In warm weather, rent a rowboat to paddle over Post-Dispatch Lake.
St Louis Zoo
Divided into themed zones, this vast zoo includes a fascinating River's Edge area with African critters.
City Cycling Tours
Besides bike rentals, there are narrated rides (bikes supplied) through Forest Park starting at the visitor center.
The Muny, an outdoor theater, hosts nightly summer Broadway musicals in Forest Park; 1500 of the 12,000 seats are free (lines start...
Brasserie by Niche
This tres bon French-style brasserie has an alluring line-up of specialties including garlic soup, steak frites, coq au vin and all...
bounded by Lindell Blvd, Kingshighway Blvd & I-64 · interesting places nearby
Forest Park information
New York City may have Central Park, but St Louis has the bigger (by 528 acres) Forest Park. The superb, 1371-acre spread was the setting of the 1904 World's Fair. It's a beautiful place to escape to and is dotted with attractions, many free. Two walkable neighborhoods, The Loop and Central West End, are close.
The Visitor and Education Center is in an old streetcar pavilion and has a cafe. Free walking tours leave from here, or you can borrow an iPod audio tour.