St. Louis offers an abundance of free attractions for people of all ages and interests. Across the Gateway City, residents enjoy the excitement of local museums, sculpture parks, historical sites, activities for kids and more. Many of these destinations are within a short drive of the communities that the Rolwes Company is currently building. Residents who enjoy daytime excursions can find something interesting and affordable to do any day of the week.
Get Inspired by Art
Encourage your own awe and wonder by spending an afternoon at one of the art many museums in the region. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, both free on Wednesdays and Saturdays, give art lovers plenty to marvel at. Meanwhile, admission is always free at St. Louis Art Museum, an institution founded in 1879 that holds avaried collection of original art spanning 5000 years.
Owning a new home in St. Louis, means that residents are a short drive to the intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum. This array of more than 80 works is displayed through a series of indoor and outdoor galleries across 105 acres of natural landscape. Admission is always free, picnics are welcome and guided tours are available May through October.
Peruse the Past
History buffs can take a compelling trip through the past with a visit to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. This site was once home to the most sophisticated metropolis north of Mexico including the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Americas. The ruins are located just 15 minutes east of St. Louis and display architecture and public works from the 1400s.
For residents interested in local traditions, the Missouri History Museum is a nationally acclaimed institution that explores the history of the St. Louis region through in-depth exhibits and events year-round.
Interact with Animals
Make a short trip with the kids from your new St. Louis home and meet some furry friends face to face at two areas of the zoo. Grant’s Farm showcases hundreds of animals from a half dozen continents, a historic log cabin dating back to the Civil War and live animals roaming the property. Or, visit Purina Farms petting zoo featuring live demonstrations, wagon rides and canine performances. Both are always admission-free.
Walk Through Space
If you’re a fan of space travel, take a virtual trip across the solar system by visiting the Delmar Loop Planet Walk. Enjoy five-foot-tall signs bearing fun facts about each planet along this proportional scale representation of the solar system. The display runs 2880 feet – the entirety of five downtown St. Louis blocks – taking participants from the Sun to the distant reaches of the planet Neptune.
Meanwhile, area residents who are curious about life in the International Space Station can learn about this and other engineering marvels with a trip to the St. Louis Science Center. The complex is one of the top five science centers in the United States and includes over 96,000 square feet of interactive science-technology exhibits that are part of the center’s free general admission.
Move to an Exciting Community
If you’re interested in living in a city with an abundance of free entertainment and fun, consider a new home by the Rolwes Company. Contact usto learn more about the many quality neighborhoods we are building in and around St. Louis.
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