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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dog Friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park

dog friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park

While passing through St. Louis this weekend, we discovered (by accident) the super cool Laumeier Sculpture Park, a 105-acre open-air, free museum located in Sunset Hills, Missouri. The park is a beautiful space where visitors experience art in the natural world - and it's dog friendly!

dog friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park
Courtesy of Laumeier Sculpture Park 
The park houses over 60 outdoor sculptures as well as an indoor gallery. A full list of artists and sculptures can be found hereThere are many contemporary works on the main grounds, but also wooded trails with art tucked into the trees. We visited the park on Saturday afternoon and although we passed other people and dogs, the trails were quiet and not at all overcrowded.  

Dog frienldy Laumeier Sculpture Park

Some of the artwork is even made specifically for dogs to explore. Finnish artist, Tea Makipaa, created Not Without My Dog, a dog village made up of five building structures that highlight a dog's sense of smell, sound, and sight. 

dog friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park

Ruby chillin' in some cool art. 

dog friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park

While Ruby loved the dog size houses and buildings, we loved Johann Feilacher's Redwood. 

dog friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park

Fortunately, Ruby wasn't fooled into thinking this was a real tree.

dog friendly Laumeier Sculpture Park

We only spent a few hours at Laumeier Sculpture Park as we were on our way back to Chicago and had about six more hours to go. I would love to go back and explore all the trails and highly recommend a visit for others passing through St. Louis with their dogs.  Follow us on Instagram to see more photos from our visit.

Special Note: I usually photoshop Ruby's leash out of pictures. I think it distracts from the photographs and I am kind of weird about that. However, she is leashed at all times when out in public. 
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55 comments

  1. Oh, that looks like such a fun and interesting spot!! I hope you had a lot of fun!!

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  2. That looks like a super fun place. That building in miniature is tough to get the brain wrapped around at first, but is super cool!

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  3. Ruby girlfriend you have become on fine poser and OMCs that is a multi-million dollar smile you have too.
    Huggles Madi you bfff

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  4. I am so glad you shared this with us. I hope to go visit my uncle in Missouri soon, and this would be so fun to visit. It looks like you really enjoyed yourself, Ruby! Have a lovely day!

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  5. That looks like such a great place to explore. We like the redwood too. You sure are looking good Ruby.

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  6. This looks like such a nice place to go exploring. I like how they have artwork just for the dogs! Your pictures are beautiful.

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  7. Wow! What an amazing adventure. Great photos.

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  8. This park sounds inspirational for the art lovers amongst us. Glad ruby enjoyed herself too.

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  9. These are great pictures and the dog village sounds so cool!

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  10. That looks like such a cool place to visit - and so many wonderful photo opps! Great shots!

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  11. We love parks - Charleston has plenty but we've got to wait until the weather cools down a bit. It's just too hot for a walk right now.

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  12. That looks like a fun place to hang out pretty Ruby!

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  13. Looks like an amazing place!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  14. That looks such a nice place to visit for dogs and their humans!
    I love to see the happy smiley look on Ruby's face, so different from when you first got her.
    Lynne x

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  15. Whoa! Sounds like a fun place for a woofie. I wouldn't even be able to tell re: the photoshop. When TW clones something out, it looks terrible.

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  16. What a cool park! Love the pictures, Ruby!

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  17. That's really cool. I like places that are pet friendly and like them even better when they cater to pets. I've never even thought about not seeing Ruby's leash in the photos but now me and mom will be looking closer to see if can tell where the photoshop to place. We're weird in that way.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  18. Hari OM
    OMD that is MY kinda park!!! Lucky Ruby getting so many fresh sniffs... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  19. Looks like a really fun place to explore! BTW, our mom does the same thing with our leashes.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. that is one cool place - we would love to explore that

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  21. That looks an AMAZING place fur a walkies, just the sort of place me and the peeps luffs to visit
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  22. The outdoor sculpture park near us is dog friendly, too. It seems to be a great venue for dogs as long as their owners are responsible and thus keep the people who run them open to the idea.

    Thanks for sharing another venue to visit.

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  23. Wow, so cool! We have one called Storm King close-ish to us but I'm not sure if it's dog friendly. Looks like a great trip!

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  24. Ruby looks like she'd enjoying herself, for sure. It certainly looks like a great sculpture park. And dog friendly? Woohoo! :)

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  25. This looks like a great place to explore! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

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  26. There are so many interesting places to visit. You are a lucky pup to be able to travel with your family.

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  27. What a great place to visit with the whole family. I love the idea of an outdoor sculpture garden with a special area related to dogs.

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  28. It is great to find places that are dog friendly and fun to explore!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  29. OK that sounds like fun, a place I wish I could go and visit, thank you for sharing

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  30. That's the coolest park I've seen for thinking about sculptures for dogs to explore. Bookmarking this for when we set out on our next adventure in that direction!

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  31. What a fun place to hang out. Too bad you couldn't stay longer. :)

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  32. What a Fabulous Find THAT was... Love the ART fur DOGS section... NOW, Ruby we want to know were there SNOT SMEARS on those tiny windows???

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  33. Looks like a great place to visit. I hope you can go back soon.

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  34. This looks like a fabulous place! I love discovering new dog friendly places. I'm pinning this one on my Pet Travel board. Beautiful photos of Ruby, she looks so happy!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  35. Very cool! I wish we had something similar here. There was talk of a dog park several years ago but it never came to fruition.

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  36. Thanks for sharing, the info and pics are great. Especially love the pic of Ruby in the brick house! :)

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  37. I can tell your having a good time,, because the smiles on your face shows!
    love
    tweedles

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  38. I didn't know that place existed but it sounds really neat! It's cool they also have a dog-specific exhibit.

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  39. Ruby, what a wonderful find! An opportunity to spend time running playing, enjoying the outdoors AND taking in some lovely artworks. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Ruby, what a wonderful find! An opportunity to spend time running playing, enjoying the outdoors AND taking in some lovely artworks. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Wow! This sounds like a really fun park for dogs to go to. It is nice that they made sculptures just for the dogs. Ruby looks very happy to be there.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  42. You're always such a photogenic gal, Ruby! :)

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  43. Ruby is so beautiful and so photogenic. She seems to always be wearing a smile.

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  44. What a great place to visit. And how good it is to see Ruby smile. The last picture is priceless. She's come a long way, a very long way.

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  45. Glad Ruby is safe at all times. Jan doesn't PS our leashes out of pictures. Trying to delete a big wad of 4 leashes - Jan is stressing just trying to imagine it. :)

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  46. Ruby you show that art off wonderfully :)

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