Laumeier Sculpture Park
The artistic park sits on 105 acres of beautiful, green land. The park is free and open for visitors to walk around the grounds and observe the oversized sculptures. The creative collection features pieces that have been on display for decades, all ranging in size, style, and origin. The museum also has rotating exhibitions throughout the year. Laumeier hosts many events, such as an art fair and harvest festival, in addition to many educational programs, including workshops, summer camps, and classes. Take a walk in the park while enjoying art in the open air.
Museum of Transportation
Discover planes, trains, automobiles, and more at this St. Louis history museum. Visitors can take a guided tour at the Museum of Transportation to learn about a different side of history. Look at some of the oldest trains and cars in history, in addition to a few boats and planes as well. Guests can even take a train ride tour. This is an ideal locale for children of all ages, and many birthdays are frequently celebrated at this inexpensive spot. Move through history at this St. Louis favorite.
Saint Louis Art Museum
Discover everything from ancient American art to classic European pieces to modern photographs at the St. Louis Art Museum. Open six days a week and free to the public, the museum offers nearly 20 different collections, including an exquisite sculpture garden, and about a dozen rotating exhibitions. Take a free, guided tour to learn about the museum, specific pieces, history, and more. Many programs and events are hosted here, including Family Sundays, which offers tours and hands-on activities for kids. The museum itself is a work of art, and many special events often take place at the facility.
Missouri History Museum
It’s not often that you find a museum dedicated to only state history. Explore the preserved history while learning about the Show Me State, and learn about the construction of the famous St. Louis Arch or the history of the 1904 World’s Fair. The museum, which offers free admission, also hosts numerous educational programs and fun events, including storytelling, music performances, family nights, and more. Locals can learn about the place they call home, and travelers can discover the grand past of a great city.
Though this city space is referred to as a museum, it’s more of an industrial wonderland. Converted from an old shoe factory, welders and sculptors created this quirky and artsy funfest. The creative amusement park comes complete with a Ferris wheel, giant playground, and ten-story slide. Not just for kids, people of all ages can enjoy the four stories of fun. Be sure to wear loose clothes that you don’t mind getting scuffed up, in addition to comfortable close-toed shoes. Kneepads and elbow pads wouldn’t hurt either! The ‘museum’ is completely safe, but is made out of city materials such as iron, metal, and more.