One of the largest urban parks in the United States; at 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.
The park is home to the St. Louis Art Museum; the Science Center; the world famous St. Louis Zoo; the Jewel Box greenhouse; the Missouri History Museum; The Muny open-air theatre; biking, jogging and skating paths; an ice-skating rink; a golf course; lakes; and other activities.
Note: The address shown is for the Forest Park Forever Association, located within the park.
Serving as the Fine Arts Palace during the fair, it was the only permanent building built for the 1904 event. Today, the museum houses masterpieces and ancient artifacts from around the world and its collection of modern art includes many outstanding examples of German Expressionist art. Other major works on display are by Cezanne, Degas, Matisse, Picasso, van Gogh and Monet and African and Oceanic arts collections.
Another spectacular Fair structure is the massive walk-through birdcage that served as the Smithsonian Flight Cage exhibit. Today, it’s part of the Saint Louis Zoo’s Bird Garden. You can walk through the domed structure, which also includes a cypress swamp environment.