St. Louis Attractions
Many of the best St. Louis attractions are fun for the whole family. St. Louis is the second biggest city in Missouri and is home to professional sports teams in the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball. There are many attractions to visit during your stay, so make a list in advance so you have enough time to see them all.
- Gateway Arch. The massive 630 foot arch was completed in late 1965 after taking over two years to build. It is the tallest manmade monument in the U.S., and is the most popular attraction in St. Louis. You have to take a ride to the top on a tram to truly appreciate how big the arch is. This should be your first stop when you visit St. Louis. Gateway Arch: Walnut St. & S. Memorial Dr., St. Louis, MO.
- Busch Stadium. If you are in St. Louis during baseball season, the Cardinals play their home games here. There are also concerts held at the stadium. If you aren’t a baseball fan, check the upcoming stadium schedule to see if one of the bands you like happens to be playing during your trip. Busch Stadium: 700 Clark St., St. Louis, MO.
- Union Station. This used to be the largest train station in the world until it was renovated in the 1980s. Now it is a major entertainment center with something for everyone. There is shopping, dining and a Marriott hotel now located at the station. You can still catch a train ride at the station, to many other St. Louis attractions. Union Station: 1820 Market St., St. Louis, MO.
- Anheuser-Busch Brewery. No trip to St. Louis is complete without stopping by the famous Anheuser-Busch brewery. Take a tour and sample the various beers made at the brewery. Be sure to see the Budweiser Clydesdale stables during your visit. Anheuser-Busch Brewery: 12th & Lynch Sts., St. Louis, MO.
- St. Louis Zoo. Take the family to this 100 year-old zoo for a day of fun and education. The zoo has a variety of wildlife to see, including elephants, tigers and even penguins. There is also a part of zoo where kids can pet some non-lethal animals. St. Louis Zoo: 6001 Forest Park Pkwy., St. Louis, MO.