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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.

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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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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: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Forest Park
Forest Park
The site of the 1904 World's Fair, America's second largest urban park is a prime St. Louis recreation spot.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Missouri Civil War Museum
Missouri Civil War Museum
Owner description: The Missouri Civil War Museum is housed in the old 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange (PX) and Gymnasium building, formerly part of the Jefferson Barracks military post, which... more Owner description: The Missouri Civil War Museum is housed in the old 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange (PX) and Gymnasium building, formerly part of the Jefferson Barracks military post, which is still an active military installation to this day. Renovations began in 2003, and were completed 10 years later in 2013, with an opening date of June 29, 2013. During the Civil War, the property which this museum is located upon, contained various hospital ward buildings, where suffering and death occurred, thus making this sacred ground, and a most appropriate location for a Missouri Civil War Museum, honoring our soldiers of the past and present. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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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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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ranked #1 of 2,591 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
Bogart's Smokehouse
Bogart's Smokehouse
Ranked #2 of 2,591 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price:
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Pappy's Smokehouse
Pappy's Smokehouse
Ranked #3 of 2,591 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Blues CIty Deli
Blues CIty Deli
Ranked #4 of 2,591 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: American
Sameem Afghan Restaurant
Sameem Afghan Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 2,591 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Indian, Afghan, Pakistani, Persian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/South I-55
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/South I-55
$129 - $174
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Mehlville
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Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood
$151 - $211
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
$147 - $211
Ranked #4 of 123 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
$338 - $724
Ranked #3 of 123 Hotels in Saint Louis
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Moonrise Hotel
4.0 of 5
Moonrise Hotel
$180 - $404
Ranked #5 of 123 Hotels in Saint Louis
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Westin St. Louis
4.0 of 5
Westin St. Louis
$190 - $589
Ranked #9 of 123 Hotels in Saint Louis
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