Explore Forest Park

Rated the top city park in the entire United States by readers of USA Today, Forest Park is located right next to the Medical Campus. With 1,300 lush acres and five major cultural institutions, the park has a seemingly endless list of things for visitors to see and do.

One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, the Saint Louis Art Museum offers free admission and contains more than 30,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present.

Observe wildlife during a paddleboat ride through the lagoons or enjoy a drink and bite to eat on the patio at The Boathouse while watching a beautiful sunset over Post-Dispatch Lake.

Voted “America’s Top Free Attraction” by USA Today, the 90-acre Saint Louis Zoo is home to more than 600 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. Founded in 1910, the zoo is famed for its world-renowned natural exhibits and an innovative approach to wildlife conservation, research and education.

The recently updated Highlands Golf and Tennis Center includes a nine-hole golf course, 30-stall driving range, full-service bar and restaurant, and 13 clay tennis courts.

Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the always free Missouri History Museum explores the history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 through present day.

The Muny is the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre and features at least seven Broadway-style productions every summer. About 1,500 of the 11,000 seats are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Science Center is an interactive museum featuring an OMNIMAX® Theater, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and more than 700 exhibits. General admission is always free.

Enjoy a hot chocolate at one of the largest outdoor ice skating rinks in the Midwest. Steinberg offers public skating every day it’s open, including holidays.

For more information, visit forestparkforever.org.