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Top 10 Things to See in Forest Park – #2

Just a half-hour drive from The BEALL MANSION, Forest Park could be called the “heart” of St. Louis. The 1,300 acre park is home to some of St. Louis’s top cultural institutions, as well as favorite area events, including free summer concerts, outdoor performances of Shakespeare, and a huge hot air balloon race.

There is tons to do in Forest Park, but has narrowed it down to their top ten. Here’s #2!

2. St. Louis Science Center

Offering a hands-on educational experience that’s fun for all ages, it’s no wonder that St. Louis Science Center was named one of the 25 most visited museums in the country by Forbes Traveler. Attractions include the OMNIMAX Theater with a 4-story wrap-around screen, a bridge over Highway 40 with a glass floor and radar guns displaying each car’s speed, and the Planetarium, where you can gaze upon (simulated) stars without the interference of city lights. General admission to St. Louis Science Center is FREE, but tickets must be purchased for special exhibits and for the OMNIMAX Theater.

Check back tomorrow for #3!

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