Tourist in Your Own Town: St. Louis – Laumeier Sculpture Park


Today’s installment of Be a Tourist in Your Own Town showcases an interesting collection of exhibits in St. Louis in the form of Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Tourist in Your Own Town

This is another one pulled out our archives. Three summers ago I had the great idea to visit a different park in St. Louis every week. I think we made it to two and this was the first one we went to. 

The park showcases a variety of unique sculptures (hence its name). From their website,

Laumeier Sculpture Park
exhibits contemporary sculpture, as well as drawing, painting, ceramics,
glass and photography related to the outdoor sculpture program. New
exhibitions are mounted several times each year, both indoors and out.
The program draws internationally-known as well as emerging artists to
the site to create, install and lecture on their work.”

The day we went the indoor exhibits were closed, so we were only able to experience the outdoor ones.

Tim Burton Meets Sculpture Garden

If contemporary art isn’t exactly your cup of tea, this might not be the best use of your time, but if you can appreciate unique creativity and a lovely outdoor venue, give it a whirl.


The park is open 363 days of the year from 8am to sunset. The museum is closed on Mondays and official holidays. You can see the hours and get directions here.

So if you are looking for something different to do, pack a picnic lunch and head to this 105-acre “open air” museum. And take your camera!


8 thoughts on “Tourist in Your Own Town: St. Louis – Laumeier Sculpture Park

  1. Christy says:

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