Most people in St. Louis like their sports, their music and their beer.  Anheuser-Busch was founded here in 1879 and has since been a strong influence in the community,  operating the popular Grant’s Farm (formerly the home of Ulysses Grant, and currently the Busch family’s estate) and offering tours of its operating brewery and its historic building.  In addition to the Cardinals , St. Louis fans are also proud of their Rams , the football team hosted at the Edward Jones Dome , and the Blues , the hockey team whose home ice is at the Savvis Center .  The Blues take their name from the historical and current prevalence of blues music in the area.  The "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin, once lived here and visitors may tour his historic home.  Today, nationally touring music acts typically include St. Louis in their itinerary, visiting venues such as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the Scotttrade Center or the Pageant.  Areas featuring live local bands include Soulard, Laclede's Landing and the Delmar Loop.  The premiere St. Louis park is Forest Park, just east of downtown and larger in size than Central Park in NYC.  Forest Park is home to the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Science Center, all of which are free to the public, also the Municipal Opera (aka the Muny), which hosts touring musical productions through the summer months.  The Missouri Botanical Garden is a world class botanical garden and research facility, just south of HWY 44.  Grand Center, just east of Downtown, is home to the ornate Fox Theatre, which hosts national musical and theatrical performances and Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.