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Free Things to Do in St. Louis

Everyone likes free stuff. Luckily, if you live in St. Louis, some of our best attractions are free. And, if you know where to look, there's always a free festival or event planned for the weekend. If that's not enough, St. Louis has plenty of ways to create your own free adventures. Here are some great ways to spend your free time without spending a dime.

Visitor Guide for the St. Louis Zoo
Here is an easy visitor guide for the St. Louis Zoo including location, hours of operation, top things to see and do and more.

15 Free Attractions in St. Louis
Many of St. Louis' most popular attractions are free. Here's a list of some great things to do that won't require opening your purse or wallet.

Free Spring Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area
You can find something free to do in St. Louis any time of the year. Many top attractions are free all the time, but there are also some great seasonal events worth checking out. Here are the best free spring events in the St. Louis area.

Twilight Tuesdays at the Missouri History Museum
Each spring and fall, the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis hosts a free outdoor concert series called Twilight Tuesdays. Here's key information about the concerts including dates, times and who is performing.

Top 10 Attractions at the St. Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo is one of the country's best. Actually, both Parenting Magazine and Zagat's call it the top zoo in the nation. Not only does the St. Louis Zoo excel at getting visitors face-to-face with animals, it's also respected for creating exhibits that resemble each animal's natural habitat. Surprisingly, it does all this without...

Free Things to Do in St. Louis
Some of the best things in St. Louis are free. There are top attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, Science Center and many others. And, don't forget about great seasonal events like concerts, movies, live theater and plenty of fun events for the kids. Here's a look at some of the best free stuff to do in St. Louis.

A Visit to Grant's Farm
Grant's Farm is a popular free attraction in St. Louis County. Visitors can see a variety of animals, including the Budweiser Clydesdales. Grant's Farm also has nice beer garden, gift shop and more. Here's information on visiting Grant's Farm.

What to Do at the St. Louis Science Center
The St. Louis Science Center is one of the top free attractions in St. Louis. It's filled with hands-on activites for kids, special exhibits and more. Here's information on fun things to do at the Science Center.

First Fridays at the St. Louis Science Center
First Fridays are a monthly, free event at the St. Louis Science Center offering telescope viewing, movies, special exhibits and more.

Take a Tour of the Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis
The Anheusher Busch Brewery Tour is one of St. Louis' most popular free attractions. Here's information on taking the tour and enjoying some free beer, plus a look a other things to do in the Soulard neighborhood.

Free Brewery Tours at Schlafly Bottleworks
Schlafly is one of the most popular beer breweries in St. Louis. Here's information on taking a free tour of the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.

The St. Louis Art Museum
The St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park is filled with masterpiecess from around the world. The museum also hosts free events all year long. Here is helpful information for visiting the St. Louis Art Museum.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near St. Louis is one of the most significant archeological sites in North America. Here is information on what to see and do at Cahokia Mounds.

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the top free attractions in the St. Louis area. It offers indoor and outdoor exhibits, plus special events throughout the year. Here's information on visiting Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
The Cathedral Basilica is one of the top free attractions in St. Louis. Visitors come to see the millions of mosaics that fill the church. Here's information on visiting the Cathedral Basilica.

The World Bird Sanctuary
The World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis County is home to dozens of injured and recovering birds of all species. The sanctuary offers visitors the chance to see many of the birds and learn more about their lives and habitats.

The National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Illinois
The National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Illinois, offers visitors the chance to learn about the importance of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis area. Admission is free.

Free Theater at the Muny
An evening of musical theater doesn’t have to cost a lot. In St. Louis it won’t cost you anything. You can see seven shows at the Muny in Forest Park for free. At every performance, the Muny has 1500 free seats that fill up on a first come, first served basis.

Outdoor Film Series at the St. Louis Art Museum
The St. Louis Art Museum hosts an Outdoor Film Series in July each year. Free movies are shown on a big screen at Art Hill. Here is information on this year's event.

Ottertoberfest at the St. Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo hosts its own unique kind of Oktoberfest celebration called Ottertoberfest. The free fall event combines beer, brats and German music with information about river otters and animal conservation.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is a local organization dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare to audiences in St. Louis. Each summer, the festival gives free performances of one of Shakespeare's plays in Forest Park. Here's information, dates and times for the current season.

Jungle Boogie Concerts at the St. Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo hosts a free summer concert series called Jungle Boogie. The concerts feature a variety of local and national musicians. Here's the schedule of performers and other information about the Jungle Boogie concerts at the St. Louis Zoo.

Wehrenberg Theatres Family Summer Series
Each summer, Wehrenberg Theatres in St. Louis show free family-friendly movies. Here's information on the Family Summer Series and what movies you can see for free this year.

Top Free Summer 2012 Events in St. Louis
Sunmmers in St. Louis are always full of free concerts, movies and even special times to get in free to the region's most popular attractions. Here's a list of the best free stuff to do in summer 2013 in St. Louis.

Free Summer Events 2013: Movies & Live Theater
There is so much to do in St. Louis in the summer and much of it is free. You can catch a movie or check out some great live theater without spending any money. Here's information on free movies and live theater in St. Louis in summer 2013.

Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Each summer, the Missouri Botanical Garden hosts a free outdoor concert series called the Whitaker Music Festival. The festival features some of the St. Louis area's most popular local musicians. Here are the dates, times and schedule of performers for this year's Whitaker Music Festival.

Free Summer Events 2013: Concerts & Live Music
There is so much to do in St. Louis in the summer and a lot of it is free. You can hear some great live music without spending any money. Here's information on free concerts in St. Louis in summer 2013.

Free Summer Events 2013: Top Attractions
There is so much to do in St. Louis in the summer without spending money. Many of the area's most popular attractions are free or offer special free events. Here's information on the best free attractions in St. Louis in summer 2013.

Free Summer Fun for Kids in St. Louis
Parents are always looking for ways to keep their kids entertained during the summer. St. Louis has a lot of great kids events, activities and attractions that are free.

15 Top Picks for 4th of July 2013 in St. Louis
Independence Day in St. Louis means parades, music, fireworks and fun. From Fair St. Louis to smaller community celebrations, here's information on some of the top 4th of July events and fireworks displays in the St. Louis area for 2013.

The Veiled Prophet Parade at Fair Saint Louis
July 4th in St. Louis wouldn't be the same without the Veiled Prophet Parade. Each year, the parade kicks off the Independence Day celebration at Fair Saint Louis. Here's information on this year's VP Parade.

Free Entertainment at Fair St. Louis 2013
Fair St. Louis has been a 4th of July tradition in St. Louis for decades. Here's information on the parade, concerts, activities, food and fireworks. Plus, tips for getting around downtown, parking and other ideas to help you have a great time at Fair St. Louis.

Free Music at Celebrate Summer Concerts 2013
Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts (formerly Live on the Levee) offers two weekends of free music and fun in Downtown St. Louis. Here's the schedule of concerts for Celebrate St. Louis Sumer Concerts 2013.

Free Holiday Events in the St. Louis Area
The holiday season can be expensive, but there are ways to enjoy the season without spending money. Here are the best free holiday events in the St. Louis area.

Free Winter Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area
You don't have to spend money in St. Louis to enjoy what the city has to offer. Many top attractions are free, and there are special free events and activities throughout the year. Here are the best free winter events in the St. Louis area.

Fete de Glace in Historic St. Charles
The Fete de Glace is an annual ice carving competition and winter festival in historic St. Charles, Missouri. Here's information of what to see and do at Fete de Glace.

Maple Sugar Festival at Rockwoods Reservation
The Maple Sugar Festival is a free, annual event at Rockwoods Reservation near St. Louis. Visitors learn how to make maple sugar and maple syrup from local trees.

Free Fall Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area
Fall is a good time to enjoy the many of the free things to do in St. Louis. Here are the best free fall events and activities in the St. Louis area.

Readers' Choice Awards 2011 -- Nominate Your Favorites
Nominate Your Favorite St. Louis Free Event or Attraction

2012 Readers' Choice - Nominations for Best Free Attraction
Submit a nomination for "Best Free Attraction in St. Louis" for the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

2012 Readers' Choice - Nominations for Best Free Event
Submit a nomination for "Best Free Event in St. Louis" for the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

2012 Readers' Choice Awards for St. Louis
About.com's St. Louis site is part of the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. Vote for your favorites for the "Best Free Event" and "Best Free Attraction" in St. Louis.

Art After 5 - Free Concerts at the St. Louis Art Museum
Art After 5 is a free monthly concert series held at the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Here's information on Art After 5 and the museum's extended Friday hours.

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