Monday, August 4, 2014

STL 250 Cake Quest - Forest Park (Part 2)

I know I said that the MO Botanical Garden/The Hill Cake Quest was my favorite, but our latest trip to Forest Park is a very close second, if not a tie for first.  The combination of amazing weather and well rested kids made the day near perfect.  If only my nieces could have come with us and if Clara hadn't fallen asleep right before we got to Turtle Playground...I guess that means we'll be back!

Here are the highlights from our trip:

St. Louis Zoo
We went to the Zoo with my niece, Elizabeth, a different day.  
The cake is near the ticket booths at the South Entrance.  
This is a great place to start your cake quest in Forest Park.  
Check out the map below for more details.

World's Fair Pavilion

There is lots of space to run around and play.

St. Louis Art Museum
The girls wanted their pictures taken by all the statues.
Families can visit SLAM every Sunday between 1-4pm for hands-on art activities and a 30 minute tour.  Click here for more info.

Forest Park Forever
There is a great playground (called Variety Wonderland) next to the visitor's center.
The girls found these rocks next door.

The Muny
Future thespians?

Jewel Box
We stopped to have lunch and blow bubbles.

Steinberg Skating Rink
This cake is dedicated to the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.  The next race will be held September 20 (Balloon Glow will be the evening of September 19).

There are some dinosaurs near the Blue Angels plane that we didn't get to see because an unhappy Security Guard asked me to please move my car as it had been parked illegally in the circle for almost 10 minutes. Sorry!

St. Louis Science Center
The girls really liked the rocket ship candle on the cake!

St. Louis Arena
The cake is located on "center ice" of St. Louis Arena. It was built in 1929 and demolished in 1999 and was home to the St. Louis Blues. It was also called The Checkerdome (after building owner Ralston Purina) from 1977 to 1983 and more commonly as "The Barn".
Clara is not pictured in this cake - she fell asleep in the car!

Turtle Playground
Unfortunately since Clara was asleep in the car and the parking lot was packed full of cars, we couldn't get out to take a picture with the cake.  
Guess we'll have to come back another time!

Dogtown cake (minus Clara) Dogtown is best know for it's St. Patrick's Day parade. In the mid-1800s, Dogtown was a small mining community and “Dogtown” was a term used in the 1800s by miners to describe a group of small shelters around mines.

The Cheshire
The Cheshire Inn started as a modest hamburger joint 80 years ago. It is now a luxury boutique hotel with 4 great restaurants and a pool.

Here is a map of the Forest Park cakes.  The streets in Forest Park are well signed so you should be able to follow it.

Click here for a printable PDF file of the map above.

Click here to see our Forest Park (Part 1) Cake Quest.

Click here if you want to see some of our other STL 250 Cake Quests.

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