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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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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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Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden
Owner description: The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education... more Owner description: The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display - widely considered one of the top three botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, formal and international gardens. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens
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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: Churches & Cathedrals
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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. 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 2,830 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ranked #2 of 2,830 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bogart's Smokehouse
Bogart's Smokehouse
Ranked #3 of 2,830 Restaurants in Saint Louis
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Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pappy's Smokehouse
Pappy's Smokehouse
Ranked #4 of 2,830 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Broadway Oyster Bar
Broadway Oyster Bar
Ranked #5 of 2,830 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

BEST WESTERN St. Louis Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN St. Louis Inn
$66 - $109
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tesson Ferry
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Quality Inn Florissant
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn Florissant
$59 - $87
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Florissant
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Cafe des Arts
Cafe des Arts
$8 - $24 (CFA5,000 - CFA15,000)

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
$115 - $169
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mehlville
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Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Brentwood
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Brentwood
$140 - $227
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
$116 - $190
Ranked #4 of 121 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
$201 - $579
Ranked #3 of 121 Hotels in Saint Louis
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Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
4.0 of 5
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
$114 - $257
Ranked #5 of 121 Hotels in Saint Louis
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River City Casino & Hotel
4.0 of 5
River City Casino & Hotel
$125 - $253
Ranked #8 of 121 Hotels in Saint Louis
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