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Things to do in St. Louis

There are so many things to do in St. Louis and we're in the middle of it all! Eclectic shops, various art galleries, and a plethora of unique restaurants are all within walking distance. Or head up the street to Shaw Park for a picnic, to exercise, or just relax.
No St. Louis trip is complete without a visit to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the Gateway Arch. Take in a St. Louis Cardinal baseball game, St. Louis Rams football game, or St. Louis Blues hockey game. You'll soon see why St. Louis sports fans love our teams!
Finally, round out your trip with a little shopping. The St. Louis Galleria is less than a mile away and Plaza Frontenac is within five miles. In addition, the University City Loop Neighborhood is just minutes away and offers funky boutiques, odd shops, and exotic outdoor bistros.

Top Must Sees in St. Louis

Attractions - Gateway Arch Gateway Arch: Visit the nation's tallest man-made monument, at 630 ft. the Gateway Arch offers unforgettable views of the city and the Mississippi River.
Attractions - Busch Stadium Busch Stadium: The home of the St. Louis National Baseball team, Busch Stadium is a retro style ballpark with 46,000 seats. Take in a Cardinals game and enjoy one of the 540,000 hot dogs the stadium sells yearly.
Attractions - Zoo Saint Louis Zoo: Located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the best in the country.  The Zoo houses 810 species and is open free of charge year round.
Attractions - Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Botanical Garden: A National Historic Landmark with 79 acres of scenic landscaping and elegant structures including the Climatron® tropical rain forest, Seiwa-en Japanese garden and founder Henry Shaw's Victorian home. Enjoy a seasonal exhibit or take a science in action class, the Missouri Botanical Garden has attractions for all ages.
Attractions - St. Louis Art Museum Saint Louis Art Museum: Built as the Fine Arts Palace of the 1904 World's Fair and one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, its holdings include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Admission to the museum is free and admissions to the featured exhibitions are free on Fridays.
Attractions - Grant's Farm

Grant's Farm: This Busch family estate was once owned by Ulysses S. Grant and now offers animal shows, petting area and a tram ride through the wildlife preserve. The farm is home to over 900 animals and offers free admission to all ages.

Attractions - Missouri History Museum Missouri History Museum: Featuring traveling and permanent exhibitions, The Missouri History Museum has been accredited by the American Museum Association since 1993. The museum contains two buildings - the Missouri History Museum and the Library and Research Center. General admission to the museum is free.
Attractions - Science Center Saint Louis Science Center: Containing over 700 permanent and traveling exhibits, a OMNIMAX theater and programs for kids and adults, the Saint Louis Science Center is rated one of the top 5 science centers in the U.S. by the Association of Science-Technology Centers.
Attractions - Anheuser Anheuser-Busch Brewery: Founded in 1852 Anheuser-Busch offers complimentary tours for visitors. Tour the home of the world's largest brewer including the historic Brewhouse, Budweiser Clydesdale stables, lager cellar, packaging plant and much more.
Attractions - Cathedral Basilica Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis: In May 1st, 1907 work began on the cathedral after 80 years it was finally completed. Take in a masterpiece of art and history including the world's largest collection of mosaic art.
Shaw Park

Shaw Park: As the largest and oldest park in the city, Shaw Park has a state of the art playground and an outdoor aquatic center.

Shaw Park Aquatic Center

 Shaw Park Aquatic Center: The aquatic center in Shaw Park offers a 50 meter competition pool, a dive tank, and a children’s pool during the summer months.

Top Sports & Recreation Activities In St. Louis

Attractions - Forest Park

Forest Park: One of the largest urban parks in the United States. At 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.

Forest Park Trolley Service: The Trolley provides visitors a convenient means of connecting to all park attractions, as well as the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Park N’ Ride options are also available in designated parking lots. From these lots, visitors can hop aboard the Forest Park Trolley for a lift to their desired attraction.

  • May 29 – September 2:  9:00am - 7:00pm Daily
  • April 8 – May 28 & September 3 - 29: 9:00am - 5:00pm Daily
  • October - Weekends Only
  • Fares: Children 4 & under: Free; children 5-12, seniors, and disabled passengers: $1.00; Adult: $2.00
Attractions - Six Flags Six Flags St. Louis: Get an adrenaline rush on the world-class roller coasters and thrill rides.
Attractions - Gateway International Raceway Gateway International Raceway: A fun place for all race car fans, this race way has been part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule since 1969.
Attractions - Edward Jones Dome Edward Jones Dome: Catch all the grit and grind on the football field here.
Attractions - Scotttrade Center Scottrade Center: Take in a hockey game, a sporting events, ice shows and music concerts all year long.
Attractions - Farmer's Market Soulard Farmers Market: Founded around 1779; 148 stalls with farm-fresh and imported produce, meats, fish, herbs and more. Open year-round, Wed. - Sat.
Attractions - Tower Grove Park Tower Grove Park: Rare Victorian walking park filled with ornate gazebos and statuary. Created by Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw in 1868 and now a National Historic Landmark. Open daily.
Attractions - Bird Sanctuary World Bird Sanctuary: Live eagles, owls, hawks and more exhibited in a convenient 130-acre park setting. Hiking trails, bird watching, picnic areas and knowledgeable naturalists offer unique environmental entertainment.
Cow Suson Park Animal Farm: This charming small farm features farm animals in the city, admisson is free.
Hanley House Hanley House: The Hanley farm was purchased in 1847 by Martin Hanley and to this day has kept its old world charm. This beautiful home is on the National Register of Historical Places and still features furniture from the 19th century.
St.Louis Country Club The Saint Louis Country Club: This country club features some of the best golfing in Saint Louis, and is famous for being designed by one of the American fathers of golf, Charles Blair Macdonald.

Top Dining & Entertainment Activities in St. Louis

Attractions - Lacledes Landing Lacledes Landing: Located on the historic riverfront of the Mississippi, Lacledes Landing is the top tourist destination in St. Louis with the top dining, entertainment, and attractions in the city.
Attractions - Fox Theatre Fox Theatre: It began as a mosque in the early 1920's and has since transformed into an impeccable preserved landmark with numerous events that attracts 3 million visitors a year.
Attractions - Blues Live Blues Music: Experience live blues music in one of the dozens of area clubs and taverns.
Attractions - Casinos St. Louis Casinos: Win big at numerous casinos all over the St. Louis area.
Attractions - Blueberry Hill Blueberry Hill: A landmark restaurant and music club, located along the St. Louis walk of fame filled with pop culture memorabilia.
Attractions - Candy Corner Crown Candy Kitchen: Take a step back into time and enjoy home style lunch and dinner items. Don't forget to save room for the delectable desserts.
Attractions - Laughs on the Landing Laughs on the Landing: Laugh the whole night long. Laughs on the Landing features St. Louis' best improv and other comedy shows and entertainment.
Tivoli Theatre Landmark Theatre Tivoli: The Landmark Theatre was originally built in 1924, after years of neglect the theater underwent a $2 million restoration in 1994 and reopened as a three screen theater.

Top Arts & Cultural Activities in St. Louis

Attractions - Walk of Fame St. Louis Walk of Fame: 116 stars and informative plaques honoring famous St. Louisana set in the sidewalks of The Loop, the exciting restaurant, shopping and arts and entertainment district. Stars include John Goodman, Chuck Berry, Bob Costas and Tina Turner.
Attractions - Eads Bridge Eads Bridge: Built in 1874 by James Buchanan Eads as the first span across the Mississippi River at St. Louis and the first to use steel truss construction. Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge for great views of the St. Louis skyline.
Attractions - Mildred Lane Kemper Museum Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum-Washington University: Exceptional art collection and significant exhibitions come together in an open and dynamic learning environment.
Attractions - Louis & Clark Lewis & Clark State Historic Site: Visitors center located near the former Camp River Dubois where explorers Lewis & Clark wintered before they embarked on their great trek west. Includes orientation film, a 55-foot long keel boat replica, reconstructed Camp River Dubois.
Attractions - Old Courthouse Old Courthouse: Scene of the Dred Scott trial. Galleries depict the history of St. Louis from its French and Spanish roots to its role in westward expansion. Trial reenactments, ranger tours.
Attractions - National Shrine of the Lady of the Snows National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows: The largest outdoor shrine in North America with twelve devotional areas on 200 acres.The winter holiday season is exceptional as the grounds are illuminated with over one million lights.
Attractions - Cahokia Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: Site of the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico. Interpretive center open 9am-5pm, grounds open 8am - dusk. Located in Cahokia IL, 8 miles from downtown St. Louis.
Attractions - Route 66 Get your Kicks on Route 66: Travel the historic Route 66 from the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to Route 66 State Park, a former roadhouse now presents a free museum with exhibits about The Mother Road's travel heyday.

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