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Whether you enjoy art or are just looking for a way to pass the time while exploring Forest Park, travelers suggest checking out the Saint Louis Art Museum. Home to more than 34,000 works of art, the museum showcases pieces from Europe, Asia and ancient Egypt. You'll find a mix of paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles and more displayed here.
Former visitors loved perusing the Saint Louis Art Museum's collections, adding that its temporary "Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds" exhibit (which is available until Sept. 9) and its permanent "European Art" gallery can't be missed. Past travelers also appreciated the museum's complimentary admission, though extra charges apply for access to select rotating exhibits every day except Friday. Tickets for special events and galleries are sold on MetroTix's website. You'll also want to be mindful of the museum's photography policy: Only flash-free photography is permitted in the featured and permanent exhibits.
To get to the property, you can drive, take MetroLink's Blue Line to Skinker station, or ride the Blue Forest Park Trolley to the No. 11 stop. If you decide to drive, free parking is available in two lots on Fine Arts Drive, or you can park (for a fee) in the garage. The museum welcomes visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays. On-site amenities include a restaurant, a cafe, two gift shops and restrooms. Additional information about the Saint Louis Art Museum's collections, facilities, special events and more can be found on the property's website.
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