St. Louis Sights

St. Louis has three major neighborhoods. The Hill is known for its good restaurants—mostly Italian—and simple old-world charm. The neighborhood is bounded by Hampton Avenue on the west and Kingshighway on the east, south of Interstate 44. You'll know when you've reached the Hill because the fireplugs are painted green, white, and red. Baseball legends Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up playing

stickball on these streets, but today you're more likely to see a game of boccie—Italian lawn bowling—played at local pubs.

Soulard is a French neighborhood, bounded by the Mississippi River to the east and Interstate 55 to the north and west. There are many reasons to come to Soulard, including the Bastille Day celebrations and Mardi Gras—but the main draw is Soulard Market, where St. Louisans have come since 1779 for the fresh produce, baked goods, and exotic spices, Wednesday through Saturday.

The Central West End, between Forest Park and Page Avenue, is a chic neighborhood filled with trendy boutiques, cozy sidewalk cafés, and galleries. Many of the early 20th-century homes are on display during the annual Greek Festival, held during Labor Day weekend. St. Louisans often stop here after work for a drink or dinner, but the Cathedral of Saint Louis and its collection of mosaic art are worth a visit as well.

Downtown sights can be explored on foot. To visit other parts of town, you'll need a car.

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American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

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Dog-related art, special exhibits, videos, and educational programs are displayed in the Greek Revival Jarville House mansion (built...

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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St. Louis is home to Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewer and the maker of Budweiser beer. Tours of the brewery at the company's...

Busch Stadium

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South of the Old Courthouse is Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. ...

Cathedral of St. Louis

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A mind-boggling collection of mosaics covers the walls, ceilings, and three domes of this amazing cathedral, which is also known as the...

City Museum

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This institution is unlike any museum you've been to before. You can crawl through fish-head trees, participate in a real circus, and...

Forest Park

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On the western edge of town is this well-known park, whose grounds include the city zoo, the art museum, an outdoor ice skating rink,...

Gateway Arch

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A ride to the top of the 630-foot arch, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, is a must. The centerpiece of the 91-acre Jefferson National...

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

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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...


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