These places around St. Louis will give you a fairy tale experience you won’t forget. This list features fairytale gardens, mystic places, and attractions so strange you’ll have to visit to believe they are real. Read below to plan magical trip around St. Louis!
1. The Jewel Box in Forest Park
Nested in Forest Park, the Jewel Box is a greenhouse and event space like no other. Built in 1935, this Art Deco-inspired space is as beautiful outside as it is inside. You can walk the grounds of the Jewel Box for free, but will need to pay $1.00 (cash only) to tour the inside.
The Jewel Box is located at: 1 Wells and McKinley Drives, St. Louis, MO 63110.
2. Bee Tree Park - Oakville
Home to the historic Nims Mansion, this park is a favorite for family photographs and wedding pictures. The park has plenty of open green space, walking trails, a playground, and a fishing lake. This beautiful county park also provides sweeping views of the Mississippi River.
Bee Tree Park is located at: 2701 Finestown Rd., St. Louis, MO 63129.
3. The Missouri Botanical Gardens
There are so many places within the Missouri Botanical Gardens that could be the setting of a wondrous fairy tale. This garden oasis is always lush and inviting no matter what the season is in St. Louis.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110.
4. Dripping Springs Waterfall - Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
Hidden with in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a magical waterfall. The amount of water falling from this rocky ledge depends on how much rain or snow we've had, so the best bet for seeing this waterfall in high display is waiting until after a rainy period. It is still a beautiful sight though, even with just a trickle of water!
Check out this video of Dripping Springs Waterfall flowing strongly after a heavy rainfall shared on YouTube by
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is located at: 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146.
5. The City Garden
The City Garden brings nature, art, and a wondrous experience to the downtown cityscape. A visit to the City Garden is both relaxing and entertaining!
The City Garden is located at: 801 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63101.
6. The City Mesuem
Everything about the City Museum is like a fairy tale. It all makes sense together, but if you try to explain the place to someone you who
hasn't visited, you will only confuse them! This massive recreational museum features tunnels, slides, interactive exhibits, and so much more, all built for kids AND grown ups to enjoy. The City Museum is located at: 750 N 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103.
7. The Awakening - Chesterfield Central Park
Nothing says fairy tale more than magical creatures - like giants! And there isn't a larger, more intense giant than The Awakening sculpture in Chesterfield. This huge work of art is 72 feet long and perpetually trapped in the earth.
The Awakening is located at: Chesterfield Central Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63005.
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