Lived in the St Loius Area...
Lived in the St Loius Area most of my life intil I joined the Coast Guard and now live else where. Family still lives in the area so I go back to visit. Great City you can do pretty much anything. Going to Either a Cardnial or Blues game.
The Gateway Arch
The Bigfoot Truck Museum. I took my 5 year old son in there and he was in heaven. We took pictures of him in the trucks and inside the large wheels. Definitely a neat place for children young and old.
Get out of the fast lane if you aren't passing!
If you intend to drive in STL take heed.
Get the heck out of the left lane if you are not gonna pass someone. Otherwise plan on having a local up your tailpipe.
We are not nice drivers. So if you don't know what you are doing or where you are going, let us pass you. Pull over, or get outta the way.
Also, we aren't the best drivers, so watch out.
For your benefit...cops are always running radar so be careful.
New Stadium is Here Now
Cheering with a stadium full of Cards fans has to be one of the best St. Louis experiences!! I got to go to a game this August, in the new stadium, with 104 F temperature! But we were lucky to be sitting in the shade. Had a great time! At night, the lights were blazing & you really can see inside from the street, just by walking by. What an amazing glimpse & architectual choice to behold. All the seats appear to good ones, too. I sat in the Upper level and had no complaints.
During Play Offs, I took the Tour, with my brother and younger daughter. For $10, you get to see a lot of the inside of the stadium and stand behind Home Plate and visit the Cards dug out. Tour was a lot of walking, so not recommended if you can't walk for an hour. Good picture taking opts.
The Cardinals new "nest" fits in with the classic red brick architecure of old St. Louis, with huge arches of real brick! Looks very good.
If you're interested, there's lots of info & a web cam on their web site. A web site that could keep a fan busy for hours! Lots of money for the beer (yes, the beer really does cost $8 a cup) & foods, sunscreen, ball cap...oh, you know what to bring!!!
The veggie burgers were unusally large and one of the lowest prices on the menu They tasted Ok, too. You can bring your own water, in plastic bottles, which I highly recommend. Their bottles cost $4.50 each!!! And drinking fountains are not that plentiful. See their site, for what you can and cannot bring inside.
more butterflies than one has ever seen!
If you are travelling with kids and you have a car, then the Butterfly House is a must. It is expensive and very small as attractions go BUT it is unique unless you have been to a rainforest.
Once in the exhibit, it is 90 degrees and very humid. One's glasses fog up immediately, but when the fog clears there are butterflies every where. One will land on your shoulder or your friend's. Everyone ooo's and ahs. Take your time. The exhibit is small. There are benches to sit upon to just stare into the foliage to see the various butterflies. Obviously, this is a very costly exhibit to operate. Butterflies only last a few days so new shipments are brought in every week.
There is the typical gift shop to entice the kids but it is a good cause.