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Best of Saint Louis Guide

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Saint Louis
The history of St. Louis has been heavily influenced by Westward expansion and blues music. The big "must-see" in this region is the Gateway Arch, while other important sites include the Museum of Westward Expansion, the St. Louis Cathedral and the Anheuser-Busch factory tour. The city offers plenty for the whole family. Children will enjoy the local zoo and the Magic House, while family members will also want to unwind at Forest Park, home to the World's Fair almost a century ago.

All things to do » Things to do

Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden
Visitors discover and share knowledge about plants and their environments at this National Historic Landmark, which has been open for more than 140 years.
Attraction type: Gardens; Historic Sites
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St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis Zoo
Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
Attraction type: Zoos
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Owner description: The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built between 1907 and 1914. The Cathedral's 100th Anniversary is being celebrated in... more Owner description: The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built between 1907 and 1914. The Cathedral's 100th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2014. It is known for its' beautiful interior mosaics, which took nearly 80 years to create using more than 41 million pieces of glass tesserae. The Cathedral is known for having one of the largest mosaic collections in the Western Hemisphere. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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City Museum
City Museum
Owner description: Don’t take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids or are a big kid... more Owner description: Don’t take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids or are a big kid at heart, we're the place. If you get freaked out easily, you might not want to come. We’re four floors filled with miles of tunnels, a full cave system, over 30 slides, a circus, an arts area, a large outdoor climbing space, Architectural Museum, a Cabin that serves adult beverages, a Museum of Mayhem, Mirth and Mystery, and a ton more. Also, there’s the roof with a Ferris Wheel and a bus hanging off its edge. Finally, just so you’re aware, The World Aquarium is not part of City Museum, but a non-profit located within us. There is an additional charge to go in their space. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium
This stadium is one of the most visible symbols of St. Louis' success.
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Missouri Baking Company
Missouri Baking Company
Ranked #1 of 2,710 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ranked #2 of 2,710 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bogart's Smokehouse
Bogart's Smokehouse
Ranked #3 of 2,710 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price:
Cuisines: Barbecue, American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Fountain on Locust
Fountain on Locust
Ranked #4 of 2,710 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Pub, Diner
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pappy's Smokehouse
Pappy's Smokehouse
Ranked #5 of 2,710 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Barbecue, American
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham St. Louis Westport Plaza
3.0 of 5
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham St. Louis Westport Plaza
$72 - $144
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Maryland Heights
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Comfort Inn Westport
3.0 of 5
Comfort Inn Westport
$72 - $131
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Maryland Heights
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La Quinta Inn & Suites St. Louis Westport
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites St. Louis Westport
$73 - $125
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Maryland Heights
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/South I-55
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/South I-55
$113 - $163
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mehlville
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Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood
$137 - $216
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brentwood
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Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park
$137 - $223
Ranked #4 of 120 Hotels in Saint Louis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
$251 - $620
Ranked #3 of 120 Hotels in Saint Louis
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River City Casino & Hotel
4.0 of 5
River City Casino & Hotel
$135 - $296
Ranked #7 of 120 Hotels in Saint Louis
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Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
4.0 of 5
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
$116 - $343
Ranked #8 of 120 Hotels in Saint Louis
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