Kiddo and I headed off to Forest Park to visit museums and do a little more cake hunting while we were at it. I have to say I love that I have a kid who asks to go to the art museum and history museum on his breaks and wants to see everything there. On our way into Forest Park we stopped at the 1904 World’s Fair Pavilion. This cake features two of the big things from that particular World’s Fair: ice cream cones and the Observation Wheel (in other words a ginormous Ferris Wheel)
Next we headed off to the art museum and on the way there passed by Shakespeare’s Glen. Every spring/summer the plays of Shakespeare (in case you couldn’t guess) are performed on a stage in the park.
The Saint Louis Art Museum sits at the top of a large hill, aptly referred to in StL as Art Hil. There is a plaza across the street from the museum at the top of the actual hill with a large sculpture of King Louis IX, namesake of our fair city, nearby sits the cake.
After an hour of wandering through the museum especially the new wing we headed back outside and down Art Hill to the Grand Basin (another remnant though rehabbed from the 1904 World’s Fair). After lunch we found the cake that has me posting this today: Happy Fourth of July everyone! Fair St. Louis this year is in Forest Park, normally held on the Arch Grounds that are being rehabbed themselves, the Fair has moved out of downtown.
Next stop the History Museum. The cake outside matches the StL 250 special exhibition inside the museum, well worth going in to see, and best of all it’s free (as was the art museum, I love Forest Park!)
With kiddo finally worn out, talking about his tired legs 🙂 we headed around the corner from the history museum for one last stop, the last cake in Forest Park at the Forest Park Forever building, honestly I have never been there before, didn’t even know it existed but after stopping to see the cake we will be going back another time when we aren’t so tired.