St. Louis is a surprisingly awesome place to visit. Check out this post to learn about the unique attractions St. Louis has to offer. Here are 11 eclectic things to do in St. Louis.
1. Free yoga at the Tower Grove Park’s Farmers Market
The Tower Grove Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday April-November (8-12). This quaint farmer’s market features food trucks, music, local farms and is set in a beautiful park..the free yoga on the lawn just makes this neighborhood farmer’s market stand out even more. The yoga class starts at 9 am and is for beginners, experts and everyone in between. Make sure to bring your own mat!
2. Visit Laumeier Sculpture Park
Such a cool and unexpected place to spend the day or take a walk. The sculpture park is open everyday from 8 am to 30 minutes past sunset. The park consists of unique sculptures dispersed along several different trails. AND it is absolutely free!!
3. Climb your way through the City Museum
Not your average museum…Beware you must be in good shape to enjoy this “museum”. Awesome for kids, adults and adults who act like kids. The City Museum is full of slides, tunnels and places to climb. There is really no way to fully understand this massive playground/work of art other than to experience it yourself. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday with varying hours. The entrance fee is $12 plus $5 if you want to visit the roof, which I would highly recommend. Remember to wear closed toed shoes!
4. Watch a film in Forest Park
The Outdoor Film Series is located on the hill outside the St. Louis Art Museum.
5. Shop the Soulard Farmer’s Market
Open Wednesday through Saturday all year round. The full Soulard Market is only open on Saturday and is by far the best day for shopping.
6. Catch a movie at one of St. Louis’ unique theaters
There are so many unique and historical theaters in St. Louis. The Tivoli Theatre, located on the Delmar Loop, was built in 1924 and is known for playing independent and foreign films. Once a Temple, the Moolah Cinema and Lounge features plush leather couches instead of chairs, balcony seating and St. Louis’ largest screen. Chase Park Plaza Cinemas, located at the elegant Chase Park Plaza Hotel, and the Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis’ oldest movie theater, are also notable theaters in the St. Louis area.
7. See a musical for free at The Muny
The Muny, located in Forest Park, holds shows from June through August. The last nine rows of seats are offered for free on a first come first serve basis. You must enter at the back gate which opens at 7 pm. Make sure to dress for the weather as the Muny is an outdoor amphitheater.
8. See the magic at the annual Gaslight Balloon Glow
Each year, St. Louis hosts the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. The evening before the race all of the inflated balloons gather in Forest Park and “glow” using their burners.
9. Stop by the St. Louis Science Center
Fun for both kids and adults! The Science Center is free, however there is a fee for parking. If you are able to walk, then you can park in Forest Park for free and walk over. The Science Center has an Omnimax ($10 per adult & $9 per child) and a Planetarium ($5 per adult & $4 per child).
10. Take a tour at the Schlafly Brewery
They offer free tours on Saturdays & Sundays at their Maplewood Bottleworks location and free beer school on Fridays. They also offer free brewery tours on Sundays at the Schlafly Taproom location. The Schlafly Brewery is special because it is local to St. Louis.
11. Visit the St. Louis Zoo
St Louis’ zoo is definitely up there with the top zoos in the country. What makes it even more special is that it is absolutely free!