Having grown up in St. Louis, it’s always fun to go back and take my daughter to places that I remember from my own childhood. During our most recent trip to the Midwest, we were able to explore Faust Park, located not far from where I grew up on the west side of town.
Faust Park is perfect for families because it offers visitors many options: a playground, a beautiful indoor carousel, and the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Butterfly House, just to name a few.
We started our visit to the park with a ride on the carousel, which was built by the Dentzel Company of Philadelphia in the 1920′s. At age five, E. still loves rides like this. Tickets are $2 each. Even though the carousel is indoors, large windows circle the room, making it a pretty cool (literally!) setting.
We also explored the Butterfly House, a short walk from the carousel. We were able to walk through a beautiful wonderland of butterflies and flowers. I’m not much of a photographer, but this would be a spectacular place for a photo walk.
Faust Park is located at:
15193 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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