The Saint Louis Art Museum

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One of my favorite St. Louis attractions to recommend to visitors is the Saint Louis Art Museum. Even for locals I think there is always something new to discover during each visit. Read on to see why you should include the Art Museum in your St. Louis travel plans.

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The Saint Louis Art Museum

The Art Museum is a great place to get a bit of an escape. Whether it’s a hot summer day and you need to cool off, or you just need to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, the museum is the place to go. It’s almost always quiet and peaceful. Even on crowded days it doesn’t feel that way because it’s such a big place.

While you’re there you’ll find works of art from the Renaissance to Modern times, and everything in between. There are also works of art that you may not expect to find, for instance, furniture, decor, and Egyptian mummies and artifacts.


The art museum dates back to the late 1800s and was an important part of the 1904 World’s Fair held in St. Louis. The Saint Louis Art Museum is part of Forest Park, the largest park in St. Louis.

St. Louis Art Museum

Need to know – admission, parking, etc.

Like many of the other St. Louis attractions, admission to the art museum is completely free. There are special exhibits that rotate seasonally. These exhibits are an extra charge, but if you are able to go Fridays these exhibits are free as well. You can find out all about the current exhibits here.

Free parking can be found within Forest Park, though close spots can be hard to find. The art museum also has a paid lot along side of the building.

Early American Art work

Shop Art Books

More to do in St. Louis

Read about my visit to the Butterfly House and trying amazing barbecue, or check out an experience at the Fox Theatre.

St. Louis statue outside of the St. Louis Art Museum.
winter to spring transition outfit with a striped sweater and medium wash jeans

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  1. 7.25.19
    paige said:

    what a fun way to spend a hot summer day! and love your outfit – that color palette is so pretty on you 🙂 x

    • 7.29.19
      Emily said:

      Thank you! I don’t usually do all neutrals but it seemed to work for this!

  2. 7.30.19
    Radi said:

    So great that entrance is free and anyone can go and have a look around.

  3. 7.31.19
    Karen said:

    Lovely post. I can tell how much you enjoyed it. Did you take the photographs? They are awesome.

    • 8.5.19
      Emily said:

      Thank you so much! I did take them, except my mom took the ones I’m in.