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Niki Sculpture at Laumeier

Niki Sculpture at Laumeier

Laumeier Sculpture Park is a great little park filled with amazing art work located in the middle of St. Louis county.  The park is a 72 acre open-air museum.  Small paved and nature paths meander through the park allowing you to view the amazing sculptures on display.

We went to Laumeier for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  I had passed the sign on the highway many, many times and always thought to myself “we need to check that place out sometime”, but had never actually got around to it.  So, one Sunday when the weather wasn’t as hot as it has been lately we decided we would pack a snack and head out to see what Laumeier was all about.  We had a great time.  One of Maya’s new “big” words is statue, so she thought it was awesome, she just kept pointing at all the sculptures and saying “statue” all morning.

Some of the sculptures on display were truly amazing.  The giant cylinders above looked so enormous in real life and that eye sculpture looked so real it was a bit creepy.  My favorite thing about the park was that it was just the right size to let Maya walk around on her own.  We brought the stroller just in case as we weren’t sure what to expect, but didn’t end up needing it.  She walked the whole time.

Walking on to the next sculpture, telling me about the last!

Walking on to the next sculpture, telling me about the last!

Most of the sculptures are on the paved path, but a few of them can be found on the wooded, nature paths also nestled within the park.

We had a beautiful time at the park.  It took us about 1.5 to 2 hours to wander around, we probably could have stayed longer but it was getting close to lunch time (next time we’ll bring a picnic).  With the paved path the park is a wonderful way to include the whole family in a little outdoor fun.  The park also has an indoor museum, offers art classes for kids in the summer, and has many different, traveling exhibits throughout the year.

If you are looking for a nice quiet activity for the whole family that offers both outdoor fun and a little culture Laumeier is definitely worth a look.

They shiny, kitty "statue" was Maya's favorite.

They shiny, kitty sculpture was Maya's favorite.

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