Forest Park

St. Louis' Back Yard

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Go fly a kite, or a remote-controlled airplane.
Paddle a boat.
Shoot an arrow.
Stop and smell the roses.
Learn some history.
Appreciate some art.
Listen to an opera.
Study some science.
Observe some wildlife.

Or just lie in the grass under a tree and enjoy the 1300 acres of Forest Park, a place that has defined the heart of St. Louis since the 1870s.

This was the site of the 1904 World’s Fair – the largest World’s Fair before or since – a commemoration of the Louisiana Purchase.

Today, it is the home of the Art Museum, the History Museum, the Zoo, the Science Center, the Muny Opera, beautiful public sculptures, bike trails, picnic area, flower gardens, baseball and soccer fields, and so much more

Forest Park has its own app on iTunes and proceeds benefit Forest Park preservation efforts.

Forest Park is loved and adored by all St. Louisans, who enjoy the park like it is their own backyard. Come for a visit and experience the heart of St. Louis.

Most of the entrances to Forest Park are off of I-44. The visitor’s center is in the Lindell Pavilion at 5595 Grand Drive.

At A Glance

5595 Grand Dr.
St. Louis
(314) 367-7275


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