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Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Then stop by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition! Visitors can also hop aboard a 19th century paddle-wheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down the mighty Mississippi.
Sports fans rejoice! During the spring and summer seasons, you can cheer on our 11-time World champions the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. For a more intimate baseball experience and some of the most creative game day treats and activities around, check out the Gateway Grizzlies at GCS Ballpark. Soccer fans can watch all the excitement of St. Louis’ new MLS team, the St. Louis CITY SC beginning in 2023. If you’re visiting in the fall or winter, you can catch the St. Louis Blues heating up the ice at the Enterprise Center. For some hoops action, check out the St. Louis Surge – the 2-Time National Champions in the GWBA. No matter what time of year, visitors can get a taste of true team spirit in this bona fide sports town.
Looking for a fun night out? Check out the new sports-anchored entertainment district in the heart of downtown Ballpark Village St. Louis! Jump a few block north to Washington Avenue or Laclede’s Landing and take your pick of some of the hottest bars and dance clubs in St. Louis (most are smoke free and open till 3 a.m.). Visitors can also go for dinner, drinks and a show at Westport Plaza’s 42-acre entertainment district, or check out the trendiest boutiques and upscale dining establishments in Clayton and the Central West End. If live music is your thing, Soulard boasts some of the best blues venues in town. Or, try out your detective skills at one of the awesome escape rooms in the area like Escape the Room, St. Louis Escape, Mastermind Room Escape, and No Way Out STL
Once home to the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It attracts 12 million visitors a year with world-class attractions and scenic walking and biking trails. Other points of interest include the Jewel Box, a beautiful greenhouse filled with magnificent floral displays, the golf courses and the World’s Fair Pavilion, a perfect site for a company picnic or private party.
Enjoy a fusion of sculpture and landscape architecture at Citygarden, an urban oasis featuring works of modern and contemporary art, native plants, six rain gardens and a café overlooking the beautiful scene. Or discover the stunning Laumeier Sculpture Park with over 70 outdoor sculptures, a music amphitheater for special events and a traveling series of exhibitions. Chesterfield boasts an impressive collection of outdoor art including the recently added sculpture “The Awakening,” a 70-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth.
Take a tour of the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery, where you can visit the Budweiser Clydesdales and sample a variety of premium brands. For more local flavor, stop by Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten or Grove Brewery & Bierhall, 4 Hands Brewing Company, and Schlafly Bottleworks and Tap Room.
Visit Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), a venue committed to peaceful interfaith dialogue and understanding. Take in the beauty of one of the largest mosaic collections in the western hemisphere inside the spectacular Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis or see the historic Old Cathedral and St. Ferdinand Shrine, both constructed in the early 19th century with ties to the oldest Catholic congregation in St. Louis. Across the river, attend mass, walk the grounds and have a delicious meal at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
Tour a collection of rare and vintage motorcycles at the Moto Museum, or explore the history, mechanics and design of the cart and buggy, planes, trains or anything else with wheels at the National Museum of Transportation. If you want to get behind the wheel don’t miss Victory Raceway St. Louis – Indoor Karting or Amp Up Action Park for some world-class indoor carting action and much more. And if you’re visiting in the late winter, be sure to stop by the St. Louis Auto Show and Boat Show at America’s Center.
Walk the halls of the Old Courthouse featuring restored courtrooms and galleries that depict significant moments in St. Louis history. Take an exciting and educational trip through the past at the Missouri History Museum where guests can also join a local excursion to various historical points of interest in the city. Visitors can see the home of Ragtime legend Scott Joplin, walk through a world heritage site and ancient civilization at Cahokia Mounds and pay their respects at the resting place for many St. Louisians at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visit the century-old Central Library – St. Louis Public Library, a magnificent building designed by world-famous architect Cass Gilbert in 1912 and restored for its 100th anniversary. The building’s classic beauty, now complemented with 21st century technology means visitors can find Civil War battle maps, learn a new language or create their own high-quality recording.
From eclectic boutiques and signature cuisine to exciting nightlife and live entertainment, each St. Louis Neighborhood has a unique character and style that adds something special to the regional patchwork of our city. Make a day of it at the Delmar Loop, a six-block entertainment and shopping district packed with hip bars, eclectic restaurants and live music venues. Check out an impressive collection of beautiful Victorian homes in Lafayette Square. Take in the Italian cuisine and character of The Hill. Enjoy award-winning food purveyors and craft brewers in Maplewood. Experience abundant parks and plenty of both indoor and outdoor recreation in North County. Or, find the St. Louis Neighborhood that is the perfect fit for you.