Immerse yourself in the culture of Forest Park
Opened to the public in 1876 and home to the 1904 World’s Fair, at 1,300 acres, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. This historic gem attracts 12 million visitors a year with world-class attractions, scenic walking and biking trails, golf courses and over 180 acres of nature preserves. Forest Park is operated by the City of St. Louis and is funded through the Zoo Museum District, which ensures that the institutions here – the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center – are free. Other points of interest include the Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater; the Jewel Box, a beautiful greenhouse filled with magnificent floral displays; and the World’s Fair Pavilion, a perfect site for a company picnic or private party.