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Landmarks Downtown Walking Tours

Saint Louis, MO, USA
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About Landmarks Downtown Walking Tours
Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis from the city's founding through its current development. Your experienced guides will discuss famous landmarks as well as hidden gems, stunning architectural details and the art of historic preservation. We offer regularly-scheduled tours of Downtown East and Downtown West on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and of the Grand Center Arts District on the second Saturday of each month from April 1 to October 31. We also offer special tours of Washington Avenue and we can create a special tour of our East, West or Grand Center Tours just for your group at a date and time of your choice. Special tours are available for groups of five or more. All tours are $10 per person. Children under 12 are free. Tours run between 2 and 2 1/2 hours long and cover about two miles at a moderate pace. Please visit LandmarksTours-STL.org for complete information and to purchase advance tickets.
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The_Missing_One wrote a review Oct 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri29 contributions8 helpful votes
Very informative walking tour of some the buildings that are important to the history of St. Louis. Charles that ran the tour was very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Blueboss573 wrote a review Oct 2019
Jefferson City, Missouri140 contributions60 helpful votes
Even though I'm familiar with St Louis Downtown and it's history, there is always something more to learn. This tour was a great experience! We started at Union Station, with details of the historic train station and unique architecture of the building itself. Each building, on the tour, had a unique history, many original details and stories. Our tour guide, Charlie, showed us several old photos, he had with him, to help tell the stories of several of the buildings, what they looked like when newly built or how important they were to the citizens of St Louis. He is also very informed of the history of many of the statues and fountains as well. Charlie also answered any questions the group had while giving us time to really soak in the details of what we just learned. The tour lasts 2-2.5 hours, is an easy pace and there is opportunity to take photos along the way. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to know more about the history of St Louis and it's architecture. Due to the nature of this tour, I would not recommend it for small children since they could become bored or tired from walking. If you love history, architecture or both, this is the tour for you though!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ptk310 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Had a great experience this morning on the west walking tour. Our tour guide Leslie was phenomenal and made the experience one in a million for me! The buildings that we saw were interesting and great information was provided. There are plenty of unique stops along the way that are not listed in the description so you don't know all of what you will see immediately (to me that is fun). The tour was timely and I never felt myself thinking we were in one place too long which is perfect for me. The only thing I would suggest is adding more historical/fun-fact/interesting content to the tours. I only say this because I am a junky for architecture and history stuff like this! I can't wait to take the other tours after how much fun I had on this one.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Chris K wrote a review Sep 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri1 contribution
Mr. Rosen was quite knowledgable and very open to all questions. He did a nice job of covering the high points while keeping the group moving during an aggressively scheduled tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Tom V wrote a review Sep 2019
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We have lived downtown STL for 11 years and decided it was about time to learn about its beginnings. Sharon and Warren were our guides and did an outstanding job. You could tell they are passionate about St Louis and are knowledgeable about the architecture, history, settlers, and points of interest. They live in the city and can provide places to visit, eat, and play.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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