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What to see in St Louis

St Louis Attractions


Once the gateway to the Wild West, 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 visitor will find more attractions here at no cost than almost anywhere else in the US. There are scores of interesting things to do for no cost at all, 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.

Summers in St Louis are hot and humid, but summer is the best time for a St Louis holiday if you want to make the most of the riverfront attractions and outdoor cafes. Rain is possible at any time of year, however, and the city is prone to storms. Winters in St Louis are cold and can be snowy.


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, covering 105 acres and containing over 70 outdoor…

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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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