's fair that took place in Forest Park in 1904. People from all over the world came to St. Louis and took in the sights at the World's Fair. Today, it is still drawing people from all over the world with it's unique history and modern beauty.
There is something for everyone to enjoy. Pack a picnic lunch and sit near one of the many bridges that cross over creeks and waterfalls before going for a bike ride on the trails. You can take a paddleboat out on a lake in front of the picturesque pavillion and row through the fountains in front of the art museum.
All throughout the park, you will find places that capture everyone's intrests such as the Science Center which is free and features hand's on fun for all ages. The zoo is always fun and is also free. In the summer, the outdoor Muny offers broadway style musicals such as the Sound of Music and is a great evening of entertainment.
Well, you can rollerblade, bike, walk, run, see the museum, visit the zoo, take a boat ride or just sit and read a book. You can do it with your friends, family, girl friend/boy friend or whatever. So it is a idea place.
Forest Park is the biggest and best muncipal park in the United States. Almost everything is free. Free art, free Zoo. Lakes, Golf, Concerts, Shows, Gardens, Forest park is great every season of the year both day and night. There are some more exciting/flasher things in St Louis but dollar wise this place is hard to beat.
I like everything about Forest Park. You have the Zoo, muesems, thearter, picnic grounds to chose from. Everything a family would like to do. The zoo is my favorite place to go. The last time we went we went to the zoo and had a picnic lunch after and had a great time. I love the Easter Car show they had also.
Excellent atmosphere, walking distance to different fun places like zoo, science center,boat house, art musemn etc. This is one of the places you want to take your friends from other place to tour around.
Best city park in US.
at forest park you can walk the park and take in the views of the many fountains and bridges. You can go to the zoo, the art museum, the boathouse restaurant and take in a paddleboat ride, or go to the muny.
I love forest park!
I love Forrest Park so much because it is right in the middle of the city but all you can hear are the birds singing and the frogs croaking. It is so peaceful and well maintained. Ride your bike, go fishing or just lay in the grass and feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but with the city so close by.
I grew up in St. Louis and I've visited Versailles, the parks of Paris, France and the botanical garden in Sydney, Australia and Central Park in NY. Forest Park is as good as or better than any of them. You can do anything in Forest Park. The wonderful St. Louis Zoo is there, the Jewel Box & gardens, the Planetarium and miles of canals and strolling area not mention one of the best Art Museums around and Jefferson Memorial - even golf - an the best snow hill at Art Hill. I've been there in the early morning when mist covers the lawns like a fairy cloak. I've watched the sun come up gloriously, played in the pedal boats, listened to concerts and watched one lone leaf fall with a spirtual boom in the fall. It will always be my favorite city park. Oh yes, ice skating on the canals. I don't recall paying any money to go there unless it was for the museums and zoo and I believe what was asked was very little for what I got. Yes, I recommend Forest Park for a vacation spot - don't miss any square foot of it.
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