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Forest Park is the seventh largest urban park in the United States. At 1,371 acres, Forest Park is almost 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City. The park opened in 1876 and was the site of the 1904 World's Fair. Transformations and restorations over the last hundred years have resulted in a large and coveted park in the middle of St. Louis county. Forest Park is home to many attractions including the St. Louis Zoo, the Jewel Box, and the St. Louis Art Museum. For more information and a full list of attractions, visit their website.
St. Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo came into being in 1904, the year of the World's Fair. Admission to the zoo is free to the public, which makes it an incredibly popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The park is situated on a 90 acre tract of land inside of Forest Park. With almost 20,000 different species of wildlife, it comes as no surprise that the park attracts more than 3,000,000 visitors per year.
Address: 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
The Jewel Box is a greenhouse in Forest Park. It was built in 1936 and underwent and extensive, $3,500,000 renovation in 2002. The interior features tropical plants and has become a popular site for private events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. The building glows like a jewel in the light, and is a treasured gem of St. Louis history and culture.
Located on 17 acres, the area surrounding the Jewel Box is lushly landscaped and features ponds, a rotating variety of flowers and plants, and seating areas. Admission is free or $1 depending on the time and day. Check their website before visiting for more information.
Address: 5600 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110