St. Louis Citygarden
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
When to visit: Any time during daylight hours
Time needed to enjoy: 15-30 minutes
I wrote about St. Louis a lot when the blog first started, covering such attractions at the Budweiser Brewery Tour and the St. Louis City Museum. One site I neglected to publicize is the Citygarden, a cool three-acre park within the downtown area with a view of the Gateway Arch.
The park itself isn’t particularly quirky, but the art within it sure is. I’m a big fan of the white rabbits, which were cast in bronze and then painted. They’re the work of Dutch artist Tom Claassen.
As well as ‘Eros Bendato,’ a work by Igor Mitoraj. I just call it the giant head that you can peek out through:
They’ve got a lot more, including an LED video screen of two people walking, stainless steel structures, bronze birds and a 12.5-foot statue of Pinocchio called “Two White Gloves, Four Wheels.”