Monday, May 30, 2016

Explore St. Louis: Laumeier Sculpture Park

Since we've moved, we are much closer now to a majority of the fun things to do in St. Louis. This was a huge reason we chose to buy where we did (that and the school district).  So it's so much easier now to go somewhere fun on a whim. 

So a couple weeks ago, on a Friday evening after work, we decided to head up to Laumeier Sculpture Park since it's literally less than 5 minutes from our house. It was a nice evening and we thought it would be fun to get out and enjoy the nice weather.

Here's a little Wikipedia synopsis of what Laumeier Sculpture Park is all about.
"Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park located in Sunset Hills, Missouri, near St. Louis and is maintained in partnership with St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department. It houses over 60 outdoor sculptures and features a 1.4-mile (2.3 km) walking trail, and educational programs. There is also an indoor gallery, an 1816 Tudor stone mansion, which was the former residence of Henry and Matilda Laumeier. Laumeier is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The park sees about 300,000 visitors each year and operates on a $1.5 million budget."

We had a lot of fun there and I'm looking forward to going back and maybe hiking some of the trails that they have.