Laumeier Sculpture Park
The mission statement of Laumeier Sculpture Park - an open-air museum, covering 105 acres and containing over 70 outdoor sculptures dotted along a 1.4 mile (about 2.3km) walking trail - is to "expand the context of contemporary sculpture beyond the traditional confines of a museum; [and to] initiate a lifelong process of cultural awareness, to enrich lives and inspire creative thinking, by engaging people in experiences of sculpture and nature simultaneously." Visitors to the Laumeier Sculpture Park - which also boasts outdoor movies and an indoor gallery housed in an 1816 stone Tudor mansion - are unanimous in their approval of this goal, with more than 300,000 people visiting the park every year. Over and above being a wonderful picnic site, Laumeier Sculpture Park offers visitors a fresh and exciting way to engage with the plastic arts, and should not be missed.
Address: 12580 Rott Road, St Louis
Telephone: (314) 821-1209
Opening times: Park is open daily from 8am to sunset; Museum is open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturday to Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Admission: No admission charges to the Park or Museum Galleries, with the exception of special events.