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If downtown is the heart of St. Louis, then Citygarden is the thrumming beat of the city. This urban sculpture park offers a respite from the concrete jungle with water features, lush green grass and foliage, gorgeously maintained themed gardens, and a dining venue. Finished and presented to the community in 2009, Citygarden occupies two square city blocks and serves as a retreat for the denizens of St. Louis. The park is home to 24 sculptures, some interactive, giving guests the chance to walk-through and climb atop these modern marvels. The water features are popular during the hot summer months when children can be found playing on the spray plaza, wading pool and waterfall stepping stones.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is the perfect place for a family outing for an educational and fun day out. Peruse the largest collection of artwork that the city has to offer and flit from exhibit to exhibit to view sculptures and paintings. From Impressionistic to Modern art, this museum boasts styles of artwork from all around the world. The best part about the museum is that the admission is totally free. Visit the website for more details.
The Laumeier Sculpture Park provides an excellent artistic avenue for young, budding artists and established ones to exhibit their works. It is a favorite venue for exhibitions of drawing, painting, ceramics, glass and photographic displays. Exhibitions are held around the year, both indoors and outdoors in the surrounding park. The park has an outdoor collection of around 75 sculptures in the midst of natural greenery and woodlands. Classes, workshops and guided tours are conducted to help create a greater understanding and self expression for art. The park offers rental facilities for weddings, picnics, reunions and picnics. The museum shop also offers a good collection of art, children's educational books and their own branded items. The library is a treasure house of art and sculpture books and is open to the public. The doors open at 8a daily.