Museums & His­tor­i­cal Sites

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AMER­I­CAN KEN­NEL CLUB MU­SEUM OF THE DOG— Spa­cious mu­seum dis­plays paint­ings, prints, sculp­ture and pho­to­graphs of man’s best friend through the cen­turies. Ad­mis­sion $6 adults; $4 se­niors; $1 chil­dren 5-14. Free for chil­dren un­der 5. Open Tu-Sa 10 am- 4 pm; Su 1-5 pm, closed hol­i­days. www.mu­se­u­mofthe­dog.org. Lo­cated in Queeny Park, 1721 S. Ma­son Rd., south of Clay­ton Rd., 314.821.DOGS. Map 3- 6A

CAHOKIA MOUNDS— 2,200-acre state his­toric site pre­serves the re­mains of the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mex­ico, in­clud­ing the 100-foot high Monks Mound. Out­stand­ing in­ter­pre­tive cen­ter. Open Tu-Su 9 am-5 pm. Sug­gested do­na­tion $7 adults; $15 fam­ily. www.ca­hoki­amounds.org. 30 Ramey Dr., off Collinsville Rd., near Collinsville, IL. 618.346.5160. Map 1-3G

CAR­DI­NALS HALL OF FAME AND MU­SEUM— Over 100 years of St. Louis Car­di­nals his­tory il­lu­mi­nated through photos, tro­phies, videos and mem­o­ra­bilia in the 8,000 sq. ft. mu­seum within Car­di­nals Na­tion in Ball­park Vil­lage. Open daily 10 am- 6 pm. $12 adults, $10 se­niors/mil­i­tary, $8 chil­dren 4-15, free chil­dren 3 and un­der. st­louis.car­di­nals.mlb. com/. 601 Clark Ave., just north of Busch Sta­dium, 314.345.9880. MetroLink Busch Sta­dium Map 24E

CHATILLON- DEMENIL MAN­SION MU­SEUM— Beau­ti­fully pre­served an­te­bel­lum Greek Re­vival man­sion,

built 1849-1863. Ad­mis­sion $8 adults, $5 chil­dren un­der 12. Open Mar-Dec, W-F 11 am-2 pm, Sa 11 am-3 pm. www.demenil.org. 3352 DeMenil Place, in the Ben­ton Park neigh­bor­hood, at the east end of Chero­kee An­tique Row, 314.771.5828. Map 4-5H

CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART MU­SEUM ST. LOUIS— Non­col­lect­ing mu­seum is housed in an airy, min­i­mal­ist build­ing. Ex­hibits: Ur­ban Plan­ning: Art and the City 1967-2017; KAWS ( May 5-Aug 13). Open W 11am- 6pm, Th-F 11am-9pm, Sa 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.cam­stl.org. 3750 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. at Spring Ave., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.535.4660. Map 4-2G

FIELD HOUSE MU­SEUM— Built in 1845, this 3-story struc­ture was the child­hood home of Eu­gene Field, the “Chil­dren’s Poet.” Field’s father, Roswell, ini­ti­ated the law­suit that led to the Dred Scott De­ci­sion. Ad­mis­sion $10 adults, $5 chil­dren 7-16, free chil­dren 6 & un­der. Open W-Sa 10 am- 4 pm; Su noon- 4 pm. www.ef­house.org. 634 S. Broad­way, 314.421.4689. MetroLink-Busch Sta­dium Map 2-5E

HOLO­CAUST MU­SEUM AND LEARN­ING CEN­TER— This out­stand­ing mu­seum fea­tures ex­hibits on pre-Nazi Jewish life in Europe, the Holo­caust, lib­er­a­tion and estab­lish­ment of the Jewish state of Is­rael. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open M-Th 9:30 am- 4:3 0pm; F

9:30 am- 4 pm; Su 10 am- 4 pm. www.hmlc.org. 12 Mill­stone Cam­pus Dr., 314.432.0020. Map 3- 4C

LAUMEIER SCULP­TURE PARK AND MU­SEUM— Some 60 pieces of con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture by artists of in­ter­na­tional stature are ar­ranged through­out the 105-acre fa­cil­ity, one of the na­tion’s ma­jor con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture parks. Ad­mis­sion free. The park is open daily from 8 am to sun­set. www.laumeier­sculp­turepark.org. 12580 Rott Rd., off Lind­bergh Blvd., 314.615.5278. Map 3-8C

MILDRED LANE KEMPER ART MU­SEUM— Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity’s art mu­seum fea­tures an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean art. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open W-M 11 am-5 pm; first F 11 am-8 pm. www.kem­per­art­mu­seum.wustl.edu/. Lo­cated on the Wash­ing­ton U. cam­pus, near the cor­ner of Skinker and Forsyth, 314.935.4523. Map 4-2C

NA­TIONAL BLUES MU­SEUM— Out­stand­ing new com­plex con­tains 16,000 square feet of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion space trac­ing the his­tory and world­wide im­pact of the blues, a 100-seat the­ater, a cal­en­dar of pub­lic pro­gram­ming and a record-your-orig­i­nal-blues-riff in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ment. www. na­tion­al­blues­mu­seum.org. 615 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 314.925.0016. Map 2-2E

OLD COURT­HOUSE— Gate­way Arch tick­et­ing cen­ter lo­cated in the Old Court­house dur­ing con­struc­tion project. Built from 1839-1862, the Old Court­house fea­tures re­stored court­rooms, ex­hibits re­lo­cated from the now-closed Mu­seum of West­ward Ex­pan­sion and the beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated dome. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open daily 7:30 am-8 pm. www.nps. gov/jeff. 11 N. Fourth St. at Mar­ket St., down­town, 314.655.1700. MetroLink-8th & Pine Map 2-3F

PULITZER ARTS FOUN­DA­TION— Arts in­sti­tu­tion is housed in a min­i­mal­ist build­ing by Tadao Ando. Ex­hibit: Blue Black, cu­rated by Glenn Ligon ( Jun

9- Oct 7). Ad­mis­sion is free. Open W & Sa 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am-8 pm. www.pulitzer­arts.org. 3716 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. in Grand Cen­ter, 314.754.1848. Map 4-2G

SAINT LOUIS ART MU­SEUM— One of the top com­pre­hen­sive art museums in the U.S. fea­tures ex­hibits from nearly ev­ery pe­riod and na­tional ori­gin. Ex­hibits: New Me­dia Se­ries: Shi­mon At­tie: Lost in Space (Af­ter Huck) ( Apr 1-Jun 25); Learn­ing to See: Renaissance and Baroque Master­works from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Col­lec­tion ( Mar 3-Jul 30); The Hats of Stephen Jones ( Apr 21-Sep 4); Cross-Pol­li­na­tion: Flow­ers in 18th Cen­tury Euro­pean Porce­lain and Tex­tiles ( May

26-Nov 26); Reign­ing Men: Fash­ion in Menswear ( Jun 25-Sep 17). Ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum and its per­ma­nent col­lec­tion is free, fee for some spe­cial ex­hibits. Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm, F open un­til 9 pm. www.slam.org. Lo­cated in For­est Park near the Forsyth Blvd. en­trance, 1 Fine Arts Dr., 314.721.0072. Map 4-2D

THOMAS SAP­PING­TON HOUSE MU­SEUM— The Sap­ping­ton House, built in 1808, is an out­stand­ing ex­am­ple of Fed­eral ar­chi­tec­ture. Judged to be the old­est brick home in St. Louis County, the home in­cludes fur­nish­ings from 1780-1830. The com­plex in­cludes the Li­brary of Amer­i­cana and Dec­o­ra­tive Arts and the Loft Gift Shop. Open for tours W-F 11 am-2 pm; Sa by ap­point­ment. Ad­mis­sion $5 for adults, $1 for chil­dren. The Barn Restau­rant serves break­fast and lunch Tu-Su, din­ner Th-Sa. www. sap­ping­ton­house.org/. 1015 S. Sap­ping­ton Rd., be­tween Big Bend and Wat­son in south St. Louis County 314.822.8171. Map 3-7C

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