My Top 8 Free Things to do While in St. Louis, Missouri

Late summer this year we were happy to spend a week  visiting family members and exploring a little more of the St. Louis area.  I started doing a little research about things to do, and was shocked at how many FREE things you can do in St. Louis. So of them are parks and such, but some are museums. I just had to do a post and share all of this with you guys.  Here are my top 8 things I hope we can do during our visit. Hope you find it helpful when you visit St. Louis.

St. Louis Zoo

Ranked as one of the best in the entire country, the Zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals from all seven continents, offering a new and unique experience every time you visit. Gene’s brother Dan visited once while we were there.

St. Louis Science Center

We have actually been to the St Louis Science Center and you can read my post here. But I will also say that the center is truly a hands-on experience for the whole family. We had a great time walking around and looking at all the exhibits. They also have an OMNIMAX Theater for a fee.

The St. Louis Art Museum

I love art and hope to get to see this. Apparently they have more than 30,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures and also boasts one of the world’s top collections of 20th century German paintings.

Grant’s Farm

If you like animals you will probably also like Grants Farm, as it is another great place to see animals from around the world. It is the home to hundreds of animals, including the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Sounds like it would be fun to check out.

The Missouri History Museum

This museum contains information about the 1904 World’s Fair, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic. I am related to John Colter of the Lew and Clark Expedition, and Gene is really into aviation, so this is definitely on both or our to-do lists.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours

We have done this a couple of times, but it’s always fun. We even visited once during their Holiday Brewery Lights. The tours and samples are free so how can you go wrong? lol Probably don’t need to say, but you do have to be 21 for the free samples.

Cathedral Basilica

While in the area we are going to try to check out the Cathedral Basilica.  Apparently it is more than just a church and the home of one of the largest collection of mosaics in the world. It took nearly 80 years to install the more than 40 million mosaic glass pieces that adorn the inside of the church. Wow, that sounds so amazing. Hope we get to see it sometime.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

This sounds like a fun park to check out while in the area. They have dozens of pieces of art spread out among the park’s 105 acres. There are also indoor galleries, special exhibits and family events. Definitely plan on checking this out while we are in the area for a future post.


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