St. Louis July 09, 2017
These 9 Breathtaking Waterfalls Are Hiding In St. Louis
It’s not always easy finding a waterfall in a big city. Waterfalls are awesome to look at. The sound of water as it hits the pool below is very peaceful and relaxing. When you don’t want to drive far from home but you crave the serenity a good waterfall brings, you may not have to go as far as you think. Here are nine breathtaking waterfalls hiding in St. Louis to help you escape the hustle and bustle of city living:
1. Cascades/Flegal Falls (5595 Grand Dr., St. Louis, MO 63112)
The Cascades were built in 1937 and designed to mimic the World’s Fair Cascades that once flowed down Art Hill. The Cascades are located in Forest Park.
2. Kiener Plaza Waterfall (500 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63101)
Kiener Plaza is a 1.9 acre park located between the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Mall. It is an enormous waterfall and fountain that is dyed different colors for special events. It is named after amateur boxer, wrestler, and swimmer, Harry J. Kiener.
3. Missouri Botanical Garden Waterfall (4344 Shaw St., St. Louis, MO 63110)
This waterfall is located in Missouri Botanical Gardens, one of the three largest botanical gardens in the United States. The Gardens occupy 75 acres in the heart of the city and are truly a beautiful and amazing place to visit.
4. Citygarden Waterfall (801 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63101)
The Citygarden Waterfall is a beautiful six-foot waterfall dumping into a 180-foot-long pool. It is located on 2.9 acres right in the heart of downtown St. Louis.
5. Dripping Springs Waterfall (13219 Streetcar Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043)
Dripping Springs Waterfall is in Creve Coeur Lake Park. It is a beautiful waterfall close to the lake. The lake was named after the Indian girl who jumped from the top of the waterfall to her death. She was distraught because she was not allowed to marry the boy she loved. In French, Creve Coeur means "Broken Heart."
6. Climatron Waterfall at Botanical Gardens (4344 Shaw St., St. Louis, MO 63110)
This waterfall is at the Botanical Gardens in a tropical dome covering a half-acre in the heart of the city. The Climatron houses 160,000 tropical plants.
7. St. Louis Zoo South Entrance Waterfall (Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110)
The best waterfalls in St. Louis are at our amazing St. Louis Zoo. The zoo is in Forest Park and is free to visit. It is definitely worth the visit. The St. Louis Zoo is one of the best in the country.
8. St. Louis Zoo Animal Habitats (Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110)
Many of the exhibits include beautiful waterfalls to help the animals feel more at home. The animals are an added bonus and they make the St. Louis Zoo waterfalls better than the rest!
9. St. Louis Zoo Waterfalls (Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110)
There are amazing waterfalls around every corner in the St. Louis Zoo. Housing 18,000 animals, many spectacular waterfalls, and beautiful scenery, the zoo is the best place to see a great waterfall in St. Louis.
So that is our list of waterfalls in St. Louis that will help take your mind off of things. Did we miss any? If so, leave a comment and let us know! Speaking of waterfalls, This Waterfall Swimming Hole In Missouri Is Perfect For A Summer Day