St. Louis Tourist Attractions

There are a lot of fun and interesting sites to explore and activities to experience in St. Louis, Missouri. We have listed some of them in this article and we have included one or two links to along with links to official websites for the sites or experiences we have listed. These are only examples and St. Louis has a lot more to offer anyone who wishes to visit.

St. Louis: 75-Minute City Trolley Tour

Take a trip in an authentic trolley while your expert local guide tells the stories about how St. Louis came to be St. Louis. The city’s history is colorful and it will temporarily take you back in time as you move from the 1800s to the present.

The trolley has padded seats and large windows and is also modernized and fitted with air-conditioning as well as heating.

During the tour participants will get to see sites such as the Anheuser Busch Brewery, Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch, the old St. Louis Union Station (repurposed and now housing a giant Ferris wheel and an Aquarium), the Old Courthouse, Millionaire’s Row, Forest Park, Science Center and Museums, Blueberry Hill (including the St. Louis Walk of Fame) and more.

City Museum – St. Louis City Museum is located in a 100-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri and it is a museum like no other. Here artists have repurposed pieces of the old cities to create miles of bridges, castles, climbers, slides and tunnels, as well as grand galleries, playgrounds, ball pits, and secret passages. There is a rooftop school bus, a circus, a train and a Ferris wheel here as well.

The Caramel House – The Caramel House was started by Janet Ansehl Shulman and it is a small-batch sweets company located in St. Louis. Janet is passionate about her cooking that is mostly about caramel. Fresh creamy caramel that melts in your mouth, crunchy butter toffees and other types of sweets and treats can be found here. Janet’s caramel has just the right consistency and pleasing texture that doesn’t get stuck in your teeth.

Gateway Arch – The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot/190 m tall arch that is America’s tallest monument as well as the world’s tallest arch. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States and it was officially dedicated to the American people. It was completed in October of 1965 and it stands on the west bank of the Mississippi River. There are many things to do here, including visiting the museum and taking a tram ride up to the observation deck up at the very top of the arch.

Saint Louis Art Museum – The Saint Louis Art Museum is a popular top site to visit and activity to do for those with a passion for art. The museum opened in 1879 and it has become one of the best points of interest in Missouri. The museum is one of the principal I.S. Art museums and is the home for paintings, sculptures, ancient masterpieces and cultural objects from all corners of the world. This includes art works by masters such as Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh as well as the world’s largest Max Beckman collection. The Egyptian mummy Amen-Nestawy-Nakht can also be seen here as well as so many more art pieces.

Forest Park – Forest Park is where Saint Louis Art Museum is located, but it offers more than that. The park is a public park located in western St. Louis that opened in 1876. Other than being the home to Saint Louis Art Museum it is also the home of Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum as well as the Muny amphitheater. There are also tennis clubs, golf courses, a skating rink, a clock tower, lakes and water features and so very much more. Visiting the park is free, but there might be fees and charges for activities or entrances.

Soulard Farmers Market – This farmers market is a part of Missouri history. It is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi, established in 1779, and it is also one of the largest farmers markets in the country. The market is open Wednesday – Saturday all year round offering its visitors fresh produce, meat, seafood, cheese, snacks, baked goods, spices, pets, flowers and more. The market also has a playground, a park and a plaza. Most farmers here are locals. Make sure to bring cash as most vendors don’t offer any other means of payment.

The Magic House – The Magic House is a magical place for children, although without the kind of magic found in fairytales. This is a place where children can learn about science, math and other topics in a way that makes them fun and interesting through their hands-on exhibits and educational programs that reflect the special interests and needs of children. Here children can have their imagination sparked, problem-solving skills developed and curiosity piqued through engagement. The Magic House that started out as a children’s museum of 5,500 square ft/510 square m has grown into a 55,000 square ft/5,100 square m award-winning national landmark.

Saint Louis Zoo – Saint Louis Zoo is located in Forest Park and it is the home to more than 12,000 animals that represent 500 species. Admission is free to the zoo, although some attractions may cost a small amount of money. The zoo focuses on wildlife management and recovery as well as conservation science among other things. At the zoo visitors can expect to see species varying from insects to reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and more. This includes seals, kangaroos, monkeys, gazelles, lemurs, pandas, bears, leopards and many, many more animals.

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