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Forest Park

by Britney on June 17, 2014

in In Saint Louis

If you are ever looking for somewhere to go during the summer on a nice day. I would recommend Forest Park. Forest Park is located around the corner from Fontbonne, just past Skinker Blvd. There’s the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum and so much more. The best thing about it is that everything is free! It is a great place to hang out with the family, a group of friends, or go as a couple. You can also get in shape by using Forest Park’s track. You can run, jog, or even bike ride. If you are ever looking for somewhere to take the family or have a nice day out, this is surely the place to go! A trip to Forest Park can turn your boring day upside down!

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After reading this article in The Huffington Post, I have to say I agree with it. I am not a St. Louis native, but in the few months I have lived here, I have learned that there really  are a lot of wonderful things about St. Louis.

St. Louis is a very friendly city, and reading the stats on how St. Louisans help their community has made me believe that even more.

The fact that so much is free is certainly the number one perk for college students. Let’s see…what have I been to that’s free — the zoo, the history museum, the art museum, the artists guild, Forest Park of course, and outdoor concerts at Oak Knoll.

And even the things that aren’t free, are still relatively cheap — the Jewel Box is $1 and Pageant concerts can be as cheap as $15 (if you’re into that kind of hipster music, which I am).

St. Louis is also a great place for college students to find jobs. Even if you don’t have a car, there are several places within walking distance of Fontbonne that consistently hire people. I work at a daycare nearby, but you can also work at St. Michael’s school as an after school care teacher, you can work at Orange Leaf (the frozen yogurt place by Schnuck’s), there is a tanning salon, Katie’s Pizza, Walgreen’s, and a little bit farther away is Starbuck’s. These, of course, are also good places to go for fun! :)

It most certainly is a hub for artistic minds, as well. If you walk down the Loop, there are stars for famous people, sculptures, and even a wall where you can write your life dreams in chalk. Music is everywhere — outdoor concerts can be found at Oak Knoll and Forest Park in warm weather. In fact, I recently attended Love Fest on Art Hill and it was a blast!  There are also several concert halls/amphitheatres throughout St. Louis. The Pageant, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, The Muny, and Peabody Opera House, and of course, The Fox if you like musicals!

St. Louis is certainly a wonderful place to be, and I think it suits all ages. There are plenty of family-friendly events, but also places for young adults and old geezers. There is always plenty to do and lots within the constraints of your pocket money.

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Did you know that Listerine was once used as a floor cleaner? Or that Stan Musial had more doubles than strike outs? Or that Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll Chuck Berry continues to perform monthly right in town? These and other interesting facts may be learned at the Missouri History Museum’s newest exhibit, which celebrates St. Louis’s 250th birthday.

This past weekend, I went with my family to see this new exhibit. The “250 in 250” exhibit celebrates 50 people, 50 images, 50 moments, 50 places, and 50 objects that are considered to be integral parts of what makes our city great. It wasn’t your standard museum exhibit – though there was a lot of reading (I’ll give you that), there were also a lot of touchscreen, interactive areas that allowed visitors to learn more about the past in a manner that’s familiar to them in our ever-more-technological world. Visitors even had a chance to write a letter that will be “delivered” to St. Louis fifty years from now in the year 2064 – I found that to be intriguing yet somewhat creepy at the same time.

Though some of my favorite St. Louis venues (such as the Zoo and Gus’s Pretzels) were not necessarily highlighted by this exhibit, it was definitely worth the trip. We spent two hours there, but we could’ve spent a lot more time if we would’ve had that time. All in all, if you’re looking for a fun outing, and if you love the city of your birth (or, for some of you, the city of your university), definitely take the short trip from campus over to the History Museum in Forest Park. You won’t be disappointed.

Planning your trip already?? Get some info here…

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Well, it’s time to start blogging again for the fall season, and I’m gonna go ahead and drop some exciting news to start off with a bang. But first: some important background information.

About me: I’m Marielle; I’m a senior dietetics major at Fontbonne; I like running, drawing, dancing, plants, and hairless cats; I’m founder and president of the Environmental Club at Fontbonne; and I’m a vegan. So that’s that. Expect lots of shameless promotion of my club’s events.

Background info pertinent to my exciting news: Every year there is a balloon race in Forest Park. Sometimes Fontbonne sponsors a balloon. There is a contest to be the student who gets to ride in the balloon.

Now the exciting news: I AM THAT STUDENT. I couldn’t possibly be more pumped about it.

SO! You should come to Forest Park this Saturday afternoon and watch me be a boss. And see the Fontbonne balloon. But mostly watch me be a boss. See ya there!

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How I Spent My Snow Day

by Alumni Posts February 25, 2013

My Blog for today will come mostly in video form, which I think is exciting. Click here to see My Snow Day Vlog on YouTube! I hope you enjoyed watching my vlog, because I had a lot of fun making it. And now, some pictures! Peace, Love, & Snow Days!

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Day tour in St. Louis

by Penny September 27, 2012

A one-day trip is FREE in St. Louis?    What’s this for? It’s a free one-day trip in St. Louis. Because many international students just arrived in St. Louis this year, the Fontbonne International Students Alliance (FISA) plans a day tour for students who are new in St. Louis. We had so much fun because many […]

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It’s Monday!

by Lizzie September 17, 2012

Happy Monday morning, Fontbonne! Frankly, it’s not too much of a “happy” morning because of the dull, humid weather, but if you’re happy anyway, that’s awesome! I am actually pretty sleepy during this type of day, but I try not to go there. I just want to mention yesterday’s Culture Crawl, generally known as the […]

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Some Final Thoughts…

by Courtney May 11, 2012

Wow.  I’m exactly halfway through my time at Fontbonne.  I just finished my last final this morning, and I was out the door by 10:05.  It will take me a while to realize that I’m actually on summer break, but I’m happy for my newfound freedom. This year was definitely far more challenging than last […]

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The Great Forest Park

by Alumni Posts March 5, 2012

My absolute favorite overall place in St. Louis has got to be Forest Park. In terms of things to do, it has so much to offer, beginning with the award-winning St. Louis Zoo, which I might add is one of just a few zoos across the country that are FREE! They have added a lot […]

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Where to go, what to do!

by Alumni Posts March 2, 2012

Hello Everyone, Are you unfamiliar with the St. Louis area? Wondering where to go for some fun? Well, I am terrible with directions, but I will be happy to name some interesting places to go! Especially with Fontbonne’s location, almost everything is in walking distance or close enough that gas won’t be wasted if you […]

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