What to see in St Louis

St Louis Attractions

Once the gateway to the Western frontier, people now travel to St Louis for a good time in an aesthetically lovely city which provides a host of diversions for old and young, not least of which are the Mississippi river boats that still tie up at the riverfront historic district. There is truly never a dull moment during a holiday in St Louis.

The city's distinctive neighbourhoods retain the lingering influence of the many ethnic groups that settled the city, comprising the real heart of St Louis. The Hill is known for its old-world charm and excellent restaurants imbued with a Latin flavour lent by its Italian community. The Central West End is a trendy quarter filled with chic boutiques and antique shops, sidewalk cafes, art galleries and some of St Louis' finest residential properties. The French neighbourhood of Soulard has a colourful Saturday produce market.

Free attractions are a St Louis tradition, and today's visitors will find more high-quality attractions here at no cost than almost anywhere else in the US. There are scores of interesting things to do for free, and these include some of the best attractions in the city as well as numerous activities geared towards children, making it an excellent family destination and a good urban option for budget travellers.

Forest Park

The beautifully landscaped Forest Park is larger than New York's Central Park and its leafy grounds are filled with attractions.…

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Gateway Arch

Within the riverside park known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch is a soaring landmark…

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Laumeier Sculpture Park

The mission statement of Laumeier Sculpture Park - an open-air museum containing more than 70 outdoor sculptures dotted…

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St Louis City Museum

One of the most popular attractions for kids in St Louis, the St Louis City Museum isn't a stuffy hall with dusty dioramas;…

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