15 Free Things to Do in St. Louis

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15 Free Things to Do in St Louis

15 FREE THINGS TO DO IN ST LOUIS

When researching St. Louis, I was so excited to keep finding free things to do.  I don’t mind spending money on experiences, but they tend to add up quickly financially.  After visiting twice now, I’ve compiled this list of 15 Free Things to Do in St. Louis.  Enjoy!

  1. Castlewood State Park

    A beautiful state park on the outskirts of the city.

ST LOUIS FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

2. Lone Elk State Park

Drive-thru park with elk and bison.  Can also park your car to get out, take pictures, hike, or have a picnic.

ST LOUIS FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

3. World Bird Sanctuary

Directly across from Lone Elk State Park is the World Bird Sanctuary.  If you’re a bird lover, check it out!

4. Go downtown to take pictures of the Arch

You can pay to go up in the Arch or take free pictures from the ground (I like this option better personally).

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT | CITY LIGHTS IN ST LOUIS5. Saint Louis Art Museum

6. Missouri History Museum

7. St Louis Union Station

Once the largest passenger railway station in the world, it is now home to the Union Station Hotel and Market (market is being renovated right now).

8. Cathedral Basilica of St Louis

9. Anheuser-Busch Tour 

There is a complimentary tour.  Even as a non-beer person or non-AB fan, the tour is really cool and the historic buildings alone are worth it.

10. St Louis Science Center + Planetarium

11. Forest Park

Forest Park is located within the city and is larger than Central Park with many free activities including museums, walking trails, picnic areas and more!

ST LOUIS FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

 

12. Route 66 State Park

Showcases the history and mystique of the highway that has been named “The Main Street of America.”  We didn’t make it to the park but definitely plan on it when I go back to St Louis as driving Route 66 is on my 30 Things to do Before 30 challenge.

13. Citygarden

14.  Laumeier Sculpture Park

15.  Lemp Mansion

Have you ever been to St Louis?  What other free things would you add to this list?

 

Ashley is the mastermind behind A Southern Gypsy, a travel blog focused adventure, outdoors, wildlife and Vegan food! In between bigger trips, she is delivering the best of her hometown, Nashville. Hates mustard & pickles. Needs coffee to function. Other passions | activism, minimalism, zero waste, books + writing.

1 Comment

  1. Lyndall @SeizeTheDayProject

    November 21, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Great tips for visiting St Louis Ashley, especially for those on a budget 🙂

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