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Forest Park, Saint Louis

4.8
#3 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
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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  • Perfect for long runs, plenty of drinking fountains and open bathrooms! The tulips and redbud trees are in bloom. The hills are killer.  more »
  • 1/3 larger than Central Park. Home to the Zoo, the Muny (oldest outdoor theatre in the U.S., the Boathouse, the Grand Basin, and the Art Museum  more »
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  • Forest Park has a great history. And the city took the history and made a large green space that everyone can use throughout the year. Shakespeare in the park in the summer, world class art museum for the winter months and a year round zoo. Go, wander, have fun. What a gorgeous park! I am so impressed with the mix of museums and outdoor features here. We arrived before the flowers were in bloom but I can envision how gorgeous that will be this Spring. I highly recommend this area!
  • Loved the zoo. All the animals seemed happy except the big cats. The food was good and not crazy expensive. The flow is the zoo was great band helpful for feeling like you’ve seen everything. The Art Museum is walking distance from the zoo and free. Definitely worth going.

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