Activities

Immerse in the culture of Forest Park

Once home to the 1904 World's Fair, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It attracts 12 million visitors a year with world-class attractions and scenic walking and biking trails. Other points of interest include the Jewel Box, a beautiful greenhouse filled with magnificent floral displays, the golf courses and the World's Fair Pavilion, a perfect site for a company picnic or private party.

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Experience art in the fresh air

Enjoy a fusion of sculpture and landscape architecture at Citygarden , an urban oasis featuring works of modern and contemporary art, native plants, six rain gardens and a café overlooking the beautiful scene. Or discover the stunning Laumeier Sculpture Park with over 70 outdoor sculptures, a music amphitheater for special events and a traveling series of exhibitions. Chesterfield boasts an impressive collection of outdoor art including the recently added sculpture “The Awakening,” a 70-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth.

Vibrant and serene blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculptures with delights of water, stone, architecture and design. Open and accessible year-round. Located within walking distance of the Gateway Arch.

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Engaging the community through art and nature / Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in the heart of St. Louis County. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.

Chesterfield, the largest city in west St. Louis County, is a peaceful residential enclave that was formed in 1988. Known as the “City of Volunteers” because of its citizens' history of involvement in helping the city, it boasts numerous shopping areas, businesses, arts and culture outlets, and a variety of public parks and pathways. It is home to Faust Park, which boasts a historic village, playground, walking trails, a carousel and The Butterfly House .

Go on a private expedition through Grant's Farm for an up-close and personal feeding experience with buffalo and goats. Stop by and visit the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales and take a ride on the Grant's Farm carousel. Or explore the family-friendly Purina Farms where you can get up close and personal with barnyard animals and everyday pets like dogs and cats. See exciting performances by rescued dogs and attend special dog-friendly events open to all dogs and their owners.

Soar through the treetops at Go Ape! Zipline and Adventure Valley Zipline . Take a two-wheel excursion through the Gateway City on one of our many biking trails (contact TrailNet for maps). Set up camp at one of Missouri's beautiful state parks and choose from a variety of al fresco activities ranging from fishing and hiking to swimming, horseback riding and much more! Journey underground at Onondaga Cave State Park look for Jesse James hideout and discover buried treasure at Meramec Caverns or stay the night at a comfy bed and breakfast in famous Missouri wine country while sampling some of the regions finest varietals.

Guided tours of two underground wonderlands: Onondaga and Cathedral caves. Gift shop, mining, sluice, campground, picnic area and hiking trails along the Meramec River.

Guided tours of a natural wonder, including Jesse James' Hideout. Other services in the park include gift shop, restaurant, riverboat rides, canoe rentals, sluicing operation, motel, zipline & campground and picnic areas.

America's first wine region took root just west of St. Louis in the mid-19th century. Immigrants from Germany's Rhine River valley planted vineyards, built cellars and created a wine culture that flourishes today.

Along Highway 94 in Augusta, take in the view at Mount Pleasant Estates, (800) 467-WINE or (636) 482-9463, located atop a beautiful terrace high above the river valley. Sample wines, enjoy live music and nibble on snacks from the winery's bistro. Bikers and hikers enjoy the area's KATY Trail, a former railroad right-of-way converted into a scenic path through the valley. Also visit the site where Daniel Boone once lived – Historic Boonesfield Village, (636) 798-2005, near the town of Defiance.

In the picturesque town of Hermann, celebrate Missouri's German heritage with great wines and Old World fun. Visit Stone Hill Winery, (573) 486-2221 or (800) 909-WINE, where guests enjoy tours, tastings, grape stomping, food and music throughout the year. In the heart of Missouri Wine Country, the charming town of Washington attracts visitors with restaurants, gift shops and galleries along the river.

For more information visit the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce .

Get your live music fix at The Pageant , ranked one of the top five concert venues in the world by Pollstar. For larger multi-band tours and festivals, travel to the outdoor Hollywood Casino Amphitheater or the concert club at Enterprise Center . Visit Blueberry Hill , the landmark restaurant and music club for touring acts as well as St. Louis' top bands. For a more intimate venue, check out the award-winning Jazz at the Bistro or one of St. Louis' famous blues clubs like Beale on Broadway and Broadway Oyster Bar .

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