The St Louis Arch
If I were to go to St Louis again for the first time, I would head for the St Louis Arch. We have been going there for 20+ years (my husbands family lives there) and did not visit the Arch until last November! The view from the top is awesome, the RIDE to the top is...fun if you are not claustrophobic.... and the pictures we took of the Arch itself and the surrounding area were unforgetable!!!! We had a great time!!! There is also a film to watch that is really interesting about the construction of the Arch!
A wonderful time!!
Of Course, the Arch is the...
Of Course, the Arch is the most famous place in visit in St. Louis but there are a jillion places to visit. One night we did a tour and stopped off in the cobblestone streets for appetizers...then traveled around the older neighborhoods to look at some lovely (historic?) homes and ended up in a German restaurant. Fondest memory was probably the night my friend, Donna Jean, and my two new Alaskan friends, Amy and Gena, walked down to the Adams Mark for a night of dancing!
Public Art - Ulysses S. Grant at City Hall
Civil War General and 18th United State President Ullysses Grant married a woman from a prominent St. Louis family - Julia Dent - and for several years operated a farm just outside the city limits. He is commemorated with the fine statue, the 1888 work of Robert Porter Bringhurst (1855-1924). It is said that this was the first Grant statue to be unveiled in the USA, and the ceremony attracted a crowd of thousands.
It's located on the grounds of the St. Louis City Hall, at the corner of 12th and Market.
Just about everything!!!
Depending on when you come, you should bring a variety. Spring time bring shorts, jeans, long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt., jacket, and a coat. Summer time bring shorts, t-shirt, and comfortable sneakers. Fall time bring the same as spring time. Winter time pack as many sweaters, long sleeve shirts, jeans, long johns, pretty much anything that will help keep you warm. Just keep in mind, no matter what season it is, the weather in St.Louis is always changing. Always bring something to wear for rain. It never seems to fail that at least one day will have rain or something. So just pack for any type of weather possible. It never hurts to have a first aid kit handy. Keep one in your car and go to like a Bass Pro Shop or a Walgreens and pick up ones that fit in your jacket pocket. They come in handy!! Make sure you have lots of film handy!!! There is a lot to see and do and if you don't have film handy, you'll be kicking yourself later. There is a number of outdoor areas to go to. Just pack the normal stuff you would generaly need for those situations. Also go on a float trip down one of the rivers, it's a lot of fun for everyone. If you have sinus problems, pack a lot of medication for it. The humidity will make them worse. Just be prepared for anything and everything you can think of.
The village was founded in 1837 as a German settlement. The beer brewery was the first stage for the residents; they like the beer so much. Good land for wine in the area led them to grow vines, and by early 1900's, they reaped 3 million gallons. The wine is very good tasting; rivals Europe vineyards in my opinion. The town has 100 historical buildings on the register list, and they all are nicely maintained. Dierberg family of St. Louis bought the wine cellar commerce in 1974 and a town has had revitalized wine fest every summer. It is held in June and well worth a leisure day on a grassy knoll with a bottle of wine in hand.
It is located on the Missouri River and is 100 miles form St. Louis and 200 miles from KC, on Hwy 100