Saint Louis, MO

Top 5 Free Places To Visit in St. Louis, MO

The Virtuous Vee

You don’t need to reach for your wallet to get your fill of fun things to do here in St. Louis. As a huge fan of freebies, I want to share with you five amazing places that this city offers for free.

Plan your visit and improve the quality of your free time!

Saint Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo is one of the best zoos in the United States and admission is always free. It is home to over 12,000 animals, representing 500 species and attracts approximately 3 million visitors each year.

Before visiting, make reservations here.

The Old Courthouse

The Old St. Louis County Courthouse was built as a combination federal and state courthouse. It has a big historical significance. The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s. With free admission, the courthouse is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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The Old Courthouse.Brittney Butler/Unsplash

St. Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the principal U.S. art museums, with paintings, sculptures, cultural objects, and ancient masterpieces from all corners of the world. Today the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind. Admission to the Museum is free every day and admission to main exhibitions is free on Friday.

If you are interested in becoming a member and enjoying all the benefits, click here.
The Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.Allison Barnett/Unsplash

Citygarden Sculpture Park

The Citygarden, is an urban green space with sculptures, lush plantings and water fountains that kids can play in. There are also free concerts June-August and free yoga on Saturdays. Food trucks arrive in summer. Basically it’s free on top of free things to do in St. Louis.

St. Louis Public Library, Central Library

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation supports free access to digital resources -- ebooks, databases, music, movies, and much more. But even if you are interested in books, this library is worth visiting. The stunning Beaux Arts Central Library offers free tours of the meticulously restored 1912 building. You can also explore the building, which occupies a full city block, on your own.

You can support the library by donating here.

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