The Cortex Innovation Community is a vibrant 200-acre innovation hub and technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods. It is surrounded by nationally ranked universities and medical centers and abundant cultural and recreational assets that include the Grand Center arts district, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and 1,400-acre Forest Park that is host to the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, biking and walking trails, and two public golf courses.







You can visit Cortex by attending one of our community tours, held on the first and third Thursdays (date subject to change) of our fairer months, weather permitting, at 3 PM. These walking tours last about an hour, so please wear comfortable shoes -- and prepare to attend a Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering afterward! RSVPs are required through the form below.











Visit Cortex using any line on MetroLink or via MetroBus.



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If you’re traveling by car, take note! The District is frequently under construction, so please check here for visitor parking updates.