Things to Do in Saint Louis
Gateway to Elsewhere
This holiday season, skid into the largest city of the Great Plains and savor in its unique vibe. Baseball, bowling and beer are some of the most popular attractions in St. Louis, but history and culture especially that of the Mississippi River are a prominent part of the city. Blues Music and westward expansion have also made a significant impact on the history of the city.
St. Louis is an ideal family holiday destination offering such a wide range of sightseeing and touring spots that almost everybody can find something to their liking. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular things to do in St. Louis and how to make the most of a St. Louis vacation.
Saint Louis Art Museum
Located in Forest park in the breathtaking Fine Arts Building, Saint Louis Art Museum is home to about 33,000 works of art spanning across 5 millennia from all the continents in the world. The artifacts displayed are frequently changing and the museum often exhibits special artworks. The museum keeps expanding its collection –one of the latest additions being a gift from Edith ‘Eddie’ Spink and C.C. Johnson Spink. It features 25 works of famous American artists and 200 exquisite ancient Asian art works. After exploring the rich exhibits and artifacts at the museum, you can complement your visit to the museum by taking a stroll at the lush and beautiful Forest Park.
With a height of over 600 feet, the Gateway Arch can practically be seen from any part of the city and is the tallest man-made monument in the United States. A symbol of St. Louis, the Arch played a major role in the history of the city by acting as the medium through which the early colonists traveled to move to the West. It is an architectural gem and a magnificent spot from which you can enjoy the scenic views of the city. There is an enclosed tram service that will take you to the arch in about 4 minutes. Some of the famous landmarks you can view from the observation deck are the Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium, Old Courthouse, etc.