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  • bptrc9
    Shreveport, LA4 contributions
    The entire staff were helpful and friendly! I’m fun 🤩 ride up and fast ride down. Beautiful museum.
    Written January 20, 2023
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  • Mad Viking
    Oklahoma City, OK17 contributions
    We love this zoo! Amazing views (underwater) of seals swimming around, polar bears, etc. We cannot believe this high-quality zoo is free. Well worth visiting while in St. Louis.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • Gary J
    Saint Louis, MO47 contributions
    Long time garden members. Always enjoy visiting the many diverse areas of the garden. Best on a weekday and not in mid summer. Multiple visits better to not be overwhelmed. New $100 million visitor center fixed a non existent problem and ruined several older facilities. Terrible handicap access. Very long wheelchair ramp. Poor visitor flow for special exhibits. Gift shop now focused on decorative junk and not plant sales Don’t know what happened to Chihuly sculpture that hung in old visitor center.
    Written January 28, 2023
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  • 484MeganG
    Lake Geneva, WI92 contributions
    This place!!!!!! Was SO.MUCH.FUN. We have a 13, 11 and 4 year old. I was worried my 13 year old may sit back and watch, but no way. There was so much for everyone to do!!! We stayed half a day as we needed to drive back home, but all 3 kids could've stayed at least the entire day and still not seen everything. And all 3 kids wanted to have their birthday party there. We live 6 hours away🤣 I can't say enough things about how great this place was.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • JeffBreedlove
    Atlanta, GA4,282 contributions
    A brilliantly beautiful baseball stadium - it’s a perfect combination of a modern stadium including aspects from the previous stadium with the best aspects of both

    The statues are awesome, the concourse area is packed with historic artifacts and provides great photo opportunities, the food was OK - not terrible but nothing spectacular - the cup was oddly sized - like a super skinny extra extra large - interesting

    We are not there for food or cups - the stadium itself is wonderful with great sight lines and fan friendly seats

    The parking area was easy to navigate and safe

    Go enjoy
    Written January 1, 2023
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  • Kathryn D
    Arlington, MA326 contributions
    I've been fortunate enough to visit some of Europe's most spectacular cathedrals, so I will admit that when I saw the Cathedral Basilica recommended as a must while in St. Louis, I thought, "How impressive can it really be?" Then I saw pictures and immediately added it to my itinerary.

    The cathedral contains one of the largest mosaic installations in the Western Hemispheres, which intrigued me because I love mosaics, especially Byzantine-style mosaics. While visiting, I found it interesting and touching to see depictions of distinctly modern American images, such as a 1947 decree from the archbishop ending segregation in St. Louis parochial schools.

    I would highly recommend a free visit to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, perhaps the most striking cathedral I've seen in the United States. There is street parking available nearby, and restrooms can be found in the building.
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • Irina
    United States10,214 contributions
    Forest Park is located in the center of St. Louis on 1,326 acres (5,370,000 sq. m) of land, and the park is so huge, that it can be somewhat hard to comprehend its dimensions, when viewing and describing the vast parklands. Forest Park is stunning.

    The park opened to public in 1876, and it hosted several important events, including the 1904 Summer Olympics. Nowadays there are many attractions in the park: St. Louis Zoo, History Museum, Art Museum, Boathouse (restaurant and boat rentals), The World's Fair Pavilion, Visitor and Education Center, to name a few.

    The park grounds are well maintained, the information on various sites, directions and services is clearly displayed, multiple hiking and biking trails are popular with visitors, and pets are very welcome to enjoy the park. Tennis courts, golf course, handball and volleyball courts are available for visitors activities.

    The World's Fair Pavilion (opened in 1910) on the Government Hill of the park offers some spectacular views of the lakes, prairies and wetlands.

    Many cultural events are hosted by the park -- the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, various music festivals, the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, flower shows, outdoor concerts. About 13 million people visit this grand park every year.

    We spent about an hour in this fantastic park, walked around, explored the grounds, talked to some local visitors, who all love this park -- we, too enjoyed our visit to the beautiful Forest Park very much!
    Written December 27, 2022
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  • Andy M
    Leavenworth, KS84 contributions
    Definitely worth a quick stop. Allocate an hour to walk the grounds watch the movie and get a house tour. We'll stcked gift and book shop.
    Written December 19, 2022
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  • Christine F
    Sugar Land, TX110 contributions
    Two things: FIRST, there are TWO sites. The Magic House pictured here, in the gorgeous old house, is the one on Kirkwood - full of fun. There is another branch on Delmar: it may be fun but this is NOT the hours of adventure you anticipated.

    Second: the Magic House is magical for kids at least up to 13. We attended with the 14 yo grand that remembered it from when she was 9 and we all, she and adults, had a blast! We spent a good 2-3 hours playing with Legos, bubbles, various activities AND the very cool musical chairs! There is a lot to do and unless your pre-teen/early teen is very jaded, they, too, will have a good time.
    Written October 27, 2022
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  • Jen C
    Tampa, FL245 contributions
    Decided to go to this museum as there were no entrance fees and had some time to spend before my flight. Was so impressed with this museum! I didn’t even have enough time to see everything. The museum is a beautiful building with so many great exhibits. I would highly recommend spending a few hours here.
    Written October 24, 2022
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  • chelle594
    Saint Louis, MO429 contributions
    This is a true gem and if you ever get a chance to go please don’t pass up the opportunity. The decor is from a bygone era of style and class and the beauty is timeless. Seating is comfortable and plentiful and the acoustics are great. They have liquid refreshments and food service available too.
    Written December 29, 2022
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  • kates5283
    Cincinnati, OH119 contributions
    On our fall road trip, it was a MUST to stop and see the Arch, as none of us ever have! What a marvel of construction! We got there later in the day so we, unfortunately, couldn't go up to top and didn't have time before closing to go through the museum. The park, itself, it just gorgeous! You have the arch in the background and lots of places to run around or picnic or sit and read. The kids were amazed that they could just walk up and touch the arch. It was the sense of wonder and amazement that we hoped they would find on our trip! Even if you are just going through the area, it is worth a stop. Also, if your kids collect National Park stamps, the stamper was at the desk in the lobby for the ride up and the museum so it was easy to find. Definitely a great place to visit.
    Written January 7, 2023
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  • Jack J
    Catoosa, OK139 contributions
    We decided to visit because of it being free. Great decision! It did cost $15 to park, but that was definitely worth it! It would have been better for younger kids but our teenage kids had an absolute blast!!
    Written July 19, 2022
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  • JeffBreedlove
    Atlanta, GA4,282 contributions
    A brilliant piece of history which is very well preserved and presented in a honest manner

    Grant was a true historical leader but he had serious business and financial issues

    You will learn much about Grant - the man at this location

    It’s also very beautiful and a nice place to walk around

    Go Enjoy

    Free parking
    Written January 1, 2023
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  • crpete
    Illinois27 contributions
    Love this little sculpture park - featuring ONLY art that you can interact with and climb on like a playground. Has water features, interesting plants and path, and is a great addition to the city. So great to have so much art available that children can actually touch and explore. What a great project.
    Written December 31, 2022
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