in St Louis, MO (showing 1 - 9 out of 9)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!


801 Market St
St Louis, MO 63101   Directions

(314) 241-3337


Enjoy the beauties of nature in an urban environment as you walk through Citygarden in downtown St. Louis. This unique urban park and outdoor sculpture garden combines greenery with concrete. Bring your iPod along for a guided tour.

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

801 Strodtman Rd
St Louis, MO 63138   Directions

(314) 877-6014


Visit the area where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers converge at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. This urban conservation area provides roads, trails, and river access through the wildlife habitats. Outdoor recreation like hunting and fishing is allowed, but regulated.

Fairground Park

1200 Market St
St Louis, MO 63103   Directions

(314) 289-5300


Opened in 1908, Fairground Park offers activities for every age and lifestyle. There are places for fishing, swimming, skating, tennis, baseball, soccer, and basketball. Just stay out of the bear pit!

Forest Park Forever

5595 Grand Dr
St Louis, MO 63112   Directions

(314) 367-7275


Pack a picnic when you head to Forest Park. With over 1,000 acres, a golf course, athletic fields, lakes, and a path system, you'll never want to leave the great outdoors.

Great Rivers Greenway

6174 Delmar Blvd
St Louis, MO 63112   Directions

(314) 436-7009


Spend some time outdoors and bike or hike along some of St. Louis's longest trail at the Great Rivers Greenway, the city's fastest growing and largest network of green belts, parks and trails. The Great Rivers Greenway is a developing system meant to connect new and existing parks and recreation areas.

Meramec Caverns

1135 Highway W
Sullivan, MO 63080   Directions

(636) 451-5400


Missouri has over 6,000 caves, but the Meramec Caverns are the largest commercial caverns in the state. According to legend, Jesse James used these caves as a hideout during the 1870s. Located only an hour away from the Gateway Arch, these caves are considered St. Louis's "Buried Treasure."

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd
St Louis, MO 63110   Directions

(314) 577-5100


One of the most beautiful places in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden is also one of the oldest and is a National Historic Landmark. Take in the sights of the modern and traditional gardens and explore all 32 sections of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Route 66 State Park

400 Lewis Rd
Eureka, MO 63025   Directions

(636) 938-7198


Sample a slice of life along the most famous historical east-west route at the Route 66 State Park. See Route 66 showcases or just enjoy nature. This park contains outdoor history tours, campgrounds, trails, and swimming holes.

St Louis Zoo

1 Government Dr
St Louis, MO 63110   Directions

(314) 781-0900


Let your wild side out at the St. Louis Zoo! Check out exotic animals from all over the world, from Africa to Antarctica. Grab a train ride for a narrated tour around the zoo or get up close and personal with the animals in Discovery Corner and other exhibits and attractions.

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