You guys know that we love finding sculpture gardens and hidden treasures when we visit new cities. Recently we spent some time in St Louis and, of course, that meant we were down near the Arch! We discovered that there is much more to see in downtown St Louis after you finish your tour at the Gateway Arch Museum.
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CityGarden in St Louis
The CityGarden in St Louis is located in downtown St. Louis, between 8th Street to the east and 10th Street to the west, and Chestnut Street to the north and Market Street to the south. Just a few blocks from the St Louis Arch, you can easily enjoy the downtown experience.
There is some parking available on the street. Just find a spot, back in and pay the parking meter.
There are multiple water features in the CityGarden. Whether you are ready to play in the Spray Plaza, Split Basin or enjoy the Tilted Disc, you are sure to find a place to cool off on your visit. Enjoy the rain gardens which cover more than 5,000 square feet and help collect, store and filter runoff helping prevent erosion, water pollution and flooding.
Scattered throughout the Citygarden, you can stop to appreciate the many sculptures that tell a story and spark your imagination.
Using wind and gravity, each of these panels move and reflect light. Stand and enjoy as the installation changes with each minute.Four Rectangles Oblique (1979, George Rickey)
If plants are your thing, then you will enjoy more than 200 trees, and over 4,000 perennials, native grasses, wildflowers, over 8,000 bulbs and nearly 13,000 ground covers.
Take your time as you meander through the CityGarden sculpture park and enjoy each of the sculptures and views. There are some pieces that will seem familiar as you recognize the Pinocchio sculpture that is on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum, but there are other pieces like the Big Suit that may seem a bit more abstract.
Whether you can appreciate abstract sculptures as pure art or are more inclined to question their meaning or purpose, you are sure to enjoy the time spent in the CityGarden!
801 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63101
Have you spent much time in St Louis? Ever been down to the Sculpture Garden? I’d love to hear your favorite memory!
Where to stay in St Louis?
Looking for a place to stay in St Louis when you go visit? I recommend the Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood. It’s perfectly situated so you can tour the Arch and downtown areas then be ready to travel toward Kansas City when you’re ready for your next adventure. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants and shopping options just minutes away!