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“Terric art museum in wonderful surroundings”

Saint Louis Art Museum
Ranked #8 of 270 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class collection of art works and artifacts in one of the most impressive buildings in the city. The Museum recently completed a major expansion project, adding 21 new galleries for both collection and temporary exhibitions. Admission to the Museum is free every day, and admission to special exhibitions is free on Fridays.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Excellent museum covering a wide range of art through the ages. Light and airy, plenty of space to walk around and to sit, photography generally possible throughout except visiting exhibitions. Staff friendly and helpful. Entry free. If you are on foot, park trolley drops you at door, running every 20 minutes in each direction. Excellent cafe, delicious food, good washrooms.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Artist Andy Goldsworthy created an extraordinary piece, titled Stone Sea, that sits at the confluence of the old Palace of Art (from World's Fair 1904) and the new building (opened June, 2013) which holds contemporary art. This roomy new East Building offers great spaces to present many large works. Both old and new collections are exciting! Best to go on a weekday after school is back in session, but whenever you go, have a leisurely lunch at the Boathouse (in-door, outdoor seating, open year-round) also there in Forest Park. Fresh salads, pizzas, yummy desserts, and a wild lake with paddle boats and ducks. $$

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Great museum free all the time and a gorgeous park surrounds the ground, it is a definite must see while in St Louis!

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Entry to art museum is free but there's a $15 parking if you decide to park right outside the building. On the other hand there are tons of street parking in forest park area if you don't mind a 10-15 minute walk from your car to the museum. The museum was really interesting and informative.There is also a cafe in the museum. You could spend anywhere between 3 hours to a whole day here, all free of charge.

Thank chandra13
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

It is free. Parking is tough. the new addition and the remodeling are wonderful. The collections are shown beautifully. Staff is especially helpful and friendly. Having seen this museum for many, many years I am impressed at the changes. Plan your trip to see what interests you while there. Did I mention it is free so if parking is an issue pay up. If you are a member you get a discount.

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