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Forest Park St Louis

Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

Forest Park was established in 1874 as one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It officially opened to the public in 1876 and was the location of the 1904 World's Fair (the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904). Several structures from the Fair still exist today, the St. Louis Art Museum and the 1904 Flight Cage. In 2004, the City of St. Louis completed a $100 million face-lift to Forest Park to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 1904 World's Fair.

Visit Forest Park

Forest Park attracts more that 12 million visitors each year. It is home to some of the region's cultural attractions including the St. Louis Art Museum, the Muny Opera, and the Missouri History Museum. Other attractions include the Jewelbox, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, the St. Louis Zoo, Steinberg Skating Rink, Dwight Davis Tennis Center, and the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course. Forest Park hosts the annual "Great Forest Park Balloon Race" every September, the St. Louis Wine Festival in October and the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival in late May and early June each year. Cyclist, joggers, walkers and nature lovers equally enjoy the paths, trails and open green spaces of Forest Park as a natural "oasis' in the city of St. Louis.

Amenities: 1370 acres of parkland with 14 picnic site and pavilions, a playground, Steinberg Skating Rink (seasonal), an archery range, 4 raquetball courts, 8 miles of paved trails, 6 softball fields, 2 volleyball courts, 4 handball courts, 2 rugby fields, 5 soccer fields, 17 tennis courts, 10 lakes which cover 45 acres of land (some stocked), as well as the above listed attractions.

Forest Park Location and Phone Number

St. Louis, Missouri 63110
314-289-5300 (Parks Department)

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Civil War Memorial in Forest Park
Civil War Memorial in Forest Park
Confederate Memorial in Forest Park
Confederate Memorial in Forest Park
Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park
Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park
Dwight Davis Tennis Center
Dwight Davis Tennis Center
Sledding on Art Hill in Forest Park
Sledding on Art Hill in Forest Park
The Boathouse on the Post Dispatch Lake in Forest Park
The Boathouse on the Post Dispatch Lake in Forest Park
Norman K Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park
Norman K Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park
Norman K Probstein Golf Course
Norman K Probstein Golf Course
Grand Basin
Grand Basin
Sand Volleyball at Steinberg!
Sand Volleyball at Steinberg!
World
World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park
Forest Park in St Louis
Forest Park in St Louis
The Visitor
The Visitor's Center in Forest Park
Forest Park Visitor
Forest Park Visitor's Center
Nathan Frank Bandstand in Pagoda Lake
Nathan Frank Bandstand in Pagoda Lake
Nathan Frank Bandstand in Pagoda Lake
Nathan Frank Bandstand in Pagoda Lake
Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Great Forest Park Balloon Race
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
Missouri History Museum in Forest Park
Missouri History Museum in Forest Park
Missouri History Museum-Jefferson Memorial Building
Missouri History Museum-Jefferson Memorial Building
Inside the MUNY!
Inside the MUNY!
The James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park
The James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park
The St Louis Art Museum
The St Louis Art Museum
Sculpture Hall at Christmas in the St Louis Art Museum
Sculpture Hall at Christmas in the St Louis Art Museum
A gallery in the St Louis Art Museum
A gallery in the St Louis Art Museum
Statue of St Louis, Forest Park, City Landmark, c. 1906
Statue of St Louis, Forest Park, City Landmark, c. 1906
St Louis Zoo Living World Entrance
St Louis Zoo Living World Entrance
Holiday "Wild Lights" at the Zoo
Holiday "Wild Lights" at the Zoo
The Train at the Zoo
The Train at the Zoo
Steinberg Skating Rink
Steinberg Skating Rink
Steinberg Skating Rink
Steinberg Skating Rink
Art Hill in front of the St Louis Art Museum
Art Hill in front of the St Louis Art Museum
The Boathouse on the Post-Dispatch Lake
The Boathouse on the Post-Dispatch Lake
Post Dispatch Lake history plaque
Post Dispatch Lake history plaque
The Jewel Box in Forest Park decked out for Christmas!
The Jewel Box in Forest Park decked out for Christmas!
The Emerson Center-Missouri History Museum
The Emerson Center-Missouri History Museum
The Spirit of St Louis in McDermott Hall in the Missouri History Museum
The Spirit of St Louis in McDermott Hall in the Missouri History Museum
The Jefferson Memorial in the Missouri History Museum
The Jefferson Memorial in the Missouri History Museum
The 250th Birthday Cake for the Missouri History Museum
The 250th Birthday Cake for the Missouri History Museum
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