St. Louis February 07, 2018
The One Enchanting Place In St. Louis That Must Go On Your Bucket List Immediately
The Gateway City is gorgeous in every season, and it offers a landscape that is unlike anywhere else in the world. From our architecture to our parks, the raw, uncontained beauty of this city spills out over its streets. One of the most spectacular attractions in the region is a sculpture park, and you have to see its iconic beauty in person to understand.
Welcome to Citygarden, located in St. Louis' Gateway Mall.
At first glance, this urban wonderland may seem just like any other public park.
That is, until you lock eye contact with one of its permanent residents...
Get ready to let your inner child out to play, because the incredible artwork of Citygarden will awaken your imagination.
On bright spring mornings and chilly autumn afternoons alike, the sculptures across this urban landscape will awaken in you a particularly elevated curiosity and thirst for adventure.
This park is petite - it's only three acres - but it's home to 24 incredible sculptures.
They vary in size and subject matter, but the statues of Citygarden are breathtaking nonetheless.
This park is actually still a fairly young attraction.
The sculpture park was created in 2009, though dreams for such a park have been in the works since the 1990s.
Citygarden is zany in the best kind of way.
The park is complete with rain gardens, a fun fountain plaza where you can cool down, and even kinetic sculptures.
And a nighttime visit is a scene straight out of a dream.
Lights glowing in a multitude of colors transform the nighttime cityscape. Statues and fountains are illuminated in the most entrancing way, so be prepared to be mesmerized.
If you look closely, the park tells a story about the landscape of the region.
You can enter the park from all directions, so go ahead and wander into its center and look around. To the north you'll see a limestone wall that is representative of the Mississippi River bluffs. The rain gardens represent floodplains, and you may even spot the region's waterways mapped out in the form of a meandering wall.
The walkways themselves are even part of a map— they represent alleyways that garden architects spotted in a 1916 Sanborn map.
Oh, and don't be dismayed by the cold— the sculpture garden is always breathtaking!
The permanent residents of Citygarden feel appropriately frozen in this icy landscape, but its beauty is incredibly humbling.
Just remember to dress in layers when you're going Downtown, because you could easily find yourself trapped in a wind tunnel along your walk.
Plan a visit today...
...you'll never tire of this incredible park.
The urban wonderland that is Citygarden is unlike any place in the nation, and it’s attracted a great deal of attention to Downtown St. Louis since its grand opening. Do you remember what you thought when the sculpture garden first opened? Do you have a favorite feature in this one-of-a-kind park? Tell us in the comments!
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