Things to do in Forest Park

Forest park is super close to campus, so it's really convenient to get there! Even though St. Louis weather can be crazy, here are some options that'll allow you to get off campus regardless of the weather (for the most part)

The St. Louis Zoo

The zoo is conveniently located about a mile away from campus. Walking to the zoo and walking around is a super easy and fun way to get those steps in for the day. Plus you get to see super cute animals!! Obviously wouldn't recommend going if it's raining, but on sunny Saturdays, the zoo is ideal.

Total cost: FREE (if you walk) - $20 (if you uber)

Recommendation: Go see the new and improved Grizzly Ridge and show some WashU Bear pride!


The St. Louis Art Museum

The art museum is super cool even if you’re not that into art. New exhibitions come through every few months so you won’t have to see the same thing if you go there multiple times. It’s a really good resource for students studying art at WashU or who just want to learn more about art. Since it's in Forest Park, you have no excuse not to go check it out at least once during your time at WashU.

Total cost: FREE (if you walk) - $20 (if you uber)

Recommendation: Go for a picnic on art hill before enjoying the museum to give your feet a break after the walk.


The Missouri History Museum

Like the St. Louis Art Museum, The Missouri History Museum frequently has new exhibitions coming through. Most of the exhibitions are about Missouri, but in the past they’ve also had exhibits such as “TOYS of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s” and “Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night.” Still, if you want to know more about your college city, check out the Missouri History Museum.

Total cost: FREE (if you walk) - $20 (if you uber)

Recommendation: Check out their website to see if any exhibitions in particular appeal to you before you go.


So grab a group and get going! You don’t have all day!

By Elizabeth Baxter