St. Louis Sights

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Grant's Farm

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Attractions at this favorite of St. Louis children include a 160-acre petting zoo, education-based elephant and bird shows, an animal...

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This 91-acre park, established in 1935, is home to St. Louis's famous Gateway Arch as well as the Museum of Westward Expansion and the...

Laclede's Landing

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This pleasant enclave north of the Gateway Arch is nine square blocks of cobblestone streets and restored 19th-century warehouses; the...

Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Known locally as Shaw's Garden for founder Henry Shaw, the garden is a 15-minute drive southwest of Downtown. Highlights include a Japanese...

Museum of Westward Expansion

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This museum, below the Gateway Arch, has exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Native Americans, and animals of the American West.

Old Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the King

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West of the Gateway Arch is St. Louis's oldest church, a simple Greek Revival structure built in 1834. Mass is still held here daily.

St. Louis Art Museum

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This museum has a celebrated collection of 19th-century American painting, in addition to fine pre-Columbian and German expressionist...

St. Louis Science Center

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The center, located in the southeast part of Forest Park, contains more than 600 hands-on exhibits on ecology, space, and humanity. You'll...

St. Louis Zoo

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Located in Forest Park, this is one of the country's best zoos and a leader in conservation efforts. Natural open-air habitats allow...

The Magic House

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The kids will have a blast at this hyper-interactive children's museum. Highlights include a hair-raising static ball, a photo-sensitive...