15 Best Things to Do in St. Louis (Missouri)

2. Discover the Heart of St. Louis at Forest Park

Forest Park

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Forest Park

Covering more than 1,300 acres between the neighborhoods of Clayton and the Central West End, the sprawling greenery of Forest Park encompasses everything from verdant hills to pretty woodland walks, curiously Oriental pagodas to interesting little sculpture gardens like Turtle Park (home to models of all the local Mississippi turtles).

Visitors are invited to picnic on appropriately-named Picnic Island, stroll the winding waterways of the River des Peres, now home to bubbling fountains and famous water features like the Cascades, hit the Kennedy Forest for longer hiking routes, wonder at the elegant Baroque revivalism of the Cabanne House, enjoy ice skating and a spot of golf – the list goes on!

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