St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Centrally located in the US – convenient for both national and international visitors
Tourism & Visitor Information — Explore St. Louis
Phone: 800-916-8938 | https://explorestlouis.com/
Explore St. Louis – discover what St. Louis has to offer, all in one location – art, theatre, museums, sports, festivals, dining and much more.
St. Louis Arch – At an astounding 630-feet tall, the magnificent Gateway Arch remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Its unique shape and stainless steel facade remarkably represent the history made in the city of St. Louis. An enclosed tram inside the Arch takes you to the top, where you will experience breathtaking views of modern St. Louis – up to 30 miles in each direction on a clear day. Along with the surrounding Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch opens up a world of history about how St. Louis served as the Gateway to the West for early settlers.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery – nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, this brewery is the largest and oldest brewery site and was selected based on its access to the Mississippi River, the large presence of German immigrants in the 1800’s and the natural cave formations that were utilized to store beer prior to artificial refrigeration. From the history-rich architecture (include 3 National Historic Landmarks) to cutting-edge brewing technology, you will witness first-hand the heritage and timeless tradition Anheuser-Bush employs to brew beer.
Cardinal Baseball – Bush stadium is just a few blocks away. Whether the Cardinals are playing at home or away, visit the new Ballpark Village – the premiere dining and entertainment district in the region. Located in the heart of St. Louis’ central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village is the first-ever, sports-anchored, multi-phased/mixed-use development. The $100 million, 120,000-square-foot multi-story project is visible beyond the left center field wall of Busch Stadium, compliments the energy and excitement of the game day experience. Ballpark village hosts a variety of public and private events 365 days a year, providing patrons a variety of entertainment, food and beverage, and on-site parking in one location. (Note: the 2019 game schedule will be posted when available)
St. Louis Art Museum – The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879, at the close of a decade that saw the establishment of art museums in great cities across the eastern half of the United States. This Museum’s comprehensive collections bear witness to the inspirational and educational goals to which its founder aspired and the moral and democratic imperatives he embraced. What began as a collection of assorted plaster casts, electrotype reproductions, and other examples of “good design” in various media rapidly gave way to a great and varied collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents. Today the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind.
Forest Park – Today, Forest Park Forever maintains Forest Park with the City of St. Louis; raises funds for and helps manage capital restoration projects called for in the Forest Park Master Plan; delivers experiential educational opportunities to teachers, students and adults; and provides information and guides for the Park’s 13 million annual visitors. “One of America’s coolest city parks … and one of the world’s most beautiful city parks” — Travel & Leisure
Missouri Botanical Garden – Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home, and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. For over 158 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.
St. Louis Science Center – Specializing in making science fun! When you build, the most common reaction is “fun”. People of all ages investigate, explore and engage with science through fun and interactive learning experiences. As many as 1,000,000 visitors each year enjoy the Science Center’s permanent galleries, live science demonstrations, OMNIMAX Theater, Planetarium shows and special exhibitions. General Admission is always free.
St. Louis Zoo – Recently voted Best Zoo and America’s Top Free Attraction, the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. Annually, approximately 3 million visitors get the opportunity to experience 17,000+ animals in the Zoo’s care; many of them are rare and endangered. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, visitors are encouraged to come back again…and again!
City Museum – where imagination runs wild! Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.