It may not be a world-famous tourist destination, but there’s more to St. Louis than meets the eye! Check out these must-see places in Missouri’s largest city:
The Gateway Arch- Made of stainless steel and soaring 630 feet in the air, the Gateway Arch is the world’s tallest arch. Built as a way to revitalize the St. Louis riverfront area, the Gateway Arch took several decades of planning, design, negotiation and construction to complete. There are plenty of things to do at the arch and the park that surrounds it including taking the tram ride to the top of the arch to enjoy city-wide and river views, take in the historical culture of the region at the Museum at the Gateway Arch, enjoy a Riverboat Cruise on the mighty Mississippi River, and explore the Old Courthouse where many historic cases have been held. You can even take a helicopter tour to experience all of St. Louis from the air!
Busch Stadium- Built in 2006 and the third stadium in St. Louis to carry the same name, Busch Stadium plays host to Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals from March through October. The stadium features a perfect view of the St. Louis skyline including the Gateway Arch, and the city has undertaken an effort to revitalize the area around the ballpark with the Ballpark Village, which has brought in several restaurants and hotels.
Forest Park- Covering over 1,300 acres on the city’s west side, Forest Park has everything that an outdoor lover could want. One of the most prominent areas of the park is the St. Louis Zoo, which spans 90 acres and is free for the public. On the park grounds there’s also the St. Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum which give you a look into the culture of the region. Some of the many outdoor activities at the park include cricket, hiking the park’s numerous trails, tennis, golf at the Forest Park Golf Course or the First Tee of Greater St. Louis, and ice skating in the winter at the Steinberg Skating Rink. It’s even home to the country’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre!