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Home to the world's tallest man-made monument

A city of superlatives, St. Louis, also known as the Gateway to the West, boasts trendy dining and shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and of course, the iconic Gateway Arch. Lesser-known attractions such as St. Louis Central West End, features turn-of-the-century palace-like homes, upscale dining, and boutique shopping. The Hill is St. Louis’s Little Italy, and North St. Louis, known as “The Ville,” is the city’s historic African-American neighborhood.

Jewel Box in the snowDave Herholz / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Forest Park's Jewel

Forest Park's Jewel Editors' Note

Located on a 17-acre site in Forest Park, The Jewel Box was built by the City of St. Louis in 1936. This art deco style greenhouse is a jewel- with 50-foot high glass walls. The interior is flooded with sunlight that pours in through the top tiers of glass and illuminates the plants below.

The Jewel Box has special flower shows at Christmas, early spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, a summer show and the chrysanthemum show in the fall. It has tropical trees, foliage plants, flowers, a new water feature and fountain year round. Admission is $1; Free from 9 - noon on Monday and Tuesday

The Jewel Box
Jewel Box, St. Louis
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.