Visitors and residents alike can enjoy our guide to the best St. Louis has to offer.
Completed in 1965 it is the tallest National Monument in the United States at 630 feet. It represents the westward expansion of the country, thus St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West”. Visitors can ride inside to the top to see a magnificent view of the city or go under the Arch and visit the museum.
In the Soulard area the Budweiser Brewery tours is one of the best, see the deep heritage of brewing in St. Louis and the modern scientific art of brewing. If of age you can taste samples of the famous beers that have made St. Louis famous.
Opened in 1876 it was the site of the 1904 World’s Fair, fashioned similar to New York’s Central Park, it is over 50% larger at 1293 acres. Within Forest Park there are many attractions including; The St. Louis Zoo, The McDonnell Planetarium, Saint Louis Art Museum, the History Museum, Many (Outdoor Municipal Theater), Jewel Box, Tennis center and golf courses.
Located in Forest Park it is one of the premier Zoos in the country. Open year round, it is free to the public. One of the oldest in the country was part of the 1904 world fair.
One of the leading art museums in the U.S. comprising over 30,000 exhibit pieces, from every culture and time period. Located in Forest Park the museum is open to the public at no charge.
A great hands-on, interactive learning experience for the entire family, both adult and children seminars and education available. The Planetarium and the Omnimax Theater can inspire the scientist in all of us. Signature events, educator resources, and group information are also available.
A hands on learning museum design for kids to promote learning and creativity. Special events and class setting learning opportunities are held on a regular schedule.
An urban museum covering over 600,000 square feet of space with a mixture of children’s playground, funhouse and unique city architecture.
New 3 acre sculpture and landscape public garden, located on the Gateway Mall in the heart of the city.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (New Cathedral)
was completed in 1914 and is known for one of the largest quantity mosaic tiles over 41 million in more than 7000 colors covering 83,000 square feet.
Informally known as Shaw’s Garden it was founded by Henry Shaw in 1859 and is one of the oldest botanical Gardens in the United States and a National Landmark. With 79 acres is the city of St. Louis it hosts many cultural events within its Japanese strolling gardens or is Climatron geodesic dome.
Open year round is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi, located in the historic Soulard neighborhood.
Are responsible for the selling of St. Louis and the official portal to meeting planners, travel professionals, and the media for the St. Louis area.
The second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, is held in the Soulard, attracting sometimes hundred thousand revelers. Also included during that week-long celebration is a Pet Parade, Fat Tuesday, and Weiner Dog Races.
The 281 acre ancestral home of the Busch Family is located just south of St. Louis and host to more than 1000 animals, see the famous Anheuser Busch Clydesdales. Free and open to the general public this farm was named for Ulysses S. Grant the Eighteenth US President who founded and farmed the site.
Within the National League the Central Division St. Louis Cardinals have won 10 World Series Titles, second to only the New York Yankees. They play the season in St. Louis’s own new Busch Stadium.
Cheer on the National Football League’s 2000 Super Bowl Champs St. Louis Rams who play in the Edward Jones Dome in Downtown St. Louis.
A national Historic landmark is a former passenger train terminal. Once the largest and busiest train station it was converted in the early 1980s to a luxury hotel, shopping center and entertainment complex.
Serves as the Chamber of Commerce for the Bi-State Area. The RCGA is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the bi-state St. Louis region.