WHAT TO DO
At an astounding 630-feet tall, the magnificent Gateway Arch remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Its unique shape and stainless steel facade remarkably represent the history made in the city of St. Louis. An enclosed tram inside the Arch takes you to the top, where you will experience breathtaking views of modern St. Louis – up to 30 miles in each direction on a clear day. Along with the surrounding Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch opens up a world of history about how St. Louis served as the Gateway to the West for early settlers. Located just steps from the Hilton St. Louis Ballpark.
Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.
Voted America's top free attraction, the Zoo is located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, and home to more than 603* species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation.
Take a relaxing cruise and discover the best view of the St. Louis skyline from replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboats, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer. Choose a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise, Skyline Dinner Cruise or one of many specialty cruises.
WHERE TO EAT
Enjoy Imo's famous pizza known for their St. Louis style thin crust and deluxe toppings. Imo's also offers a variety of salads, pastas, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts.
Broadway Oyster Bar has been referred to by many as a staple of St. Louis and was recently honored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association as the 2015 Restaurant of the Year. BOB is a great choice for a relaxing dinner, a celebratory party or an opportunity to dance to a great band.
One of St. Louis' most popular restaurants. Extensive variety of Italian and American specialties. Carryout available. Serving food until 1:30 a.m.
American food with a Cajun twist. A family owned restaurant serving St. Louis Style Creole cooking where there is something for everyone.