Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
Kids St. Louis: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 STL Kids
Aerie's Alpine Coaster

We’re thrilled to announce we’re adding a new attraction to Aerie’s Resort coming in 2022! Aerie’s A ...

14 W Main St, Grafton, IL
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area is a 1,630-acre area located on the upper reaches of the Castor Ri ...

1514-1898 County Rd 253, Fredericktown, MO, 63645
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

This 6,987-acre area contains 3,000 acres of forest in addition to grassland, cropland, old fields, ...

2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO, 63304
Big Spring

Big Spring was one of Missouri's first state parks. It was a state park from 1924 until 1969 when th ...

Boathouse at Forest Park

Dining on the banks of Post-Dispatch lake is a part of local history. Food and boating are natural c ...

6101 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63110
Buder Park (St. Ann)

1 acre park, amenities include barbecue grill and a pavilion.

3195 Breckenridge Road, St. Ann, MO, 63074
Castlewood State Park

The park has hiking and mountain biking trails that range from those great for first-time riders to ...

1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO, 63021
Castlewood State Park Nature Programs

Interpretive programs are held throughout the summer months. These programs cover a large range of n ...

1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO, 63021
Children’s Garden Club

The Children’s Garden Club is designed to educate, as well as bring delight in gardening and horticu ...

Claire Gempp Memorial Conservation Area

ADA Accessible, Gazebo, Monarch Butterfly Waystation, Walking Trails. The Clair Gempp Conservations ...

9227 Sappington Road, Sunset Hills, MO, 63127
Clayshire Park

Clayshire Park is located in the Clayshire Neighborhood at the southwestern edge of the City of Clay ...

623 Francis Place, Clayton, MO, 63105
Cliff Cave Park

Cliff Cave also known as “Indian Cave” is developed in Mississippian St. Louis limestone. With 4723 ...

806 Cliff Cave Road, St. Louis, MO, 63129
Coldwater Commons Park

10 acres of parkland and a gazebo.

54 Saint Francois St., Florissant, MO, 63031
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is in north St. Louis County at the confluence of the Missouri and ...

801 Strodtman Rd, St Louis, MO, 63138
Concordia Park

Concordia Park is located in the DeMun Neighborhood on the grounds of Concordia Seminary. The City o ...

801 DeMun Avenue, Clayon, MO, 63105
Creve Coeur Lake Rentals

Creve Coeur Lake Rentals was started in 2009 with a pop up umbrella, a lawn chair, and a mission of ...

13171 Dripping Springs Road, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043
Davison Park

Davison Park is a 1 acre park located at St. Pierrre and St. Catherine. The park has a gazebo that ...

Rue Saint Catherine and St Pierre, Florissant, MO, 63031
Eberwein Park

Amenities for the park site include a trail system, dog park, community gardens, educational rain ga ...

1627 Old Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO, 63017
Elephant Rocks State Park

The giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The elephant r ...

7406 Hwy. 21, Belleview, MO, 63623
Emmenegger Nature Park

Russell E. Emmenegger park includes 1.5 miles of trails frequented by hikers and nature lovers, part ...

11991 Stoneywood, Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Faust Park Scavenger Hunt at Thornhill Estate

Faust Park Scavenger Hunt at Thornhill Estate.

15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO, 63017
Forest Park

The 1,300-acre park offers something for everyone — amazing destinations and institutions that chall ...

5595 Grand Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63112
Forest Park’s Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape

Located in the heart of Forest Park near the World’s Fair Pavilion, the Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Pl ...

Nature Playscape, Forest Park, St Louis, MO
Fort Belle Fontaine

The Park comprises 305.6 acres on the Missouri River in north St. Louis County, about three miles we ...

13002 Bellefontaine Road, St Louis, MO, 63138
Frederick S. Plant Wildlife Sanctuary

Features include pathways and an arbor.

West Swon Avenue & Jefferson Road, Webster Groves, MO, 63119
Free Forest School

Free Forest School of St. Louis, MO meets on a weekly basis throughout the year at nearby wilderness ...

Friendship Park

2 acres - picnic site

Auriesville Ln. & Pontmain Dr., Hazelwood, MO, 63042
Gentry Park

Located at Fee Fee and Ann Mar. This 37 acre park is the home of the Bridgeton Community Center, Bri ...

Fee Fee Rd. & Ann Mar Dr., Bridgeton, MO, 63044

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants na ...

George Winter Park

George Winter Park offers convenient boat launching ramps, parking, picnic sites and shelters, fishi ...

401 Allen Road, St. Louis, MO, 63026
Great Rivers Greenway

Greenways are outdoor spaces connecting people and places. Our greenways are all different, with nei ...

Greentree Park

The park features a picnic shelter, remote-controlled car track, boat ramp, and lighted soccer and f ...

2150 Marshall Rd., Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Hawn State Park

Hawn State Park is one of the loveliest parks in a system full of lovely parks. Clear, sand-bottomed ...

12096 Park Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670-8121
Henry Wright Park

Henry Wright park is located in the 6400 block of Alamo Avenue in the DeMun Neighborhood in the east ...

6424 Alamo Ave., Clayton, MO, 63105
Hughes Mountain

POINTS OF INTEREST: See ancient volcanic rocks with unusual hexagonal structures. Enjoy the view o ...

13706 State Hwy M, Irondale, MO, 63648
Indian Camp Creek Park

Indian Camp Creek Park, located at 2679 Dietrich Road, Foristell, is St. Charles County’s largest pa ...

2679 Dietrich Road, Foristell, MO, 63348
Jefferson Barracks Park

Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946. The museum buildings were part of the ord ...

345 North Road, St. Louis, MO, 63125
Jeske Park

Jeske Park offers 7 acres of space which include a ball field, a multi-use trail, and several sculpt ...

211 Thoroughman Avenue, Ferguson, MO, 63135
Jewel Box

The Jewel Box, located on a 17-acre site in Forest Park, was built in 1936. With its Art Deco-style, ...

1 Wells Drive, McKinley Dr, St Louis, MO, 63110
Joseph L. Adams Park

Undeveloped green space - 1.6 acres

Big Bend, south of Forsyth, University City, MO, 63130
Kinloch Park

The Kinloch parksite was purchased in 1966 from the Kinloch Land Clearance for Regional Development ...

5541 Mable Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63140
Klondike Park

Klondike Park is 250 acres of scenic property, featuring more than 4 miles of natural and paved trai ...

4600 Highway 94 S., Augusta, MO, 63332
Kress Farm Garden Preserve

Kress Farm Garden Preserve is dedicated to maintaining Kress Farm's 142 acres of native plants and w ...

Open Season: Typically daily 9 am to 3 pm
5137 Glade Chapel Road, Hillsboro, MO, 63050

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in ...

Letterboxing North America

Letterboxing North America is a not for profit organization formed to provide a free clue hosting se ...

Lorraine Davis Park

Park features include picnic areas and a walking trail.

West Thornton Avenue and Lorraine Davis Lane, Webster Groves, MO, 63119
Mastodon State Historic Site

Mastodon State Historic Site contains an important archaeological and paleontological site – the Kim ...

1050 Charles J Becker Drive, Imperial, MO, 63052
Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park

This site is a nature park with walking trails; site of the historic Meramec Highlands Quarry. Many ...

1703 Marshall Road, Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden's mission is driven by the need to protect and conserve plants and the ...

4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63110
Park-Like Naturescape at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like is a sustainably designed green space for visit ...

3716 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63108